Gross debt in Jamaica

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 Jamaica in the period from 1998 to 2016 was between 7.2 billion and 20.4 billion USD. The hightest level within the past 18 years was reached in 2012. However, the liabilities in 2016 have been only 17.27 billion USD

Based on the number of inhabitants, this is in Jamaica a debt of 5,941 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




JahrJamaica totalJamaica per capitaEU per capita
19987.16 bn USD2,743 USD12,387 USD
19997.87 bn USD2,991 USD12,342 USD
20008.84 bn USD3,328 USD10,778 USD
200110.79 bn USD4,033 USD10,717 USD
200212.39 bn USD4,600 USD11,593 USD
200311.98 bn USD4,421 USD14,402 USD
200412.39 bn USD4,545 USD16,970 USD
200513.56 bn USD4,948 USD17,846 USD
200614.01 bn USD5,086 USD18,591 USD
200714.49 bn USD5,236 USD20,509 USD
200816.46 bn USD5,918 USD23,520 USD
200916.25 bn USD5,813 USD25,266 USD
201018.01 bn USD6,408 USD30,683 USD
201119.35 bn USD6,848 USD34,278 USD
201220.42 bn USD7,186 USD33,161 USD
201319.38 bn USD6,780 USD35,247 USD
201418.40 bn USD6,401 USD36,694 USD
201517.69 bn USD6,118 USD31,489 USD
201617.27 bn USD5,941 USD31,202 USD


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



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