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Gross debt in Cameroon

The government debt of Cameroon refers to the debt of the state proper, but not its federal states, municipalities and institutions.

The government debt in the period from 1991 to 2021 was between 3.1 billion and 18.6 billion USD. The highest level of the last years at 19 billion US Dollar was reached in 2021.

Based on the number of inhabitants, this is a debt of 684 USD per person. For comparison, the average debt per person in the same year in the European Union was 31,701 USD.

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Gross debt of the last 30 years in billion USD

YearCameroon total% of GDPper capitaEU per capita
19915.15 bn USD43.46%424 USD6,198 USD
19926.48 bn USD53.71%519 USD7,328 USD
199511.57 bn USD106.49%851 USD12,276 USD
199610.45 bn USD94.22%748 USD13,038 USD
19987.66 bn USD67.76%520 USD11,978 USD
19997.91 bn USD68.37%523 USD11,204 USD
20008.02 bn USD75.88%517 USD9,175 USD
20016.81 bn USD62.18%428 USD9,104 USD
20027.03 bn USD56.60%430 USD10,039 USD
20038.23 bn USD51.52%490 USD12,356 USD
20049.74 bn USD51.73%564 USD14,056 USD
20058.55 bn USD43.84%482 USD14,655 USD
20063.84 bn USD18.35%211 USD15,092 USD
20073.30 bn USD13.80%176 USD16,757 USD
20083.09 bn USD11.15%161 USD19,361 USD
20093.14 bn USD11.26%159 USD20,190 USD
20103.85 bn USD13.99%189 USD21,506 USD
20114.61 bn USD15.05%220 USD24,311 USD
20124.49 bn USD14.87%209 USD23,897 USD
20135.89 bn USD17.47%267 USD26,085 USD
20147.53 bn USD20.71%332 USD26,871 USD
20158.32 bn USD25.83%361 USD22,892 USD
20168.85 bn USD26.18%373 USD23,468 USD
201710.72 bn USD29.71%440 USD24,441 USD
201813.27 bn USD33.20%529 USD26,205 USD
201914.39 bn USD36.28%558 USD25,151 USD
202016.06 bn USD39.39%606 USD28,902 USD
202118.60 bn USD41.02%684 USD31,701 USD

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

      Cameroon       European Union

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