Gross debt in Bhutan

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 Bhutan in the period from 1998 to 2016 was between 113.0 million and 2.4 billion USD. The highest level of the last years at 2.39 billion US Dollar was reached in 2016.

Based on the number of inhabitants, this is in Bhutan a debt of 3,243 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 for the last 18 years in millions of USD




JahrBhutan totalBhutan per capitaEU per capita
1998112.97 M USD200 USD12,387 USD
1999144.11 M USD249 USD12,342 USD
2000171.82 M USD291 USD10,778 USD
2001333.20 M USD552 USD10,717 USD
2002302.73 M USD491 USD11,593 USD
2003427.89 M USD682 USD14,402 USD
2004528.67 M USD828 USD16,970 USD
2005651.28 M USD1,004 USD17,846 USD
2006672.25 M USD1,023 USD18,591 USD
2007751.09 M USD1,130 USD20,509 USD
2008760.16 M USD1,132 USD23,520 USD
2009718.08 M USD1,059 USD25,266 USD
2010870.15 M USD1,269 USD30,683 USD
20111,138.18 M USD1,642 USD34,278 USD
20121,322.46 M USD1,885 USD33,161 USD
20131,728.90 M USD2,434 USD35,247 USD
20141,775.70 M USD2,469 USD36,694 USD
20151,882.77 M USD2,587 USD31,489 USD
20162,389.48 M USD3,243 USD31,202 USD


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



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