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Public Debt Per Capita (USD) in United Kingdom

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

Public debt per capita reached 38,529 USD in 2020 in United Kingdom, according to the National Statistical Office. This is 2.56 % more than in the previous year.

Historically, public debt per capita in United Kingdom reached an all time high of 40,194 USD in 2015 and an all time low of 3,273 USD in 1984. When compared to United Kingdom's main peers, public debt per capita in Belgium amounted to 48,487 USD, 42,065 USD in France, 27,345 USD in Germany and 48,630 USD in Ireland in 2020.

United Kingdom has been ranked 10th within the group of 165 countries we follow in terms of public debt per capita, 7 places above the position seen 10 years ago.

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


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