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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. On the other hand 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 2020 was between 12.1 billion and 82.0 billion USD. The highest level of the last years at 82 billion US Dollar was reached in 2020.

Based on the number of inhabitants, this is in Sri Lanka a debt of 3,740 USD per person. For comparison: The average debt per person in the same year in the European Union was 30,798 USD.


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Gross debt of the last 22 years in billion USD




YearSri Lanka totalSri Lanka per capitaEU per capita
199812.12 bn USD653 USD14,079 USD
199912.57 bn USD674 USD14,032 USD
200013.37 bn USD712 USD11,232 USD
200113.73 bn USD726 USD11,255 USD
200216.46 bn USD864 USD12,258 USD
200316.87 bn USD878 USD15,286 USD
200418.47 bn USD953 USD17,595 USD
200519.32 bn USD989 USD18,327 USD
200621.72 bn USD1,103 USD18,877 USD
200724.03 bn USD1,211 USD20,898 USD
200828.95 bn USD1,449 USD24,086 USD
200931.63 bn USD1,572 USD25,361 USD
201040.60 bn USD2,004 USD26,496 USD
201146.43 bn USD2,276 USD29,231 USD
201247.64 bn USD2,332 USD28,174 USD
201353.34 bn USD2,591 USD29,981 USD
201457.31 bn USD2,758 USD30,648 USD
201563.26 bn USD3,017 USD25,920 USD
201665.11 bn USD3,071 USD26,262 USD
201768.11 bn USD3,176 USD27,025 USD
201874.07 bn USD3,418 USD28,454 USD
201972.83 bn USD3,340 USD27,178 USD
202081.97 bn USD3,740 USD30,798 USD


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



      Sri Lanka       European Union


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