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Gross debt in Canada

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 Canada in the period from 1998 to 2016 was between 407.7 bn and 1,001.7 bn USD. The hightest level within the past 18 years was reached in 2012. However, the liabilities in 2016 have been only 813.79 bn USD

Based on the number of inhabitants, this is in Canada a debt of 22,537 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 18 years in billion USD




JahrCanada totalCanada per capitaEU per capita
1998456.13 bn USD15,126 USD12,387 USD
1999446.50 bn USD14,687 USD12,342 USD
2000434.26 bn USD14,152 USD10,778 USD
2001420.38 bn USD13,552 USD10,717 USD
2002407.68 bn USD13,000 USD11,593 USD
2003454.74 bn USD14,370 USD14,402 USD
2004476.28 bn USD14,911 USD16,970 USD
2005534.11 bn USD16,565 USD17,846 USD
2006564.36 bn USD17,327 USD18,591 USD
2007568.15 bn USD17,275 USD20,509 USD
2008677.47 bn USD20,377 USD23,520 USD
2009715.11 bn USD21,265 USD25,266 USD
2010843.29 bn USD24,799 USD30,683 USD
2011948.20 bn USD27,613 USD34,278 USD
20121,001.67 bn USD28,855 USD33,161 USD
2013955.33 bn USD27,231 USD35,247 USD
2014907.83 bn USD25,618 USD36,694 USD
2015851.38 bn USD23,846 USD31,489 USD
2016813.79 bn USD22,537 USD31,202 USD


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



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