External Debt Stock of West African Countries 2016
The world bank defines external debt as "debt owed to nonresidents repayable in currency, goods, or services. This includes publicly guaranteed, and private nonguaranteed long-term debt, use of IMF credit, and short-term debt".
Nigeria had the highest external debt stock in 2016, and Guinea Bissau had the lowest. With the exception of three countries (Liberia, Gambia, Guinea-Bissau), most west african countries had billions of external debt stock. This data was collected from the World Bank.Hover/Click on the bars to see the actual values.