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Gross debt in Israel

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 Israel in the period from 1998 to 2020 was between 102.0 billion and 290.1 billion USD. The highest level of the last years at 290 billion US Dollar was reached in 2020.

Based on the number of inhabitants, this is a debt of 31,485 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 of the last 22 years in billion USD




YearIsrael totalIsrael per capitaEU per capita
1998107.66 bn USD18,031 USD14,079 USD
1999102.05 bn USD16,661 USD14,032 USD
2000102.29 bn USD16,265 USD11,232 USD
2001106.41 bn USD16,525 USD11,255 USD
2002106.42 bn USD16,198 USD12,258 USD
2003114.85 bn USD17,169 USD15,286 USD
2004120.75 bn USD17,735 USD17,595 USD
2005122.84 bn USD17,726 USD18,327 USD
2006120.38 bn USD17,066 USD18,877 USD
2007127.39 bn USD17,742 USD20,898 USD
2008151.94 bn USD20,788 USD24,086 USD
2009151.56 bn USD20,247 USD25,361 USD
2010161.95 bn USD21,243 USD26,496 USD
2011176.46 bn USD22,722 USD29,231 USD
2012172.70 bn USD21,832 USD28,174 USD
2013192.76 bn USD23,917 USD29,981 USD
2014200.15 bn USD24,362 USD30,648 USD
2015189.10 bn USD22,565 USD25,918 USD
2016194.51 bn USD22,761 USD26,261 USD
2017209.30 bn USD24,021 USD27,024 USD
2018221.39 bn USD24,923 USD28,448 USD
2019233.57 bn USD25,797 USD27,168 USD
2020290.14 bn USD31,485 USD30,783 USD


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



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