Net Foreign Assets (Local Currency) rose 10.7% to ZAR 841 bil in South Africa in 2019

Net Foreign Assets (Local Currency) (ZAR bil), 2019
Banking | South Africa | January 1, 2021
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Net foreign assets rose 10.7% to ZAR 841 bil in South Africa in 2019, according to the National Central Bank.

Historically, net foreign assets in South Africa reached an all time high of ZAR 841 bil in 2019 and an all time low of ZAR -31.5 bil in 1998. When compared to South Africa's main peers, net foreign assets in Botswana amounted to BWP 73.7 bil, LSL 14.4 bil in Lesotho, NAD 36.7 bil in Namibia and SZL 6.75 bil in Swaziland in 2019.

South Africa has been ranked 41st within the group of 144 countries we follow in terms of net foreign assets, 15 places above the position seen 10 years ago.

Net Foreign Assets (Local Currency) Unit 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019
Angola AOA bil 3,115 3,097 3,570 3,857 2,643
Botswana BWP bil 71.9 83.3 91.0 82.2 80.9
Lesotho LSL bil 12.8 14.0 16.1 13.0 12.6
Mozambique MZN bil 100.0 105 115 154 192
Namibia NAD bil 23.1 19.5 29.8 26.5 31.2
South Africa ZAR bil 641 600 785 704 699
Swaziland SZL bil 7.87 7.71 8.90 8.95 7.95
Zambia ZMW bil 11.7 15.3 29.6 21.9 22.0
Zimbabwe ZWD bil ... ... ... -0.729 -0.691 -0.644 -0.556 -1.33