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Gross debt in Ghana

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

The gross debt in Ghana in the period from 1998 to 2020 was between 3.0 billion and 54.1 billion USD. The highest level of the last years at 54 billion US Dollar was reached in 2020.

Based on the number of inhabitants, this is in Ghana a debt of 1,741 USD per person. For comparison: The average debt per person in the same year in the European Union was 30,780 USD.


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Gross debt of the last 22 years in billion USD




YearGhana totalGhana per capitaEU per capita
19983.04 bn USD165 USD12,387 USD
19994.30 bn USD229 USD12,342 USD
20003.99 bn USD207 USD9,877 USD
20013.29 bn USD167 USD9,894 USD
20023.57 bn USD177 USD10,773 USD
20034.03 bn USD194 USD13,433 USD
20043.65 bn USD172 USD15,459 USD
20053.65 bn USD167 USD16,095 USD
20063.78 bn USD169 USD16,570 USD
20075.58 bn USD243 USD18,334 USD
20087.03 bn USD298 USD21,119 USD
20096.96 bn USD288 USD22,222 USD
201011.11 bn USD448 USD26,496 USD
201112.30 bn USD484 USD29,231 USD
201214.59 bn USD561 USD28,064 USD
201326.97 bn USD1,014 USD29,836 USD
201427.45 bn USD1,008 USD30,512 USD
201526.63 bn USD956 USD25,813 USD
201631.42 bn USD1,103 USD26,165 USD
201734.42 bn USD1,182 USD26,931 USD
201841.72 bn USD1,402 USD28,362 USD
201942.77 bn USD1,406 USD27,095 USD
202054.09 bn USD1,741 USD30,780 USD


Comparison of the gross debt per capita with the European Union in Euro



      Ghana       European Union


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