According to recent data from the World Bank, in 2020, the 3 African countries with the top 3 highest Total External Debt Stocks were:
- South Africa: US$ 170.77B
- Egypt: US$ 131.58B
- Nigeria: US$ 70.57B
On the other hand, the 3 African countries with the 3 lowest total external debt stocks in 2020 were:
- Sao Tome and Principe: US$ 291.19M
- Comoros: US$ 301.13M
- Burundi: US$ 625.99M
Use the interactive visualization and table below to explore this data for each African country for the year 2020. You can also see links at the bottom of this page for a comparison of this data for the different african regions, as well as links to the historical Total External Debt Stocks information for each African country.
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".
|Country||Total External Debt Stocks (US$)|
|Republic of Congo||5,253,134,974.2|
|Democratic Republic of the Congo||6,137,246,433.1|
|Central African Republic||935,630,034|
|Sao Tome and Principe||291,188,749.4|
Total External Debt Stocks of African Regions in 2020
Use the links below to see a comparison of the Total External Debt Stocks for african regions in 2020.
Total External Debt Stocks of African Countries
Use the links below to see the historical Total External Debt Stocks for each African country.