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Gross debt in Lebanon

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 Lebanon in the period from 1998 to 2020 was between 18.7 billion and 88.9 billion USD. The hightest level within the past 22 years was reached in 2019. However, the liabilities in 2020 have been only 48 billion USD

Based on the number of inhabitants, this is in Lebanon a debt of 6,994 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




YearLebanon totalLebanon per capitaEU per capita
199818.67 bn USD5,054 USD12,387 USD
199922.65 bn USD6,044 USD12,342 USD
200025.57 bn USD6,653 USD9,877 USD
200128.79 bn USD7,214 USD9,894 USD
200231.25 bn USD7,472 USD10,773 USD
200334.41 bn USD7,842 USD13,433 USD
200435.86 bn USD7,849 USD15,459 USD
200538.45 bn USD8,183 USD16,095 USD
200640.41 bn USD8,491 USD16,570 USD
200742.11 bn USD8,833 USD18,334 USD
200847.20 bn USD9,906 USD21,119 USD
200951.26 bn USD10,651 USD22,222 USD
201052.60 bn USD10,620 USD26,496 USD
201153.66 bn USD10,315 USD29,231 USD
201257.68 bn USD10,417 USD28,064 USD
201363.48 bn USD10,735 USD29,836 USD
201466.56 bn USD10,631 USD30,512 USD
201570.32 bn USD10,764 USD25,813 USD
201674.89 bn USD11,153 USD26,165 USD
201779.53 bn USD11,663 USD26,931 USD
201885.14 bn USD12,412 USD28,362 USD
201988.90 bn USD12,967 USD27,095 USD
202047.74 bn USD6,994 USD30,780 USD


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



      Lebanon       European Union


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