household debts in Switzerland

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. 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 2021 was between 62.0 billion and 118.4 billion USD. The hightest level within the past 23 years was reached in 2011. However, the liabilities in 2021 have been only 111 billion USD

Based on the number of inhabitants, this is a debt of 12,718 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

YearSwitzerland totalSwitzerland per capitaEU per capita
199873.93 bn USD10,399 USD14,079 USD
199967.12 bn USD9,396 USD14,032 USD
200062.02 bn USD8,632 USD11,241 USD
200162.30 bn USD8,617 USD11,263 USD
200277.35 bn USD10,618 USD12,266 USD
200390.56 bn USD12,339 USD15,295 USD
2004100.62 bn USD13,616 USD17,606 USD
2005103.43 bn USD13,908 USD18,337 USD
200696.56 bn USD12,902 USD18,887 USD
200796.28 bn USD12,751 USD20,910 USD
2008106.72 bn USD13,954 USD24,100 USD
200998.13 bn USD12,671 USD25,376 USD
2010100.64 bn USD12,861 USD26,515 USD
2011118.38 bn USD14,961 USD29,254 USD
2012113.36 bn USD14,175 USD28,198 USD
2013114.13 bn USD14,109 USD30,008 USD
2014113.11 bn USD13,813 USD30,677 USD
2015102.08 bn USD12,325 USD25,944 USD
201694.31 bn USD11,263 USD26,287 USD
201798.57 bn USD11,663 USD27,108 USD
201893.01 bn USD10,924 USD28,543 USD
201988.51 bn USD10,322 USD27,264 USD
2020102.80 bn USD11,901 USD30,919 USD
2021110.69 bn USD12,718 USD33,827 USD

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

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