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:
- Nigeria: US$ 70.57B
- Ghana: US$ 31.32B
- 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:
- Gambia: US$ 775.65M
- Guinea-Bissau: US$ 805.94M
- 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".
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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.