South Africa

South Africa External Debt

South Africa External Debt

External Debt in South Africa

External debt was 40.6% of South Africa's GDP in 2022, up from 34.0% a decade before. The average external debt was 41.7% over the past decade, above the Sub-Saharan Africa average of 34.1%. For more external debt information, visit our dedicated page.

South Africa External Debt Chart

Note: This chart displays External Debt (% of GDP) for South Africa from 2013 to 2022.
Source: South African Reserve Bank.

South Africa External Debt Data

2018 2019 2020 2021 2022
External Debt (% of GDP) 42.6 47.6 50.4 38.2 40.6
External Debt (USD bn) 173 185 170 161 164

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