household debts in Lesotho

Gross debt in Lesotho

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 Lesotho in the period from 1998 to 2021 was between 635.2 million and 1.3 billion USD. The highest level of the last years at one billion US Dollar was reached in 2021.

Based on the number of inhabitants, this is a debt of 586 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

YearLesotho totalLesotho per capitaEU per capita
1998794.24 M USD398 USD14,079 USD
1999815.75 M USD404 USD14,032 USD
2000845.66 M USD416 USD11,232 USD
2001980.64 M USD482 USD11,255 USD
2002682.17 M USD336 USD12,258 USD
2003683.17 M USD338 USD15,286 USD
2004793.05 M USD395 USD17,595 USD
2005954.91 M USD478 USD18,327 USD
20061,061.13 M USD533 USD18,877 USD
2007921.45 M USD464 USD20,898 USD
2008841.98 M USD424 USD24,086 USD
2009635.20 M USD319 USD25,361 USD
2010761.93 M USD382 USD26,496 USD
2011940.01 M USD469 USD29,231 USD
2012987.31 M USD490 USD28,174 USD
2013975.08 M USD481 USD29,981 USD
20141,013.15 M USD496 USD30,648 USD
20151,079.34 M USD509 USD25,918 USD
2016858.33 M USD400 USD26,261 USD
2017923.57 M USD425 USD27,024 USD
20181,252.23 M USD570 USD28,448 USD
20191,238.23 M USD556 USD27,168 USD
20201,209.10 M USD536 USD30,783 USD
20211,335.88 M USD586 USD33,695 USD

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

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