Foreign debt reached 18,242 USD bil in 2017 in Tanzania, according to the National Statistical Office. This is 12.7 % more than in the previous year.
Historically, foreign debt in Tanzania reached an all time high of 18,242 USD bil in 2017 and an all time low of 197 USD bil in 1970. When compared to Tanzania's main peers, foreign debt in Kenya amounted to 26,424 USD bil, 12,010 USD bil in Mozambique, 11,189 USD bil in Uganda and 16,309 USD bil in Zambia in 2017.
Tanzania has been ranked 40th within the group of 111 countries we follow in terms of foreign debt, 13 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.