Gross debt in Uruguay

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 Uruguay in the period from 2001 to 2016 was between 8.5 billion and 27.3 billion USD. The hightest level within the past 15 years was reached in 2015. However, the liabilities in 2016 have been only 26.70 billion USD

Based on the number of inhabitants, this is in Uruguay a debt of 7,799 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 15 years in billion USD




JahrUruguay totalUruguay per capitaEU per capita
20018.49 bn USD2,554 USD10,717 USD
200212.96 bn USD3,897 USD11,593 USD
200312.72 bn USD3,827 USD14,402 USD
200411.69 bn USD3,520 USD16,970 USD
200513.22 bn USD3,978 USD17,846 USD
200613.52 bn USD4,064 USD18,591 USD
200713.70 bn USD4,111 USD20,509 USD
200817.39 bn USD5,205 USD23,520 USD
200915.60 bn USD4,657 USD25,266 USD
201017.81 bn USD5,303 USD30,683 USD
201121.75 bn USD6,457 USD34,278 USD
201222.25 bn USD6,585 USD33,161 USD
201324.59 bn USD7,255 USD35,247 USD
201425.39 bn USD7,466 USD36,694 USD
201527.27 bn USD7,992 USD31,489 USD
201626.70 bn USD7,799 USD31,202 USD


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



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