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Public Debt Per Capita (USD) in Canada

Source: World Bank, National Statistical Office, IMF estimates (Oct 2020), Helgi Library
Last Updated: Jun 1, 2024

Public debt per capita reached 40,177 USD in 2020 in Canada, according to the National Statistical Office. This is 1.14 % less than in the previous year.

Historically, public debt per capita in Canada reached an all time high of 44,724 USD in 2012 and an all time low of 5,009 USD in 1980. When compared to Canada's main peers, public debt per capita in Australia amounted to 22,449 USD, 5,072 USD in Mexico, 38,529 USD in United Kingdom and 74,097 USD in USA in 2020.

Canada has been ranked 9th within the group of 165 countries we follow in terms of public debt per capita.

Public or government debt is the debt owed by state institutions (or central government).


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