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South Africa External and Government Debt

South Africa National Debt Data

Indicator Data Period
Government Debt to GDP 69.9 % 2021
External Debt 173837 USD Million | 173.837 B USD 1Q/22
Government Debt 83437 USD Million | 83.437 B USD 1Q/22


Latest data on Government Debt to GDP (%)

Government Debt to GDP
                     South Africa - Historical Data (%)

What is South Africa Government Debt to GDP Ratio?

  • Government Debt to GDP in South Africa decreased to 69.9 % in 2021. The maximum level was 83 % and minimum was 27.8 %
  • Data published Yearly by National Treasury.

Historical Data (%) by years

Data
Period
Date
69.9 2021 23.02.2022
80.3 2020 26.03.2021
62.2 2019 24.03.2020
55.8 2018 29.04.2019
53.1 2017 21.03.2018
51.6 2016 05.01.2018
49.3 2015 31.12.2015
47 2014 31.12.2014


Historical Chart by presidents (%)

Government Debt to GDP in South Africa by presidents

Name Period Start Data End Data Max Value Min Value CHG% Start/End
Cyril Ramaphosa 15.02.2018 - 53.1000 53.1000 53.1000 53.1000 0.00%
Jacob Zuma 09.05.2009 - 14.02.2018 31.3000 51.6000 51.7000 31.3000 64.86%
Thabo Mbeki 16.06.1999 - 24.09.2008 43.3000 28.3000 43.5000 28.3000 -34.64%


Latest data on External Debt (USD Million)

External Debt
                     South Africa - Historical Data (USD Million)

What is external debt of South Africa?

  • External Debt in South Africa increased to 173837 USD Million (173.837 B USD) in the first quarter of 2022. The maximum debt was 185358 USD Million and minimum was 33262 USD Million
  • Data published Quarterly by Reserve Bank.

Historical Data (USD Million) by years

Data
Period
Date
173837 1Q/22 02.07.2022
160896 4Q/21 02.04.2022
165032 3Q/21 18.01.2022
170603 2Q/21 02.10.2021
164726 1Q/21 03.07.2021
170836 4Q/20 03.04.2021
157021 3Q/20 02.01.2021
156340 2Q/20 03.10.2020


Historical Chart by presidents (USD Million)

External Debt in South Africa by presidents

Name Period Start Data End Data Max Value Min Value CHG% Start/End
Cyril Ramaphosa 15.02.2018 - 173319.0000 173319.0000 173319.0000 173319.0000 0.00%
Jacob Zuma 09.05.2009 - 14.02.2018 74811.0000 163311.0000 163311.0000 74811.0000 118.30%
Thabo Mbeki 16.06.1999 - 24.09.2008 34002.0000 76926.0000 76926.0000 33262.0000 126.24%


Latest data on Government Debt (USD Million)

Government Debt
                     South Africa - Historical Data (USD Million)

How much is National Debt of South Africa?

  • Government Debt in South Africa remained unchanged at 83437 USD Million (83.437 B USD) in the first quarter of 2022. The maximum volume was 81061 USD Million and minimum was 11594 USD Million
  • Data published Quarterly by Reserve Bank.

Historical Data (USD Million) by years

Data
Period
Date
83437 1Q/22 02.07.2022
77551 4Q/21 02.04.2022
78753 3Q/21 18.01.2022
84435 2Q/21 02.10.2021
76176 1Q/21 03.07.2021
78295 4Q/20 03.04.2021
64685 3Q/20 02.01.2021
57650 2Q/20 03.10.2020


Historical Chart by presidents (USD Million)

Government Debt in South Africa by presidents

Name Period Start Data End Data Max Value Min Value CHG% Start/End
Cyril Ramaphosa 15.02.2018 - 73589.0000 73589.0000 73589.0000 73589.0000 0.00%

Other budget indicators in South Africa

Index Updated Actual Previous
Fiscal Expenditure  Jul/22 12.442 B USD 8.691
Government Budget to GDP 2021 -5.7 % -10
Military Expenditure 2020 3.475 B USD 3.436

Government Debt to GDP in other countries

Country Updated Actual Previous
Egypt 2022 87.2 % 92
Kenya 2021 68.4 % 65.6
Madagascar 2020 44.8 % 38.7
Zimbabwe 2019 77.2 % 66.2
Tanzania 2019 37.8 % 37.6
Togo 2021 61 % 58.6
Tunisia 2021 80 % 87.6
Nigeria 2021 37 % 34.5
Sudan 2020 259 % 202
Morocco 2021 77.9 % 76.4
Senegal 2021 73 % 68.8
Seychelles 2020 94 % 57
South Africa 2021 69.9 % 70.7
Uganda 2020 49.8 % 38.2
Rwanda 2020 61 % 51
Liberia 2021 55 % 52.1
Zambia 2021 123 % 96
Mozambique 2021 130 % 122
Namibia 2021 76 % 69.6
Ghana 2021 81.8 % 78.3
Swaziland 2020 15.49 % 12.14
Libya 2020 155 % 110
Algeria 2021 62.5 % 51.3
Angola 2021 85 % 120
Benin 2021 47.2 % 46.1
Botswana 2020 18.2 % 17.8
Burkina Faso 2021 51 % 46.5
Burundi 2021 17 % 15.6
Central African Republic 2021 47.6 % 43.4
Chad 2021 58.2 % 52.1
Comoros 2021 31.1 % 26.5
Republic of the Congo 2021 85 % 102
Djibouti 2021 43.2 % 41
Equatorial Guinea 2021 39.9 % 48.8
Eritrea 2021 171 % 182
Ethiopia 2021 57 % 55.4
Gabon 2021 69.5 % 77.3
Gambia 2021 82.9 % 85
Guatemala 2020 31.26 % 27.88
Guinea 2021 43.3 % 43.4
Guinea Bissau 2019 36.5 % 27.4
Lesotho 2021 54.7 % 54.2
Malawi 2020 50.7 % 61.2
Mauritania 2020 53.1 % 52.1
Niger 2021 50.9 % 43.6
Sao Tome and Principe 2021 88 % 96.9
Sierra Leone 2021 75 % 71.9