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Gross debt in Japan

General government debt of Japan refers to the debts of the state, their states and municipalities, and also of public sector institutions such as social security funds.

The government debt in the period from 2000 to 2021 was between 6.35 trillion and 14.18 trillion USD. The highest level within the past 21 years was reached in 2012. However, the liabilities in 2021 have been only 13.0 trillion USD

Based on the number of inhabitants, this is a debt of 103,193 USD per person. For comparison, the average debt per person in the same year in the European Union was 35,341 USD.

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Gross debt of the last 21 years in billion USD

YearJapan total% of GDPper capitaEU per capita
20006,737.52 bn USD135.61%53,117 USD10,328 USD
20016,348.74 bn USD145.12%49,931 USD10,404 USD
20026,445.58 bn USD154.10%50,575 USD11,368 USD
20037,232.24 bn USD160.02%56,627 USD14,148 USD
20048,293.34 bn USD169.49%64,913 USD16,162 USD
20058,420.92 bn USD174.29%65,905 USD16,918 USD
20068,008.43 bn USD174.03%62,637 USD17,549 USD
20077,914.22 bn USD172.81%61,829 USD19,574 USD
20089,228.52 bn USD180.71%72,062 USD22,721 USD
200910,510.36 bn USD198.70%82,082 USD23,701 USD
201011,846.01 bn USD205.69%92,496 USD25,145 USD
201113,656.48 bn USD219.09%106,831 USD28,417 USD
201214,181.36 bn USD226.09%111,114 USD27,784 USD
201311,968.86 bn USD229.63%93,914 USD30,021 USD
201411,435.84 bn USD233.53%89,851 USD30,832 USD
201510,152.08 bn USD228.40%79,849 USD26,170 USD
201611,634.55 bn USD232.52%91,556 USD26,655 USD
201711,410.75 bn USD231.42%89,868 USD27,535 USD
201811,704.15 bn USD232.33%92,296 USD29,172 USD
201912,105.23 bn USD236.28%95,593 USD27,927 USD
202013,075.68 bn USD259.43%103,561 USD32,227 USD
202112,969.41 bn USD262.49%103,193 USD35,341 USD

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

      Japan       European Union

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