Foreign Debt (USD) rose 21.5% to USD 6,166 bil in Gabon in 2017

Foreign Debt (USD) (USD bil)
Economy | Gabon | May 17, 2019
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Foreign debt reached 5,076 USD bil in 2016 in Gabon, according to the National Statistical Office. This is 17.7 % less than in the previous year.

Historically, foreign debt in Gabon reached an all time high of 6,166 USD bil in 2017 and an all time low of 104 USD bil in 1970. When compared to Gabon's main peers, foreign debt in Angola amounted to 35,365 USD bil, 8,186 USD bil in Cameroon and 3,830 USD bil in Congo in 2016.

Gabon has been ranked 73rd within the group of 111 countries we follow in terms of foreign debt, 19 places behind 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
Cameroon USD bil 3,095 3,888 5,172 5,758 7,252
Central African Republic USD bil 571 577 598 662 682
Chad USD bil 2,346 2,361 2,925 3,752 2,973
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
Equatorial Guinea USD bil ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ...
Gabon USD bil 2,798 2,870 4,323 4,257 5,057
Namibia USD bil ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ...
Nigeria USD bil 17,663 18,127 21,144 24,756 28,943
Zambia USD bil 5,099 5,857 6,430 9,339 11,754