Foreign Debt (USD) rose 18.4% to USD 26,424 bil in Kenya in 2017

Foreign Debt (USD) (USD bil)
Economy | Kenya | May 17, 2019
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Foreign debt reached 22,326 USD bil in 2016 in Kenya, according to the National Statistical Office. This is 15.5 % less than in the previous year.

Historically, foreign debt in Kenya reached an all time high of 26,424 USD bil in 2017 and an all time low of 478 USD bil in 1970. When compared to Kenya's main peers, foreign debt in Ethiopia amounted to 23,794 USD bil, 2,865 USD bil in Somalia, 16,192 USD bil in Tanzania and 9,510 USD bil in Uganda in 2016.

Kenya has been ranked 36th within the group of 111 countries we follow in terms of foreign debt, 10 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
Dem. Republic of the Congo USD bil 5,508 5,624 6,177 5,523 5,388
Djibouti USD bil 779 812 828 950 1,233
Eritrea USD bil 1,055 994 945 908 873
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
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 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
Yemen USD bil 6,429 7,748 7,611 7,844 7,295
Zambia USD bil 5,099 5,857 6,430 9,339 11,754