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household debts in Zimbabwe

Gross debt in Zimbabwe

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 Zimbabwe in the period from 1998 to 2020 was between 1.7 billion and 24.9 billion USD. The hightest level within the past 22 years was reached in 2019. However, the liabilities in 2020 have been only 19 billion USD

Based on the number of inhabitants, this is a debt of 1,183 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




YearZimbabwe totalZimbabwe per capitaEU per capita
19981.76 bn USD150 USD14,079 USD
19991.83 bn USD154 USD14,032 USD
20001.77 bn USD149 USD11,232 USD
20011.73 bn USD145 USD11,255 USD
20021.95 bn USD163 USD12,258 USD
20032.51 bn USD210 USD15,286 USD
20051.90 bn USD158 USD18,327 USD
20062.15 bn USD177 USD18,877 USD
20072.36 bn USD193 USD20,898 USD
20082.70 bn USD218 USD24,086 USD
20095.67 bn USD453 USD25,361 USD
20105.73 bn USD451 USD26,496 USD
20116.04 bn USD469 USD29,231 USD
20126.55 bn USD499 USD28,174 USD
20137.05 bn USD528 USD29,981 USD
20148.23 bn USD606 USD30,648 USD
20159.48 bn USD670 USD25,918 USD
201610.09 bn USD698 USD26,261 USD
20179.57 bn USD649 USD27,024 USD
201821.00 bn USD1,395 USD28,448 USD
201924.87 bn USD1,620 USD27,168 USD
202018.53 bn USD1,183 USD30,783 USD


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



      Zimbabwe       European Union


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