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Gross debt in Burundi

The government gross debt refers to the total of all sums of money that have to be paid to other countries, communities or institutions. Not included in the gross debt are the demands of a country to foreign ones.

The gross debt in Burundi in the period from 1998 to 2020 was between 457.7 million and 1.8 billion USD. The highest level of the last years at two billion US Dollar was reached in 2020.

Based on the number of inhabitants, this is a debt of 145 USD per person. For comparison, the average debt per person in the same year in the European Union was 30,783 USD.


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Gross debt of the last 22 years in billion USD




YearBurundi totalBurundi per capitaEU per capita
19981.24 bn USD201 USD14,079 USD
19991.14 bn USD181 USD14,032 USD
20001.19 bn USD186 USD11,232 USD
20011.12 bn USD171 USD11,255 USD
20021.31 bn USD196 USD12,258 USD
20031.35 bn USD195 USD15,286 USD
20041.58 bn USD222 USD17,595 USD
20051.53 bn USD208 USD18,327 USD
20061.66 bn USD218 USD18,877 USD
20071.76 bn USD224 USD20,898 USD
20081.65 bn USD203 USD24,086 USD
20090.46 bn USD54 USD25,361 USD
20100.95 bn USD110 USD26,496 USD
20110.95 bn USD107 USD29,231 USD
20120.97 bn USD105 USD28,174 USD
20130.93 bn USD97 USD29,981 USD
20141.03 bn USD104 USD30,648 USD
20151.24 bn USD116 USD25,918 USD
20161.22 bn USD112 USD26,261 USD
20171.27 bn USD114 USD27,024 USD
20181.41 bn USD123 USD28,448 USD
20191.55 bn USD131 USD27,168 USD
20201.78 bn USD145 USD30,783 USD


Comparison of gross debt per capita with the European Union in U.S. dollars



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