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Gross debt in Malaysia

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 Malaysia in the period from 1998 to 2020 was between 24.1 billion and 208.2 billion USD. The highest level of the last years at 208 billion US Dollar was reached in 2020.

Based on the number of inhabitants, this is a debt of 6,271 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




YearMalaysia totalMalaysia per capitaEU per capita
199824.12 bn USD1,091 USD14,079 USD
199927.09 bn USD1,195 USD14,032 USD
200030.35 bn USD1,309 USD11,232 USD
200135.21 bn USD1,485 USD11,255 USD
200239.86 bn USD1,646 USD12,258 USD
200345.61 bn USD1,847 USD15,286 USD
200452.34 bn USD2,078 USD17,595 USD
200557.65 bn USD2,244 USD18,327 USD
200663.04 bn USD2,406 USD18,877 USD
200774.07 bn USD2,772 USD20,898 USD
200887.70 bn USD3,220 USD24,086 USD
200998.16 bn USD3,539 USD25,361 USD
2010124.62 bn USD4,418 USD26,496 USD
2011146.97 bn USD5,130 USD29,231 USD
2012160.12 bn USD5,509 USD28,174 USD
2013168.93 bn USD5,733 USD29,981 USD
2014175.58 bn USD5,879 USD30,648 USD
2015161.45 bn USD5,197 USD25,918 USD
2016156.32 bn USD4,958 USD26,261 USD
2017159.71 bn USD4,995 USD27,024 USD
2018183.65 bn USD5,668 USD28,448 USD
2019191.38 bn USD5,834 USD27,168 USD
2020208.19 bn USD6,271 USD30,783 USD


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



      Malaysia       European Union


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