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Gross debt in Uganda

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 Uganda in the period from 1998 to 2020 was between 2.0 billion and 16.6 billion USD. The highest level of the last years at 17 billion US Dollar was reached in 2020.

Based on the number of inhabitants, this is a debt of 373 USD per person. For comparison, the average debt per person in the same year in the European Union was 30,783 USD.


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Gross debt of the last 22 years in billion USD




YearUganda totalUganda per capitaEU per capita
19982.97 bn USD133 USD14,079 USD
19992.86 bn USD125 USD14,032 USD
20003.01 bn USD127 USD11,232 USD
20013.00 bn USD123 USD11,255 USD
20023.38 bn USD134 USD12,258 USD
20033.64 bn USD140 USD15,286 USD
20043.89 bn USD145 USD17,595 USD
20053.93 bn USD142 USD18,327 USD
20062.77 bn USD97 USD18,877 USD
20072.02 bn USD69 USD20,898 USD
20082.26 bn USD74 USD24,086 USD
20093.72 bn USD118 USD25,361 USD
20104.90 bn USD151 USD26,496 USD
20115.01 bn USD150 USD29,231 USD
20125.32 bn USD154 USD28,174 USD
20136.38 bn USD179 USD29,981 USD
20148.08 bn USD219 USD30,648 USD
20159.29 bn USD248 USD25,918 USD
20169.05 bn USD234 USD26,261 USD
201710.34 bn USD258 USD27,024 USD
201811.44 bn USD276 USD28,448 USD
201913.10 bn USD305 USD27,168 USD
202016.58 bn USD373 USD30,783 USD


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



      Uganda       European Union


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