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Gross debt in Laos

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 Laos in the period from 1998 to 2020 was between 1.0 billion and 13.0 billion USD. The highest level of the last years at 13 billion US Dollar was reached in 2020.

Based on the number of inhabitants, this is in Laos a debt of 1,793 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




YearLaos totalLaos per capitaEU per capita
19982.48 bn USD483 USD12,387 USD
19991.27 bn USD243 USD12,342 USD
20001.03 bn USD193 USD9,877 USD
20011.68 bn USD310 USD9,894 USD
20021.68 bn USD305 USD10,773 USD
20031.82 bn USD327 USD13,433 USD
20041.91 bn USD337 USD15,459 USD
20052.00 bn USD348 USD16,095 USD
20062.07 bn USD354 USD16,570 USD
20072.36 bn USD397 USD18,334 USD
20082.82 bn USD466 USD21,119 USD
20093.02 bn USD492 USD22,222 USD
20103.52 bn USD562 USD26,496 USD
20113.76 bn USD593 USD29,231 USD
20124.70 bn USD729 USD28,064 USD
20135.93 bn USD907 USD29,836 USD
20147.11 bn USD1,071 USD30,512 USD
20157.65 bn USD1,135 USD25,813 USD
20168.67 bn USD1,266 USD26,165 USD
20179.76 bn USD1,404 USD26,931 USD
201810.82 bn USD1,532 USD28,362 USD
201911.55 bn USD1,611 USD27,095 USD
202013.04 bn USD1,793 USD30,780 USD


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



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