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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 1998 to 2020 was between 371.1 billion and 1,622.1 billion USD. The hightest level within the past 22 years was reached in 2017. However, the liabilities in 2020 have been only 1,342 billion USD

Based on the number of inhabitants, this is in Brazil a debt of 6,315 USD per person. For comparison: The average debt per person in the same year in the European Union was 30,776 USD.


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Gross debt of the last 22 years in billion USD




YearBrazil totalBrazil per capitaEU per capita
1998470.07 bn USD2,769 USD14,079 USD
1999387.27 bn USD2,247 USD14,032 USD
2000410.61 bn USD2,349 USD11,232 USD
2001371.08 bn USD2,094 USD11,255 USD
2002382.23 bn USD2,129 USD12,258 USD
2003393.97 bn USD2,167 USD15,286 USD
2004448.91 bn USD2,440 USD17,595 USD
2005590.82 bn USD3,174 USD18,327 USD
2006708.35 bn USD3,764 USD18,877 USD
2007872.52 bn USD4,589 USD20,898 USD
20081,028.64 bn USD5,357 USD24,086 USD
20091,063.67 bn USD5,486 USD25,361 USD
20101,354.43 bn USD6,920 USD26,496 USD
20111,552.47 bn USD7,860 USD29,231 USD
20121,475.43 bn USD7,404 USD28,174 USD
20131,415.16 bn USD7,039 USD29,981 USD
20141,435.74 bn USD7,081 USD30,648 USD
20151,217.17 bn USD5,953 USD25,920 USD
20161,318.38 bn USD6,395 USD26,262 USD
20171,622.11 bn USD7,805 USD27,025 USD
20181,540.44 bn USD7,354 USD28,454 USD
20191,548.89 bn USD7,339 USD27,178 USD
20201,342.40 bn USD6,315 USD30,776 USD


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



      Brazil       European Union


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