Foreign Debt (USD) rose 12.7% to USD 18,242 bil in Tanzania in 2017

Foreign Debt (USD) (USD bil)
Economy | Tanzania | June 1, 2020
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Foreign debt reached 18,242 USD bil in 2017 in Tanzania, according to the National Statistical Office. This is 12.7 % more than in the previous year.

Historically, foreign debt in Tanzania reached an all time high of 18,242 USD bil in 2017 and an all time low of 197 USD bil in 1970. When compared to Tanzania's main peers, foreign debt in Kenya amounted to 26,424 USD bil, 12,010 USD bil in Mozambique, 11,189 USD bil in Uganda and 16,309 USD bil in Zambia in 2017.

Tanzania has been ranked 40th 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
Dem. Republic of the Congo USD bil 5,508 5,624 6,177 5,523 5,388
Ethiopia USD bil 8,606 10,464 12,584 16,945 21,021
Kenya USD bil 10,163 11,894 13,836 16,969 19,764
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
Rwanda USD bil 1,216 1,263 1,694 1,900 2,180
Somalia USD bil 3,067 3,069 3,070 2,960 2,894
South Africa USD bil 116,929 144,959 139,790 141,599 138,078
South Sudan USD bil ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ...
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