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Gross debt in the United States of America

The government gross debt refers to the total of all sums of money that have to be paid to other countries, communities or institutions. Not included in the gross debt are the demands of a country to foreign ones.

The gross debt in the United States of America in the period from 1998 to 2020 was between 4.24 trillion and 25.06 trillion USD. The highest level of the last years at 25.1 trillion US Dollar was reached in 2020.

Based on the number of inhabitants, this is a debt of 75,607 USD per person. For comparison, the average debt per person in the same year in the European Union was 30,783 USD.


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Gross debt of the last 22 years in billion USD




YearUnited States of America totalUnited States of America per capitaEU per capita
19984,537.52 bn USD16,449 USD14,079 USD
19994,512.11 bn USD16,170 USD14,032 USD
20004,242.83 bn USD15,037 USD11,232 USD
20014,302.91 bn USD15,100 USD11,255 USD
20024,606.89 bn USD16,017 USD12,258 USD
20035,119.19 bn USD17,646 USD15,286 USD
20045,554.34 bn USD18,969 USD17,595 USD
20055,946.38 bn USD20,122 USD18,327 USD
20066,192.74 bn USD20,755 USD18,877 USD
20076,527.68 bn USD21,670 USD20,898 USD
20087,857.58 bn USD25,839 USD24,086 USD
20099,387.56 bn USD30,601 USD25,361 USD
201011,041.24 bn USD35,694 USD26,496 USD
201112,205.30 bn USD39,172 USD29,231 USD
201213,409.69 bn USD42,723 USD28,174 USD
201314,290.20 bn USD45,214 USD29,981 USD
201415,079.89 bn USD47,363 USD30,648 USD
201515,822.92 bn USD49,333 USD25,918 USD
201616,705.33 bn USD51,708 USD26,261 USD
201717,330.91 bn USD53,306 USD27,024 USD
201818,682.83 bn USD57,162 USD28,448 USD
201919,910.57 bn USD60,642 USD27,168 USD
202025,063.79 bn USD75,607 USD30,783 USD


Comparison of gross debt per capita with the European Union in U.S. dollars



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