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Public Debt Per Capita (USD) in Japan

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

Public debt per capita reached 103,800 USD in 2020 in Japan, according to the National Statistical Office. This is 3.71 % more than in the previous year.

Historically, public debt per capita in Japan reached an all time high of 111,435 USD in 2011 and an all time low of 5,483 USD in 1980. When compared to Japan's main peers, public debt per capita in China amounted to 6,177 USD, 1,830 USD in Russia, 13,784 USD in South Korea and 74,097 USD in USA in 2020.

Japan has been ranked 2nd within the group of 165 countries we follow in terms of public debt per capita, 1 places behind the position seen 10 years ago.

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


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