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Gross debt in Afghanistan

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 Afghanistan in the period from 2002 to 2020 was between 1.2 billion and 14.0 billion USD. The hightest level within the past 18 years was reached in 2002. However, the liabilities in 2020 have been only one billion USD

Based on the number of inhabitants, this is in Afghanistan a debt of 38 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 18 years in billion USD




YearAfghanistan totalAfghanistan per capitaEU per capita
200214.03 bn USD621 USD12,258 USD
200312.22 bn USD516 USD15,286 USD
200412.80 bn USD518 USD17,595 USD
200512.81 bn USD499 USD18,327 USD
20061.60 bn USD61 USD18,877 USD
20071.96 bn USD72 USD20,898 USD
20081.93 bn USD69 USD24,086 USD
20092.02 bn USD71 USD25,361 USD
20101.22 bn USD42 USD26,496 USD
20111.34 bn USD44 USD29,231 USD
20121.35 bn USD43 USD28,174 USD
20131.39 bn USD43 USD29,981 USD
20141.78 bn USD53 USD30,648 USD
20151.75 bn USD51 USD25,920 USD
20161.53 bn USD43 USD26,262 USD
20171.50 bn USD41 USD27,025 USD
20181.33 bn USD36 USD28,454 USD
20191.15 bn USD30 USD27,178 USD
20201.49 bn USD38 USD30,798 USD


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



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