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Gross debt in Mauritania

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 Mauritania in the period from 1998 to 2020 was between 1.4 billion and 4.7 billion USD. The highest level of the last years at 5 billion US Dollar was reached in 2020.

Based on the number of inhabitants, this is in Mauritania a debt of 1,007 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




YearMauritania totalMauritania per capitaEU per capita
19981.39 bn USD557 USD12,387 USD
20001.61 bn USD610 USD9,877 USD
20011.62 bn USD600 USD9,894 USD
20021.47 bn USD529 USD10,773 USD
20031.54 bn USD540 USD13,433 USD
20041.77 bn USD602 USD15,459 USD
20051.83 bn USD606 USD16,095 USD
20061.42 bn USD456 USD16,570 USD
20071.39 bn USD433 USD18,334 USD
20081.65 bn USD500 USD21,119 USD
20091.51 bn USD445 USD22,222 USD
20102.47 bn USD708 USD26,496 USD
20112.63 bn USD730 USD29,231 USD
20122.65 bn USD714 USD28,064 USD
20132.89 bn USD757 USD29,836 USD
20143.20 bn USD813 USD30,512 USD
20153.62 bn USD895 USD25,813 USD
20163.62 bn USD869 USD26,165 USD
20173.72 bn USD869 USD26,931 USD
20184.33 bn USD983 USD28,362 USD
20194.48 bn USD991 USD27,095 USD
20204.68 bn USD1,007 USD30,780 USD


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



      Mauritania       European Union


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