Foreign Debt (USD) rose 7.66% to USD 4,231 bil in Mauritania in 2017

Foreign Debt (USD) (USD bil)
Economy | Mauritania | May 17, 2019
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Foreign debt reached 3,930 USD bil in 2016 in Mauritania, according to the National Statistical Office. This is 7.12 % less than in the previous year.

Historically, foreign debt in Mauritania reached an all time high of 4,231 USD bil in 2017 and an all time low of 26.3 USD bil in 1970. When compared to Mauritania's main peers, foreign debt in Algeria amounted to 5,463 USD bil, 3,790 USD bil in Mali, 46,341 USD bil in Morocco and 6,678 USD bil in Senegal in 2016.

Mauritania has been ranked 76th within the group of 111 countries we follow in terms of foreign debt, 6 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
Libya USD bil ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ...
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
Spain USD bil ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ...
Tunisia USD bil 22,642 25,261 25,661 26,395 27,184