Foreign Debt (USD) rose 8.36% to USD 1,731 bil in Sierra Leone in 2017

Foreign Debt (USD) (USD bil)
Economy | Sierra Leone | May 17, 2019
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Foreign debt reached 1,598 USD bil in 2016 in Sierra Leone, according to the National Statistical Office. This is 7.72 % less than in the previous year.

Historically, foreign debt in Sierra Leone reached an all time high of 1,805 USD bil in 2005 and an all time low of 61.4 USD bil in 1970. When compared to Sierra Leone's main peers, foreign debt in Burkina Faso amounted to 2,818 USD bil, 1,381 USD bil in Guinea, 952 USD bil in Liberia and 3,790 USD bil in Mali in 2016.

Sierra Leone has been ranked 95th within the group of 111 countries we follow in terms of foreign debt, 12 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
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
Ghana USD bil 11,221 12,833 16,638 18,370 20,633
Guinea USD bil 3,329 1,381 1,404 1,420 1,389
Ivory Coast USD bil 12,791 9,544 9,852 9,790 11,374
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
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