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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. On the other hand 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 2020 was between 647.0 million and 1.2 billion USD. The hightest level within the past 22 years was reached in 2018. However, the liabilities in 2020 have been only 945 million USD

Based on the number of inhabitants, this is in Lesotho a debt of 441 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 for the last 22 years in millions of USD




YearLesotho totalLesotho per capitaEU per capita
1998794.24 M USD398 USD12,387 USD
1999815.75 M USD404 USD12,342 USD
2000845.66 M USD416 USD9,877 USD
2001980.64 M USD482 USD9,894 USD
2002682.17 M USD336 USD10,773 USD
2003683.17 M USD338 USD13,433 USD
2004793.05 M USD395 USD15,459 USD
2005954.91 M USD478 USD16,095 USD
20061,061.13 M USD533 USD16,570 USD
2007940.22 M USD473 USD18,334 USD
2008838.03 M USD422 USD21,119 USD
2009647.01 M USD325 USD22,222 USD
2010773.79 M USD388 USD26,496 USD
2011940.01 M USD469 USD29,231 USD
2012987.31 M USD490 USD28,064 USD
2013975.08 M USD481 USD29,836 USD
20141,008.66 M USD494 USD30,512 USD
20151,075.43 M USD522 USD25,813 USD
2016854.87 M USD412 USD26,165 USD
2017919.81 M USD440 USD26,931 USD
20181,246.15 M USD591 USD28,362 USD
20191,198.21 M USD564 USD27,095 USD
2020944.67 M USD441 USD30,780 USD


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



      Lesotho       European Union


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