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. On the other hand 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 2016 was between 3,289.5 billion and 11,539.6 trillion USD. The hightest level within the past 18 years was reached in 2012. However, the liabilities in 2016 have been only 9,676.81 billion USD

Based on the number of inhabitants, this is in Japan a debt of 76,199 USD per person. For comparison: The average debt per person in the same year in the European Union was 31,202 USD.


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Gross debt of the last 18 years in billion USD




JahrJapan totalJapan per capitaEU per capita
19983,289.47 bn USD26,024 USD12,387 USD
19994,196.94 bn USD33,143 USD12,342 USD
20004,910.05 bn USD38,710 USD10,778 USD
20014,494.68 bn USD35,350 USD10,717 USD
20024,674.86 bn USD36,681 USD11,593 USD
20035,514.06 bn USD43,174 USD14,402 USD
20046,253.63 bn USD48,948 USD16,970 USD
20056,204.04 bn USD48,555 USD17,846 USD
20065,927.05 bn USD46,358 USD18,591 USD
20076,060.31 bn USD47,346 USD20,509 USD
20087,073.90 bn USD55,238 USD23,520 USD
20098,311.34 bn USD64,909 USD25,266 USD
20109,251.05 bn USD72,234 USD30,683 USD
201110,957.87 bn USD85,720 USD34,278 USD
201211,539.55 bn USD90,415 USD33,161 USD
20139,738.19 bn USD76,411 USD35,247 USD
20149,430.56 bn USD74,095 USD36,694 USD
20158,659.75 bn USD68,111 USD31,489 USD
20169,676.81 bn USD76,199 USD31,202 USD


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



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