Gross debt in Colombia

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 Colombia in the period from 1998 to 2016 was between 5.3 billion and 303.7 billion USD. The hightest level within the past 18 years was reached in 2014. However, the liabilities in 2016 have been only 162.36 billion USD

Based on the number of inhabitants, this is in Colombia a debt of 3,370 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




JahrColombia totalColombia per capitaEU per capita
19985.32 bn USD139 USD12,387 USD
199916.43 bn USD421 USD12,342 USD
200017.69 bn USD446 USD10,778 USD
200349.74 bn USD1,199 USD14,402 USD
2008158.02 bn USD3,571 USD23,520 USD
2009160.35 bn USD3,583 USD25,266 USD
2010207.62 bn USD4,591 USD30,683 USD
2011210.55 bn USD4,611 USD34,278 USD
2012241.94 bn USD5,251 USD33,161 USD
2013256.41 bn USD5,515 USD35,247 USD
2014303.68 bn USD6,466 USD36,694 USD
2015195.66 bn USD4,117 USD31,489 USD
2016162.36 bn USD3,370 USD31,202 USD


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



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