Botswana Debt to GDP Ratio 1990-2020

Debt is the entire stock of direct government fixed-term contractual obligations to others outstanding on a particular date. It includes domestic and foreign liabilities such as currency and money deposits, securities other than shares, and loans. It is the gross amount of government liabilities reduced by the amount of equity and financial derivatives held by the government. Because debt is a stock rather than a flow, it is measured as of a given date, usually the last day of the fiscal year.
  • Botswana debt to gdp ratio for 2016 was 15.24%, a 2.67% decline from 2015.
  • Botswana debt to gdp ratio for 2015 was 17.91%, a 0.46% increase from 2014.
  • Botswana debt to gdp ratio for 2014 was 17.45%, a 0.77% decline from 2013.
  • Botswana debt to gdp ratio for 2013 was 18.21%, a 1.73% decline from 2012.
Data Source: World Bank

MLA Citation:
Similar Country Ranking
Country Name Government Debt as % of GDP
Jamaica 122.67%
Albania 80.74%
Jordan 75.39%
Brazil 73.42%
Colombia 57.41%
Bosnia 52.87%
Malaysia 51.89%
Tonga 51.81%
Marshall Islands 48.89%
Belarus 39.96%
Turkey 31.87%
Iraq 28.08%
Peru 23.18%
Guatemala 22.99%
Kazakhstan 16.77%
Botswana 15.24%
Russia 14.24%
Botswana Debt to GDP Ratio - Historical Data
Year Government Debt as % of GDP Annual Change
2016 15.24% -2.67%
2015 17.91% 0.46%
2014 17.45% -0.77%
2013 18.21% -1.73%
2012 19.95% -0.80%
2011 20.74% -0.89%
2010 21.63% 2.66%
2009 18.97% 11.13%
2008 7.85% 2.11%
2007 5.74% -0.15%
2006 5.89% -5.26%
1996 11.16% 0.18%
1995 10.97% -1.07%
1994 12.04% -0.40%
1993 12.45% -0.09%
1992 12.53% 0.42%
1991 12.12% 0.75%
1990 11.37% 0.75%