Ghana External Debt 1970-2023

Total external debt is 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 are in current U.S. dollars.
  • Ghana external debt for 2020 was $31,323,084,617, a 17.14% increase from 2019.
  • Ghana external debt for 2019 was $26,738,836,502, a 15.38% increase from 2018.
  • Ghana external debt for 2018 was $23,173,792,492, a 4.33% increase from 2017.
  • Ghana external debt for 2017 was $22,212,841,568, a 5.48% increase from 2016.
Data Source: World Bank

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Country Name Current US $
India $564
Indonesia $418
Egypt $132
Ukraine $130
Vietnam $125
Pakistan $117
Philippines $98
Nigeria $71
Bangladesh $68
Angola $67
Morocco $66
Sri Lanka $56
Tunisia $41
Kenya $38
Mongolia $33
Uzbekistan $32
Ghana $31
Zambia $30
Sudan $23
Georgia $20
El Salvador $18
Papua New Guinea $18
Cambodia $18
Lao PDR $17
Bolivia $15
Cameroon $14
Myanmar $13
Nicaragua $12
Honduras $11
Kyrgyz Republic $9
Moldova $8
Mauritania $6
Republic of Congo $5
Kosovo $3
Bhutan $3
Djibouti $3
Cabo Verde $2
Lesotho $1
Eswatini $1
Vanuatu $0
Solomon Islands $0
Sao Tome and Principe $0
Timor-Leste $0
Ghana External Debt - Historical Data
Year Current US $ Annual % Change
2020 $31,323,084,617 17.14%
2019 $26,738,836,502 15.38%
2018 $23,173,792,492 4.33%
2017 $22,212,841,568 5.48%
2016 $21,058,602,292 4.91%
2015 $20,073,270,364 12.54%
2014 $17,836,622,447 10.68%
2013 $16,115,213,470 34.38%
2012 $11,992,686,632 15.18%
2011 $10,411,713,580 24.46%
2010 $8,365,239,757 26.55%
2009 $6,610,060,990 40.09%
2008 $4,718,475,856 9.78%
2007 $4,298,139,557 16.17%
2006 $3,699,920,203 -49.56%
2005 $7,334,787,205 1.31%
2004 $7,239,727,089 -12.78%
2003 $8,301,000,838 8.65%
2002 $7,640,294,825 11.36%
2001 $6,860,995,877 1.74%
2000 $6,743,341,663 -5.07%
1999 $7,103,705,179 1.93%
1998 $6,969,089,358 9.80%
1997 $6,347,327,633 -1.48%
1996 $6,442,990,349 8.55%
1995 $5,935,777,124 8.53%
1994 $5,469,152,460 11.92%
1993 $4,886,542,112 8.40%
1992 $4,508,061,699 2.92%
1991 $4,380,166,481 12.86%
1990 $3,880,932,791 14.06%
1989 $3,402,456,463 8.67%
1988 $3,131,102,816 -5.50%
1987 $3,313,222,736 19.75%
1986 $2,766,891,477 22.62%
1985 $2,256,468,114 14.95%
1984 $1,963,074,303 17.82%
1983 $1,666,180,356 12.26%
1982 $1,484,226,950 -3.55%
1981 $1,538,834,502 10.05%
1980 $1,398,364,946 9.08%
1979 $1,281,964,511 0.26%
1978 $1,278,646,090 19.88%
1977 $1,066,624,519 50.08%
1976 $710,690,900 -1.37%
1975 $720,589,134 -1.30%
1974 $730,055,397 -3.49%
1973 $756,428,483 25.69%
1972 $601,807,880 10.96%
1971 $542,386,913 -5.20%
1970 $572,138,165 -5.20%