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household debts in Brunei

Gross debt in Brunei

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 Brunei in the period from 2001 to 2020 was between 27.4 million and 552.5 million USD. The hightest level within the past 19 years was reached in 2014. However, the liabilities in 2020 have been only 343 million USD

Based on the number of inhabitants, this is a debt of 777 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 for the last 19 years in millions of USD




YearBrunei totalBrunei per capitaEU per capita
2001147.62 M USD434 USD11,255 USD
2002103.50 M USD298 USD12,258 USD
200358.25 M USD165 USD15,286 USD
200428.94 M USD81 USD17,595 USD
200527.40 M USD75 USD18,327 USD
200668.51 M USD185 USD18,877 USD
200784.70 M USD226 USD20,898 USD
2008135.83 M USD358 USD24,086 USD
2009118.92 M USD310 USD25,361 USD
2010152.55 M USD393 USD26,496 USD
2011394.32 M USD1,002 USD29,231 USD
2012400.13 M USD1,003 USD28,174 USD
2013399.62 M USD988 USD29,981 USD
2014552.49 M USD1,348 USD30,648 USD
2015381.85 M USD906 USD25,918 USD
2016342.58 M USD804 USD26,261 USD
2017342.68 M USD796 USD27,024 USD
2018350.81 M USD808 USD28,448 USD
2019346.87 M USD792 USD27,168 USD
2020343.05 M USD777 USD30,783 USD


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



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