Foreign Debt (USD) rose 33.1% to USD 8,886 bil in Senegal in 2017

Foreign Debt (USD) (USD bil)
Economy | Senegal | May 17, 2019
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Foreign debt reached 6,678 USD bil in 2016 in Senegal, according to the National Statistical Office. This is 24.8 % less than in the previous year.

Historically, foreign debt in Senegal reached an all time high of 8,886 USD bil in 2017 and an all time low of 145 USD bil in 1970. When compared to Senegal's main peers, foreign debt in Gambia amounted to 516 USD bil, 1,381 USD bil in Guinea, 3,790 USD bil in Mali and 3,930 USD bil in Mauritania in 2016.

Senegal has been ranked 67th 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
Algeria USD bil 6,065 5,516 5,246 5,521 4,671
Burkina Faso USD bil 2,290 2,519 2,565 2,543 2,622
Gambia USD bil 513 549 558 531 535
Guinea USD bil 3,329 1,381 1,404 1,420 1,389
Guinea Bissau USD bil 284 279 277 271 315
Liberia USD bil 448 487 530 681 837
Mali USD bil 2,922 3,059 3,446 3,458 3,690
Mauritania USD bil 2,815 3,314 3,517 3,513 3,802
Morocco USD bil 29,937 33,851 39,275 42,858 43,059
Niger USD bil 2,232 2,348 2,517 2,465 2,652
Senegal USD bil 4,325 4,906 5,226 5,620 5,893
Sierra Leone USD bil 1,050 1,334 1,395 1,427 1,551