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Gross debt in Tonga

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 Tonga in the period from 1998 to 2020 was between 68.0 million and 256.2 million USD. The hightest level within the past 22 years was reached in 2012. However, the liabilities in 2020 have been only 211 million USD

Based on the number of inhabitants, this is in Tonga a debt of 2,000 USD per person. For comparison: The average debt per person in the same year in the European Union was 30,780 USD.


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Gross debt for the last 22 years in millions of USD




YearTonga totalTonga per capitaEU per capita
199867.98 M USD701 USD12,387 USD
199975.53 M USD775 USD12,342 USD
200088.15 M USD900 USD9,877 USD
200196.78 M USD983 USD9,894 USD
2002110.85 M USD1,119 USD10,773 USD
2003113.87 M USD1,143 USD13,433 USD
2004119.84 M USD1,196 USD15,459 USD
2005113.65 M USD1,126 USD16,095 USD
2006116.33 M USD1,144 USD16,570 USD
2007113.50 M USD1,106 USD18,334 USD
2008118.84 M USD1,150 USD21,119 USD
2009126.40 M USD1,217 USD22,222 USD
2010165.28 M USD1,589 USD26,496 USD
2011214.94 M USD2,076 USD29,231 USD
2012256.21 M USD2,494 USD28,064 USD
2013220.99 M USD2,171 USD29,836 USD
2014208.84 M USD2,067 USD30,512 USD
2015223.64 M USD2,219 USD25,813 USD
2016207.81 M USD2,055 USD26,165 USD
2017209.86 M USD2,057 USD26,931 USD
2018224.42 M USD2,175 USD28,362 USD
2019211.50 M USD2,024 USD27,095 USD
2020211.43 M USD2,000 USD30,780 USD


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



      Tonga       European Union


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