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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 30,798 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 USD14,079 USD
19993.20 bn USD548 USD14,032 USD
20003.60 bn USD611 USD11,232 USD
20014.31 bn USD727 USD11,255 USD
20025.09 bn USD854 USD12,258 USD
20035.64 bn USD941 USD15,286 USD
20046.05 bn USD1,004 USD17,595 USD
20056.46 bn USD1,067 USD18,327 USD
20067.03 bn USD1,157 USD18,877 USD
20077.06 bn USD1,156 USD20,898 USD
20087.45 bn USD1,215 USD24,086 USD
20098.85 bn USD1,438 USD25,361 USD
20109.20 bn USD1,488 USD26,496 USD
20119.77 bn USD1,572 USD29,231 USD
201210.98 bn USD1,760 USD28,174 USD
201310.82 bn USD1,726 USD29,981 USD
201411.21 bn USD1,781 USD30,648 USD
201511.64 bn USD1,840 USD25,920 USD
201611.99 bn USD1,887 USD26,262 USD
201712.18 bn USD1,906 USD27,025 USD
201812.55 bn USD1,954 USD28,454 USD
201913.03 bn USD2,020 USD27,178 USD
202015.57 bn USD2,400 USD30,798 USD


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



      El Salvador       European Union


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