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Gross debt in Cameroon

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 Cameroon in the period from 1998 to 2020 was between 3.2 billion and 16.4 billion USD. The highest level of the last years at 16 billion US Dollar was reached in 2020.

Based on the number of inhabitants, this is a debt of 619 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




YearCameroon totalCameroon per capitaEU per capita
19988.27 bn USD562 USD14,079 USD
19998.54 bn USD565 USD14,032 USD
20008.38 bn USD540 USD11,232 USD
20017.19 bn USD451 USD11,255 USD
20027.50 bn USD459 USD12,258 USD
20039.01 bn USD536 USD15,286 USD
200410.50 bn USD608 USD17,595 USD
20059.30 bn USD524 USD18,327 USD
20064.14 bn USD227 USD18,877 USD
20073.53 bn USD188 USD20,898 USD
20083.23 bn USD168 USD24,086 USD
20093.36 bn USD170 USD25,361 USD
20104.04 bn USD199 USD26,496 USD
20114.81 bn USD230 USD29,231 USD
20124.65 bn USD216 USD28,174 USD
20136.14 bn USD278 USD29,981 USD
20147.84 bn USD345 USD30,648 USD
20158.36 bn USD363 USD25,918 USD
20169.17 bn USD387 USD26,261 USD
201711.06 bn USD453 USD27,024 USD
201813.71 bn USD547 USD28,448 USD
201914.64 bn USD568 USD27,168 USD
202016.39 bn USD619 USD30,783 USD


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



      Cameroon       European Union


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