household debts in Eswatini

Gross debt in Eswatini

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 Eswatini in the period from 1998 to 2021 was between 244.0 million and 2.2 billion USD. The highest level of the last years at two billion US Dollar was reached in 2021.

Based on the number of inhabitants, this is a debt of 1,823 USD per person. For comparison, the average debt per person in the same year in the European Union was 33,695 USD.

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Gross debt for the last 23 years in millions of USD

YearEswatini totalEswatini per capitaEU per capita
1998244.00 M USD249 USD14,079 USD
1999258.36 M USD260 USD14,032 USD
2000315.62 M USD314 USD11,232 USD
2001335.59 M USD331 USD11,255 USD
2002245.44 M USD241 USD12,258 USD
2003384.18 M USD376 USD15,286 USD
2004416.29 M USD406 USD17,595 USD
2005429.06 M USD416 USD18,327 USD
2006480.20 M USD463 USD18,877 USD
2007559.24 M USD536 USD20,898 USD
2008480.80 M USD458 USD24,086 USD
2009375.47 M USD355 USD25,361 USD
2010625.68 M USD588 USD26,496 USD
2011707.91 M USD660 USD29,231 USD
2012721.50 M USD669 USD28,174 USD
2013689.90 M USD635 USD29,981 USD
2014625.11 M USD571 USD30,648 USD
2015798.63 M USD704 USD25,918 USD
2016959.71 M USD840 USD26,261 USD
20171,232.43 M USD1,070 USD27,024 USD
20181,600.22 M USD1,379 USD28,448 USD
20191,780.51 M USD1,522 USD27,168 USD
20201,677.07 M USD1,420 USD30,783 USD
20212,173.54 M USD1,823 USD33,695 USD

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

      Eswatini       European Union

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