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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 2020 was between 61.9 billion and 117.4 billion USD. The hightest level within the past 22 years was reached in 2011. However, the liabilities in 2020 have been only one hundred billion USD

Based on the number of inhabitants, this is in Switzerland a debt of 11,604 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




YearSwitzerland totalSwitzerland per capitaEU per capita
199873.78 bn USD10,377 USD14,079 USD
199966.97 bn USD9,375 USD14,032 USD
200061.85 bn USD8,609 USD11,232 USD
200162.12 bn USD8,593 USD11,255 USD
200277.07 bn USD10,580 USD12,258 USD
200390.24 bn USD12,297 USD15,286 USD
2004100.21 bn USD13,561 USD17,595 USD
2005102.92 bn USD13,839 USD18,327 USD
200696.08 bn USD12,838 USD18,877 USD
200795.68 bn USD12,672 USD20,898 USD
2008106.13 bn USD13,878 USD24,086 USD
200997.35 bn USD12,571 USD25,361 USD
201099.86 bn USD12,761 USD26,496 USD
2011117.40 bn USD14,837 USD29,231 USD
2012112.37 bn USD14,052 USD28,174 USD
2013113.04 bn USD13,974 USD29,981 USD
2014111.87 bn USD13,662 USD30,648 USD
2015102.04 bn USD12,320 USD25,920 USD
201694.29 bn USD11,261 USD26,262 USD
201798.55 bn USD11,660 USD27,025 USD
201892.97 bn USD10,919 USD28,454 USD
201988.48 bn USD10,318 USD27,178 USD
2020100.22 bn USD11,604 USD30,798 USD


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



      Switzerland       European Union


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