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NATIONAL PUBLIC DEBT United Kingdom 2021

United Kingdom national debt goes up

In 2021 United Kingdom public debt was 2,568,034 million euros3,039,338 million dollars, has increased 87,657208,528 million since 2020.

This amount means that the debt in 2021 reached 95.35% of United Kingdom GDP, a 7.26 percentage point fall from 2020, when it was 102.61% of GDP.

If we check the tables we can see the evolution of United Kingdom debt. It has risen since 2011 in global debt terms, when it was 1,589,482 million euros 2,127,964 million dollars and also in terms of GDP percentage, when it amounted to 80%.

According to the last data point published, United Kingdom per capita debt in 2021 was 38,283 euros45,308 dollars per inhabitant. In 2020 it was 36,976 euros 42,200 dollars, afterwards rising by 1,307 euros3,108 dollars, and if we again check 2011 we can see that then the debt per person was 25,033 euros33,514 dollars .

The position of United Kingdom, as compared with the rest of the world, has worsened in 2021 in terms of GDP percentage. Currently it is country number 161 in the list of debt to GDP and 181 in debt per capita, out of the 190 we publish.

In this page we show you the progression of the public debt in United Kingdom. You can see debt in other countries in Public debt and see all the information about United Kingdom in economy of United Kingdom.

United Kingdom: Evolution of debt
DateDebt (M.€.)Debt (%GDP)Debt Per Capita
2020Q32,346,576101.00%€35,010
2020Q22,269,70196.40%€33,863
2020Q12,117,27384.50%€31,589
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United Kingdom: Evolution of debt
DateDebt (M.€.)Debt ($M)Debt (%GDP)Debt Per CapitaDebt Per Capita
20212,568,0343,039,33895.35%€38,283$45,308
20202,480,3772,830,810102.61%€36,976$42,200
20192,222,6952,415,19085.40%€33,162$36,034
20182,053,7332,454,01385.80%€30,815$36,821
20172,012,5942,300,02286.30%€30,368$34,705
20162,021,6752,345,74786.80%€30,704$35,626
20152,268,1442,543,86086.70%€34,692$38,909
20142,058,4392,639,58386.10%€31,740$40,701
20131,797,1212,343,79784.20%€27,927$36,422
20121,744,3102,249,09783.20%€27,295$35,194
20111,589,4822,127,96480.00%€25,033$33,514
20101,385,8181,844,95274.30%€21,989$29,274
20091,101,8521,529,92263.20%€17,627$24,475
2008823,0261,456,29149.30%€13,266$23,473
2007875,9231,285,72341.50%€14,226$20,882
2006887,3751,097,90540.50%€14,530$17,977
2005804,7991,003,90739.60%€13,276$16,561
2004717,375926,42538.40%€11,920$15,394
2003630,912726,64835.40%€10,551$12,153
2002624,695610,02034.20%€10,499$10,252
2001636,054557,27434.00%€10,737$9,407
2000645,034610,27236.70%€10,933$10,344
1999659,461663,46639.40%€11,218$11,286
1998578,584676,06340.90%€9,877$11,541
1997617,608674,33243.30%€10,576$11,548
1996542,664621,22544.10%€9,318$10,667
1995446,255586,91044.50%€7,682$10,103
1994505,67740.65%€6,382$8,727
1993438,49837.88%€5,607$7,588
1992428,49533.16%€4,908$7,433
1991355,61828.44%€4,266$6,183
1990340,90628.52%€3,993$5,946
1989327,81232.51%€4,453$5,735
1988366,92937.06%€4,706$6,438
1987319,79839.33%€4,208$5,624
1986270,37741.30%€4,213$4,765
1985221,78341.33%€4,505$3,917
1984213,14342.27%€4,185$3,774
1983222,85141.88%€3,895$3,954
1982240,52643.08%€3,834$4,272
1981263,13844.81%€3,674$4,672
1980257,10242.60%€2,939$4,563
United Kingdom: Evolution of debt as a percentage of GDP

United Kingdom: Evolution of debt in millions