Foreign Debt (USD) rose 17.7% to USD 11,189 bil in Uganda in 2017

Foreign Debt (USD) (USD bil)
Economy | Uganda | May 17, 2019
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Foreign debt reached 9,510 USD bil in 2016 in Uganda, according to the National Statistical Office. This is 15 % less than in the previous year.

Historically, foreign debt in Uganda reached an all time high of 11,189 USD bil in 2017 and an all time low of 152 USD bil in 1970. When compared to Uganda's main peers, foreign debt in Kenya amounted to 22,326 USD bil, 2,783 USD bil in Rwanda and 5,078 USD bil in Dem. Republic of the Congo in 2016.

Uganda has been ranked 59th within the group of 111 countries we follow in terms of foreign debt, 29 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
Burundi USD bil 604 667 684 690 626
Central African Republic USD bil 571 577 598 662 682
Congo USD bil 2,632 2,837 3,449 3,903 4,060
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
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 Sudan USD bil ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ...
Sudan USD bil 21,181 21,825 22,502 21,785 21,429
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