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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 2020 was between 3,114.1 billion and 11,605.7 trillion USD. The hightest level within the past 22 years was reached in 2012. However, the liabilities in 2020 have been only 11,181 trillion USD

Based on the number of inhabitants, this is in Japan a debt of 88,854 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




YearJapan totalJapan per capitaEU per capita
19983,114.06 bn USD24,637 USD12,387 USD
19994,020.16 bn USD31,747 USD12,342 USD
20004,602.95 bn USD36,289 USD9,877 USD
20014,346.09 bn USD34,181 USD9,894 USD
20024,526.67 bn USD35,519 USD10,773 USD
20035,223.67 bn USD40,900 USD13,433 USD
20046,125.42 bn USD47,944 USD15,459 USD
20056,389.23 bn USD50,005 USD16,095 USD
20066,135.87 bn USD47,991 USD16,570 USD
20076,116.21 bn USD47,783 USD18,334 USD
20087,217.50 bn USD56,359 USD21,119 USD
20098,269.81 bn USD64,584 USD22,222 USD
20109,448.46 bn USD73,776 USD26,496 USD
201111,090.31 bn USD86,756 USD29,231 USD
201211,605.71 bn USD90,933 USD28,064 USD
20139,857.95 bn USD77,351 USD29,836 USD
20149,443.93 bn USD74,200 USD30,512 USD
20158,439.82 bn USD66,382 USD25,813 USD
20169,736.95 bn USD76,672 USD26,165 USD
20179,562.49 bn USD75,422 USD26,931 USD
20189,866.25 bn USD77,976 USD28,362 USD
201910,255.01 bn USD81,218 USD27,095 USD
202011,181.07 bn USD88,854 USD30,780 USD


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



      Japan       European Union


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