Foreign Debt (USD) rose 10.7% to USD 3,119 bil in Burkina Faso in 2017

Foreign Debt (USD) (USD bil)
Economy | Burkina Faso | May 17, 2019
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Foreign debt reached 2,818 USD bil in 2016 in Burkina Faso, according to the National Statistical Office. This is 9.66 % less than in the previous year.

Historically, foreign debt in Burkina Faso reached an all time high of 3,119 USD bil in 2017 and an all time low of 20.0 USD bil in 1972. When compared to Burkina Faso's main peers, foreign debt in Ghana amounted to 21,371 USD bil, 11,534 USD bil in Ivory Coast, 3,790 USD bil in Mali and 2,887 USD bil in Niger in 2016.

Burkina Faso has been ranked 83rd within the group of 111 countries we follow in terms of foreign debt, 7 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
Algeria USD bil 6,065 5,516 5,246 5,521 4,671
Benin USD bil 1,851 2,042 2,004 2,037 2,183
Burkina Faso USD bil 2,290 2,519 2,565 2,543 2,622
Chad USD bil 2,346 2,361 2,925 3,752 2,973
Ghana USD bil 11,221 12,833 16,638 18,370 20,633
Guinea USD bil 3,329 1,381 1,404 1,420 1,389
Ivory Coast USD bil 12,791 9,544 9,852 9,790 11,374
Liberia USD bil 448 487 530 681 837
Libya USD bil ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ...
Mali USD bil 2,922 3,059 3,446 3,458 3,690
Mauritania USD bil 2,815 3,314 3,517 3,513 3,802
Niger USD bil 2,232 2,348 2,517 2,465 2,652
Togo USD bil 622 747 896 986 1,054