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Gross debt in Saudi Arabia

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 Saudi Arabia in the period from 1998 to 2020 was between 11.8 billion and 227.8 billion USD. The highest level of the last years at 228 billion US Dollar was reached in 2020.

Based on the number of inhabitants, this is in Saudi Arabia a debt of 6,543 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




YearSaudi Arabia totalSaudi Arabia per capitaEU per capita
1998149.01 bn USD7,532 USD12,387 USD
1999166.56 bn USD8,248 USD12,342 USD
2000164.31 bn USD7,952 USD9,877 USD
2001171.52 bn USD8,090 USD9,894 USD
2002182.69 bn USD8,378 USD10,773 USD
2003176.02 bn USD7,838 USD13,433 USD
2004162.82 bn USD7,039 USD15,459 USD
2005122.65 bn USD5,150 USD16,095 USD
200697.36 bn USD3,974 USD16,570 USD
200771.19 bn USD2,827 USD18,334 USD
200862.67 bn USD2,421 USD21,119 USD
200960.03 bn USD2,254 USD22,222 USD
201044.51 bn USD1,623 USD26,496 USD
201136.13 bn USD1,278 USD29,231 USD
201222.35 bn USD766 USD28,064 USD
201316.04 bn USD534 USD29,836 USD
201411.81 bn USD382 USD30,512 USD
201537.95 bn USD1,196 USD25,813 USD
201684.44 bn USD2,603 USD26,165 USD
2017118.16 bn USD3,570 USD26,931 USD
2018149.28 bn USD4,429 USD28,362 USD
2019180.72 bn USD5,274 USD27,095 USD
2020227.80 bn USD6,543 USD30,780 USD


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



      Saudi Arabia       European Union


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