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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. 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 a debt of 8,424 USD per person. For comparison, the average debt per person in the same year in the European Union was 30,783 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 USD14,079 USD
199922.65 bn USD6,044 USD14,032 USD
200025.57 bn USD6,653 USD11,232 USD
200128.79 bn USD7,214 USD11,255 USD
200231.25 bn USD7,472 USD12,258 USD
200334.41 bn USD7,842 USD15,286 USD
200435.89 bn USD7,854 USD17,595 USD
200538.46 bn USD8,186 USD18,327 USD
200640.37 bn USD8,481 USD18,877 USD
200742.03 bn USD8,817 USD20,898 USD
200847.02 bn USD9,869 USD24,086 USD
200951.15 bn USD10,628 USD25,361 USD
201052.60 bn USD10,620 USD26,496 USD
201153.66 bn USD10,315 USD29,231 USD
201257.68 bn USD10,417 USD28,174 USD
201363.48 bn USD10,735 USD29,981 USD
201466.51 bn USD10,623 USD30,648 USD
201570.13 bn USD10,959 USD25,918 USD
201674.53 bn USD11,909 USD26,261 USD
201779.09 bn USD12,946 USD27,024 USD
201884.56 bn USD14,210 USD28,448 USD
201988.90 bn USD15,376 USD27,168 USD
202047.71 bn USD8,424 USD30,783 USD


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



      Lebanon       European Union


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