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household debts in Samoa

Gross debt in Samoa

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 Samoa in the period from 1998 to 2020 was between 148.6 million and 485.7 million USD. The hightest level within the past 22 years was reached in 2015. However, the liabilities in 2020 have been only 404 million USD

Based on the number of inhabitants, this is a debt of 1,880 USD per person. For comparison, the average debt per person in the same year in the European Union was 30,783 USD.


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Gross debt for the last 22 years in millions of USD




YearSamoa totalSamoa per capitaEU per capita
1998162.95 M USD943 USD14,079 USD
1999157.83 M USD909 USD14,032 USD
2000153.90 M USD882 USD11,232 USD
2001150.66 M USD859 USD11,255 USD
2002148.60 M USD842 USD12,258 USD
2003148.63 M USD837 USD15,286 USD
2004171.78 M USD962 USD17,595 USD
2005163.09 M USD907 USD18,327 USD
2006173.80 M USD961 USD18,877 USD
2007184.13 M USD1,011 USD20,898 USD
2008179.00 M USD977 USD24,086 USD
2009199.46 M USD1,081 USD25,361 USD
2010274.01 M USD1,474 USD26,496 USD
2011308.89 M USD1,648 USD29,231 USD
2012393.64 M USD2,082 USD28,174 USD
2013431.43 M USD2,262 USD29,981 USD
2014437.12 M USD2,274 USD30,648 USD
2015485.67 M USD2,386 USD25,918 USD
2016436.51 M USD2,124 USD26,261 USD
2017439.23 M USD2,115 USD27,024 USD
2018464.07 M USD2,213 USD28,448 USD
2019433.15 M USD2,044 USD27,168 USD
2020404.01 M USD1,880 USD30,783 USD


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



      Samoa       European Union


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