household debts in Japan

Gross debt in Japan

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 Japan in the period from 1998 to 2020 was between 3.16 trillion and 11.61 trillion USD. The hightest level within the past 22 years was reached in 2012. However, the liabilities in 2020 have been only 11.1 trillion USD

Based on the number of inhabitants, this is a debt of 88,246 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

YearJapan totalJapan per capitaEU per capita
19983,164.92 bn USD25,039 USD14,079 USD
19994,085.28 bn USD32,261 USD14,032 USD
20004,679.09 bn USD36,889 USD11,232 USD
20014,417.96 bn USD34,746 USD11,255 USD
20024,601.18 bn USD36,103 USD12,258 USD
20035,310.51 bn USD41,580 USD15,286 USD
20046,224.60 bn USD48,721 USD17,595 USD
20056,491.41 bn USD50,804 USD18,327 USD
20066,232.42 bn USD48,746 USD18,877 USD
20076,203.56 bn USD48,465 USD20,898 USD
20087,316.02 bn USD57,128 USD24,086 USD
20098,361.68 bn USD65,302 USD25,361 USD
20109,546.21 bn USD74,539 USD26,496 USD
201111,090.31 bn USD86,756 USD29,231 USD
201211,605.71 bn USD90,933 USD28,174 USD
20139,857.95 bn USD77,351 USD29,981 USD
20149,443.93 bn USD74,200 USD30,648 USD
20158,439.82 bn USD66,382 USD25,918 USD
20169,736.95 bn USD76,623 USD26,261 USD
20179,562.49 bn USD75,312 USD27,024 USD
20189,868.10 bn USD77,817 USD28,448 USD
201910,204.29 bn USD80,582 USD27,168 USD
202011,142.05 bn USD88,246 USD30,783 USD

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

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