Gross debt in Brazil

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 Brazil in the period from 2006 to 2016 was between 708.4 billion and 1,552.5 billion USD. The hightest level within the past 10 years was reached in 2011. However, the liabilities in 2016 have been only 1,318.38 billion USD

Based on the number of inhabitants, this is in Brazil a debt of 6,395 USD per person. For comparison: The average debt per person in the same year in the European Union was 31,202 USD.


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Gross debt of the last 10 years in billion USD




JahrBrazil totalBrazil per capitaEU per capita
2006708.36 bn USD3,765 USD18,591 USD
2007872.50 bn USD4,589 USD20,509 USD
20081,028.62 bn USD5,357 USD23,520 USD
20091,063.69 bn USD5,486 USD25,266 USD
20101,354.45 bn USD6,921 USD30,683 USD
20111,552.50 bn USD7,860 USD34,278 USD
20121,475.40 bn USD7,403 USD33,161 USD
20131,415.15 bn USD7,039 USD35,247 USD
20141,435.71 bn USD7,081 USD36,694 USD
20151,217.17 bn USD5,953 USD31,489 USD
20161,318.38 bn USD6,395 USD31,202 USD


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



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