household debts in Pakistan

Gross debt in Pakistan

The government debt of Pakistan refers to the debt of the state proper, but not its federal states, municipalities and institutions.

The government debt in the period from 1991 to 2021 was between 28.2 billion and 260.9 billion USD. The highest level of the last years at 261 billion US Dollar was reached in 2021.

Based on the number of inhabitants, this is a debt of 1,127 USD per person. For comparison, the average debt per person in the same year in the European Union was 31,701 USD.

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Gross debt of the last 30 years in billion USD

YearPakistan total% of GDPper capitaEU per capita
199128.22 bn USD61.85%255 USD6,198 USD
199228.91 bn USD59.14%254 USD7,328 USD
199535.14 bn USD57.96%284 USD12,276 USD
199636.84 bn USD58.19%289 USD13,038 USD
199736.50 bn USD58.46%278 USD11,925 USD
199837.00 bn USD59.49%274 USD11,978 USD
199942.32 bn USD67.20%305 USD11,204 USD
200056.10 bn USD68.39%394 USD9,175 USD
200157.35 bn USD72.15%393 USD9,104 USD
200254.00 bn USD67.58%361 USD10,039 USD
200357.52 bn USD62.68%376 USD12,356 USD
200460.67 bn USD56.30%387 USD14,056 USD
200562.84 bn USD52.34%392 USD14,655 USD
200666.43 bn USD48.40%405 USD15,092 USD
200771.75 bn USD47.08%428 USD16,757 USD
200888.24 bn USD51.88%514 USD19,361 USD
200988.82 bn USD52.82%506 USD20,190 USD
201096.58 bn USD54.51%538 USD21,506 USD
2011112.81 bn USD52.82%615 USD24,311 USD
2012127.29 bn USD56.73%680 USD23,897 USD
2013133.88 bn USD57.90%700 USD26,085 USD
2014139.41 bn USD57.05%714 USD26,871 USD
2015154.27 bn USD57.02%731 USD22,892 USD
2016190.71 bn USD60.81%893 USD23,468 USD
2017206.43 bn USD60.86%954 USD24,441 USD
2018230.84 bn USD64.82%1,051 USD26,205 USD
2019248.72 bn USD77.50%1,114 USD25,151 USD
2020239.02 bn USD79.56%1,052 USD28,902 USD
2021260.87 bn USD74.91%1,127 USD31,701 USD

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

      Pakistan       European Union

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