household debts in Sri Lanka

Gross debt in Sri Lanka

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 Sri Lanka in the period from 1998 to 2021 was between 11.7 billion and 91.7 billion USD. The highest level of the last years at 92 billion US Dollar was reached in 2021.

Based on the number of inhabitants, this is a debt of 4,137 USD per person. For comparison, the average debt per person in the same year in the European Union was 33,827 USD.

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Gross debt of the last 23 years in billion USD

YearSri Lanka totalSri Lanka per capitaEU per capita
199811.73 bn USD632 USD14,079 USD
199912.16 bn USD652 USD14,032 USD
200012.93 bn USD689 USD11,241 USD
200113.29 bn USD703 USD11,263 USD
200215.92 bn USD835 USD12,266 USD
200316.32 bn USD849 USD15,295 USD
200417.87 bn USD922 USD17,606 USD
200518.69 bn USD956 USD18,337 USD
200621.01 bn USD1,067 USD18,887 USD
200723.24 bn USD1,171 USD20,910 USD
200828.00 bn USD1,401 USD24,100 USD
200930.60 bn USD1,521 USD25,376 USD
201038.99 bn USD1,924 USD26,515 USD
201145.33 bn USD2,222 USD29,254 USD
201246.20 bn USD2,262 USD28,198 USD
201351.62 bn USD2,508 USD30,008 USD
201455.20 bn USD2,657 USD30,677 USD
201564.99 bn USD3,099 USD25,944 USD
201666.01 bn USD3,113 USD26,287 USD
201768.20 bn USD3,180 USD27,108 USD
201878.98 bn USD3,645 USD28,543 USD
201973.52 bn USD3,372 USD27,264 USD
202081.67 bn USD3,726 USD30,919 USD
202191.67 bn USD4,137 USD33,827 USD

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

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