Foreign Debt (USD) fell 17.1% to USD 1,740 bil in Botswana in 2017

Foreign Debt (USD) (USD bil)
Economy | Botswana | May 17, 2019
$2.99
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Foreign debt reached 2,100 USD bil in 2016 in Botswana, according to the National Statistical Office. This is 20.7 % more than in the previous year.

Historically, foreign debt in Botswana reached an all time high of 2,546 USD bil in 2014 and an all time low of 17.4 USD bil in 1970. When compared to Botswana's main peers, foreign debt in South Africa amounted to 146,041 USD bil, 15,529 USD bil in Zambia and 8,844 USD bil in Zimbabwe in 2016.

Botswana has been ranked 91st within the group of 111 countries we follow in terms of foreign debt, 19 places above the position seen 10 years ago.

Foreign (or external) debt is that part of the total debt in a country that is owed to creditors outside the country.

Foreign Debt (USD) Unit 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017
Angola USD bil 19,298 21,106 25,004 28,903 27,991
Botswana USD bil 2,395 2,517 2,379 2,546 2,221
Dem. Republic of the Congo USD bil 5,508 5,624 6,177 5,523 5,388
Lesotho USD bil 814 877 902 890 888
Mozambique USD bil 4,649 5,490 8,517 9,450 10,345
Namibia USD bil ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ...
South Africa USD bil 116,929 144,959 139,790 141,599 138,078
Swaziland USD bil 607 464 432 397 375
Tanzania USD bil 10,011 11,585 13,139 14,331 15,451
Zambia USD bil 5,099 5,857 6,430 9,339 11,754
Zimbabwe USD bil 7,314 8,659 8,200 8,039 8,738