Total External Debt Stocks of Southern African Countries in 2020
Updated on February 12, 2022.

According to recent data from the World Bank, in 2020, the 3 Southern African countries with the top 3 highest Total External Debt Stocks were:

  1. South Africa: US$ 170.77B
  2. Botswana: US$ 1.60B
  3. Lesotho: US$ 1.05B

On the other hand, the 3 Southern African countries with the 3 lowest total external debt stocks in 2020 were:

  1. Eswatini: US$ 766.09M
  2. Lesotho: US$ 1.05B
  3. Botswana: US$ 1.60B

Use the interactive visualization and table below to explore this data for each Southern African country for the year 2020. You can also see links at the bottom of this page to see similar data for other African regions for the year 2020, as well as the historical Total External Debt Stocks information for each Southern African country.

We also have similar data for the whole of Africa for the year 2020.

The World Bank defines Total External Debt Stocks as "debt owed to nonresidents repayable in currency, goods, or services. Total external debt is the sum of public, publicly guaranteed, and private nonguaranteed long-term debt, use of IMF credit, and short-term debt. Short-term debt includes all debt having an original maturity of one year or less and interest in arrears on long-term debt".

Data Source: World Bank.
Total External Debt Stocks of Southern African Countries in 2020 (US$)
South Africa
Botswana
Lesotho
Eswatini
See also the Total External Debt Stocks of Africa for other years:
Total External Debt Stocks of Southern African Countries in 2020
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Country Total External Debt Stocks (US$)
Botswana 1,597,427,934.6
Eswatini 766,084,561.1
Lesotho 1,052,218,388.9
South Africa 170,766,641,061.2

Total External Debt Stocks of Other African Regions in 2020

Use the links below to see the Total External Debt Stocks for other african regions in 2020.

Total External Debt Stocks of Southern African Countries

Use the links below to see the historical Total External Debt Stocks for each Southern Africa african country.