Foreign Debt (USD) rose 5.93% to USD 936 bil in Lesotho in 2017

Foreign Debt (USD) (USD bil)
Economy | Lesotho | May 17, 2019
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Foreign debt reached 883 USD bil in 2016 in Lesotho, according to the National Statistical Office. This is 5.6 % less than in the previous year.

Historically, foreign debt in Lesotho reached an all time high of 936 USD bil in 2017 and an all time low of 8.12 USD bil in 1970. When compared to Lesotho's main peers, foreign debt in Botswana amounted to 2,100 USD bil, 146,041 USD bil in South Africa, 487 USD bil in Swaziland and 8,844 USD bil in Zimbabwe in 2016.

Lesotho has been ranked 102nd within the group of 111 countries we follow in terms of foreign debt, 1 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
Botswana USD bil 2,395 2,517 2,379 2,546 2,221
Lesotho USD bil 814 877 902 890 888
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
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