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Gross debt in Switzerland

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 Switzerland in the period from 1998 to 2016 was between 70.4 bn and 151.6 bn USD. The hightest level within the past 18 years was reached in 2011. However, the liabilities in 2016 have been only 132.48 bn USD

Based on the number of inhabitants, this is in Switzerland a debt of 15,822 USD per person. For comparison: The average debt per person in the same year in the European Union was 31,202 USD.


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Gross debt of the last 18 years in billion USD




JahrSwitzerland totalSwitzerland per capitaEU per capita
199882.34 bn USD11,581 USD12,387 USD
199974.49 bn USD10,426 USD12,342 USD
200071.65 bn USD9,973 USD10,778 USD
200170.38 bn USD9,735 USD10,717 USD
200291.60 bn USD12,574 USD11,593 USD
2003103.89 bn USD14,156 USD14,402 USD
2004118.24 bn USD16,001 USD16,970 USD
2005122.66 bn USD16,493 USD17,846 USD
2006113.56 bn USD15,174 USD18,591 USD
2007115.20 bn USD15,257 USD20,509 USD
2008131.06 bn USD17,137 USD23,520 USD
2009120.46 bn USD15,556 USD25,266 USD
2010125.87 bn USD16,086 USD30,683 USD
2011151.62 bn USD19,162 USD34,278 USD
2012145.97 bn USD18,253 USD33,161 USD
2013142.22 bn USD17,582 USD35,247 USD
2014149.28 bn USD18,230 USD36,694 USD
2015142.00 bn USD17,145 USD31,489 USD
2016132.48 bn USD15,822 USD31,202 USD


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



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