Foreign Debt (USD) rose 33.6% to USD 651 bil in Swaziland in 2017

Foreign Debt (USD) (USD bil)
Economy | Swaziland | March 11, 2019
$4.49
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Foreign debt reached 487 USD bil in 2016 in Swaziland, according to the National Statistical Office. This is 25.2 % less than in the previous year.

Historically, foreign debt in Swaziland reached an all time high of 699 USD bil in 2010 and an all time low of 32.6 USD bil in 1972. When compared to Swaziland's main peers, foreign debt in Botswana amounted to 2,100 USD bil, 883 USD bil in Lesotho, 10,705 USD bil in Mozambique and 146,041 USD bil in South Africa in 2016.

Swaziland has been ranked 108th within the group of 111 countries we follow in terms of foreign debt, 1 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
Botswana USD bil 2,395 2,517 2,379 2,546 2,221
Lesotho USD bil 814 877 902 890 888
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
Namibia USD bil ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ...
South Africa USD bil 116,929 144,959 139,790 141,599 138,078
Swaziland USD bil 607 464 432 397 375
Tanzania USD bil 10,011 11,585 13,139 14,331 15,451
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