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Gross debt in Sao Tome and Principe

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 Sao Tome and Principe in the period from 2001 to 2020 was between 110.1 million and 387.1 million USD. The hightest level within the past 19 years was reached in 2018. However, the liabilities in 2020 have been only 385 million USD

Based on the number of inhabitants, this is in Sao Tome and Principe a debt of 1,756 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 19 years in millions of USD




YearSao Tome and Principe totalSao Tome and Principe per capitaEU per capita
2001293.79 M USD2,030 USD9,894 USD
2002289.41 M USD1,963 USD10,773 USD
2003311.08 M USD2,068 USD13,433 USD
2004362.96 M USD2,361 USD15,459 USD
2005370.12 M USD2,350 USD16,095 USD
2006359.49 M USD2,223 USD16,570 USD
2007150.12 M USD903 USD18,334 USD
2008110.09 M USD643 USD21,119 USD
2009136.01 M USD773 USD22,222 USD
2010157.05 M USD871 USD26,496 USD
2011180.61 M USD979 USD29,231 USD
2012203.14 M USD1,078 USD28,064 USD
2013213.85 M USD1,113 USD29,836 USD
2014240.69 M USD1,230 USD30,512 USD
2015271.18 M USD1,360 USD25,813 USD
2016329.25 M USD1,620 USD26,165 USD
2017322.42 M USD1,557 USD26,931 USD
2018387.08 M USD1,834 USD28,362 USD
2019305.89 M USD1,422 USD27,095 USD
2020384.83 M USD1,756 USD30,780 USD


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



      Sao Tome and Principe       European Union


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