Gross debt in Hong Kong

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 Hong Kong in the period from 2001 to 2019 was between 5.8 billion and 24.0 billion USD. The hightest level within the past 18 years was reached in 2016. However, the liabilities in 2019 have been only 22 billion USD

Based on the number of inhabitants, this is in Hong Kong a debt of 2,876 USD per person. For comparison: The average debt per person in the same year in the European Union was 27,095 USD.

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Gross debt of the last 18 years in billion USD

YearHong Kong totalHong Kong per capitaEU per capita
20016.03 bn USD898 USD9,894 USD
20025.77 bn USD856 USD10,773 USD
20036.04 bn USD897 USD13,433 USD
20049.37 bn USD1,382 USD15,459 USD
20059.00 bn USD1,321 USD16,095 USD
20068.88 bn USD1,295 USD16,570 USD
20078.84 bn USD1,279 USD18,334 USD
20088.60 bn USD1,237 USD21,119 USD
200910.45 bn USD1,499 USD22,222 USD
201012.61 bn USD1,796 USD26,496 USD
201115.16 bn USD2,144 USD29,231 USD
201217.79 bn USD2,488 USD28,064 USD
201321.14 bn USD2,945 USD29,836 USD
201421.79 bn USD3,015 USD30,512 USD
201522.57 bn USD3,096 USD25,813 USD
201624.01 bn USD3,273 USD26,165 USD
201723.85 bn USD3,227 USD26,931 USD
201823.86 bn USD3,202 USD28,362 USD
201921.59 bn USD2,876 USD27,095 USD

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

      Hong Kong       European Union

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