Foreign Debt (USD) rose 12.2% to USD 12,010 bil in Mozambique in 2017

Foreign Debt (USD) (USD bil)
Economy | Mozambique | May 17, 2019
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Foreign debt reached 10,705 USD bil in 2016 in Mozambique, according to the National Statistical Office. This is 10.9 % less than in the previous year.

Historically, foreign debt in Mozambique reached an all time high of 12,010 USD bil in 2017 and an all time low of 1,318 USD bil in 1984. When compared to Mozambique's main peers, foreign debt in Malawi amounted to 1,847 USD bil, 146,041 USD bil in South Africa, 16,192 USD bil in Tanzania and 15,529 USD bil in Zambia in 2016.

Mozambique has been ranked 56th within the group of 111 countries we follow in terms of foreign debt, 13 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
Kenya USD bil 10,163 11,894 13,836 16,969 19,764
Lesotho USD bil 814 877 902 890 888
Malawi USD bil 1,213 1,329 1,560 1,658 1,734
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
Uganda USD bil 3,267 3,780 8,563 8,655 9,574
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