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Gross debt in El Salvador

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 El Salvador in the period from 1998 to 2020 was between 2.9 billion and 15.6 billion USD. The highest level of the last years at 16 billion US Dollar was reached in 2020.

Based on the number of inhabitants, this is in El Salvador a debt of 2,400 USD per person. For comparison: The average debt per person in the same year in the European Union was 30,780 USD.


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Gross debt of the last 22 years in billion USD




YearEl Salvador totalEl Salvador per capitaEU per capita
19982.86 bn USD494 USD12,387 USD
19993.20 bn USD548 USD12,342 USD
20003.60 bn USD611 USD9,877 USD
20014.31 bn USD727 USD9,894 USD
20025.09 bn USD854 USD10,773 USD
20035.64 bn USD941 USD13,433 USD
20046.05 bn USD1,004 USD15,459 USD
20056.46 bn USD1,067 USD16,095 USD
20067.03 bn USD1,157 USD16,570 USD
20077.06 bn USD1,156 USD18,334 USD
20087.45 bn USD1,215 USD21,119 USD
20098.85 bn USD1,438 USD22,222 USD
20109.20 bn USD1,488 USD26,496 USD
20119.77 bn USD1,572 USD29,231 USD
201210.98 bn USD1,760 USD28,064 USD
201310.82 bn USD1,726 USD29,836 USD
201411.21 bn USD1,781 USD30,512 USD
201511.64 bn USD1,840 USD25,813 USD
201611.99 bn USD1,887 USD26,165 USD
201712.18 bn USD1,906 USD26,931 USD
201812.55 bn USD1,954 USD28,362 USD
201913.03 bn USD2,020 USD27,095 USD
202015.57 bn USD2,400 USD30,780 USD


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



      El Salvador       European Union


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