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

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

  1. Nigeria: US$ 70.57B
  2. Ghana: US$ 31.32B
  3. Ivory Coast: US$ 25.07B

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

  1. Gambia: US$ 775.65M
  2. Guinea-Bissau: US$ 805.94M
  3. Liberia: US$ 1.48B

Use the interactive visualization and table below to explore this data for each West 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 West 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 West African Countries in 2020 (US$)
Nigeria
Ghana
Ivory Coast
Senegal
Mali
Mauritania
Benin
Niger
Burkina Faso
Guinea
Togo
Sierra Leone
Cape Verde
Liberia
Guinea-Bissau
Gambia
See also the Total External Debt Stocks of Africa for other years:
Total External Debt Stocks of West African Countries in 2020
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Country Total External Debt Stocks (US$)
Benin 5,250,479,649.2
Burkina Faso 4,494,781,776.5
Cape Verde 2,069,786,254.3
Ivory Coast 25,072,693,104
Gambia 775,654,200.1
Ghana 31,323,084,616.8
Guinea 4,175,376,873.8
Guinea-Bissau 805,942,506
Liberia 1,480,598,762.4
Mali 6,081,077,523.8
Mauritania 5,710,104,834.5
Togo 2,546,422,966.7
Sierra Leone 2,113,502,029.6
Senegal 17,238,618,348.8
Niger 4,590,696,470.5
Nigeria 70,570,530,052.8

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 West African Countries

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