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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 204.5 billion USD. The hightest level within the past 22 years was reached in 2016. However, the liabilities in 2020 have been only 92 billion USD

Based on the number of inhabitants, this is in Iran a debt of 1,090 USD per person. For comparison: The average debt per person in the same year in the European Union was 30,798 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 USD14,079 USD
199918.37 bn USD283 USD14,032 USD
200012.20 bn USD186 USD11,232 USD
200122.25 bn USD335 USD11,255 USD
200228.10 bn USD418 USD12,258 USD
200333.34 bn USD489 USD15,286 USD
200439.11 bn USD567 USD17,595 USD
200539.54 bn USD567 USD18,327 USD
200638.99 bn USD553 USD18,877 USD
200747.56 bn USD667 USD20,898 USD
200844.25 bn USD614 USD24,086 USD
200950.43 bn USD692 USD25,361 USD
201068.04 bn USD922 USD26,496 USD
201163.13 bn USD846 USD29,231 USD
201270.11 bn USD928 USD28,174 USD
201347.61 bn USD622 USD29,981 USD
201450.56 bn USD653 USD30,648 USD
2015160.26 bn USD2,042 USD25,920 USD
2016204.48 bn USD2,570 USD26,262 USD
2017179.65 bn USD2,227 USD27,025 USD
2018127.34 bn USD1,557 USD28,454 USD
2019139.46 bn USD1,682 USD27,178 USD
202091.52 bn USD1,090 USD30,798 USD


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



      Iran       European Union


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