Foreign debt reached 16,309 USD bil in 2017 in Zambia, according to the National Statistical Office. This is 5.02 % more than in the previous year.
Historically, foreign debt in Zambia reached an all time high of 16,309 USD bil in 2017 and an all time low of 814 USD bil in 1970. When compared to Zambia's main peers, foreign debt in Angola amounted to 37,201 USD bil, 18,242 USD bil in Tanzania, 9,330 USD bil in Zimbabwe and 5,128 USD bil in Dem. Republic of the Congo in 2017.
Zambia has been ranked 44th within the group of 111 countries we follow in terms of foreign debt, 28 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.