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Gross debt in Iran

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 Iran in the period from 1998 to 2020 was between 12.2 billion and 186.6 billion USD. The hightest level within the past 22 years was reached in 2016. However, the liabilities in 2020 have been only 80 billion USD

Based on the number of inhabitants, this is in Iran a debt of 958 USD per person. For comparison: The average debt per person in the same year in the European Union was 30,780 USD.


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Gross debt of the last 22 years in billion USD




YearIran totalIran per capitaEU per capita
199824.27 bn USD379 USD12,387 USD
199918.37 bn USD283 USD12,342 USD
200012.20 bn USD186 USD9,877 USD
200122.25 bn USD335 USD9,894 USD
200228.10 bn USD418 USD10,773 USD
200333.34 bn USD489 USD13,433 USD
200439.11 bn USD567 USD15,459 USD
200539.54 bn USD567 USD16,095 USD
200638.99 bn USD553 USD16,570 USD
200747.56 bn USD667 USD18,334 USD
200843.57 bn USD604 USD21,119 USD
200950.15 bn USD688 USD22,222 USD
201068.04 bn USD922 USD26,496 USD
201163.13 bn USD846 USD29,231 USD
201270.11 bn USD928 USD28,064 USD
201347.61 bn USD622 USD29,836 USD
201447.52 bn USD613 USD30,512 USD
2015151.13 bn USD1,925 USD25,813 USD
2016186.63 bn USD2,346 USD26,165 USD
2017164.41 bn USD2,038 USD26,931 USD
2018113.24 bn USD1,384 USD28,362 USD
2019123.61 bn USD1,491 USD27,095 USD
202080.43 bn USD958 USD30,780 USD


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



      Iran       European Union


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