household debts in Afghanistan

Gross debt in Afghanistan

The government debt of Afghanistan refers to the debt of the state proper, but not its federal states, municipalities and institutions.

The government debt in the period from 2002 to 2020 was between 1.2 billion and 14.0 billion USD. The highest 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 a debt of 38 USD per person. For comparison, the average debt per person in the same year in the European Union was 28,902 USD.

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Gross debt of the last 18 years in billion USD

YearAfghanistan total% of GDPper capitaEU per capita
200214.03 bn USD345.98%621 USD10,039 USD
200312.22 bn USD270.60%516 USD12,356 USD
200412.80 bn USD244.97%518 USD14,056 USD
200512.81 bn USD206.36%499 USD14,655 USD
20061.60 bn USD22.98%61 USD15,092 USD
20071.96 bn USD20.14%72 USD16,757 USD
20081.93 bn USD19.06%69 USD19,361 USD
20092.02 bn USD16.25%71 USD20,190 USD
20101.22 bn USD7.70%42 USD21,506 USD
20111.34 bn USD7.50%44 USD24,311 USD
20121.35 bn USD6.76%43 USD23,897 USD
20131.39 bn USD6.90%43 USD26,085 USD
20141.78 bn USD8.70%53 USD26,871 USD
20151.83 bn USD9.15%54 USD22,892 USD
20161.52 bn USD8.44%44 USD23,468 USD
20171.51 bn USD8.00%42 USD24,441 USD
20181.36 bn USD7.38%37 USD26,205 USD
20191.16 bn USD6.13%31 USD25,151 USD
20201.49 bn USD7.40%38 USD28,902 USD

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

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