South Africa 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.
  • South Africa debt to gdp ratio for 2008 was 26.02%, a 18.09% decline from 2000.
  • South Africa debt to gdp ratio for 2000 was 44.11%, a 2.66% decline from 1999.
  • South Africa debt to gdp ratio for 1999 was 46.77%, a 2.81% decline from 1998.
  • South Africa debt to gdp ratio for 1998 was 49.58%, a 1.77% increase from 1997.
Data Source: World Bank

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Similar Country Ranking
Country Name Government Debt as % of GDP
Jamaica 120.34%
Belize 79.80%
Colombia 65.25%
Marshall Islands 62.50%
Brazil 60.66%
Jordan 56.00%
St. Vincent and the Grenadines 45.84%
St. Lucia 41.63%
Turkey 41.55%
Malaysia 39.80%
Mauritius 33.70%
Maldives 30.34%
Peru 26.08%
South Africa 26.02%
Thailand 22.45%
Guatemala 20.05%
Namibia 16.99%
Belarus 10.66%
Botswana 7.85%
Russia 6.50%
Azerbaijan 4.58%
South Africa Debt to GDP Ratio - Historical Data
Year Government Debt as % of GDP Annual Change
2008 26.02% -18.09%
2000 44.11% -2.66%
1999 46.77% -2.81%
1998 49.58% 1.77%
1997 47.81% -1.10%
1996 48.91% -0.65%
1995 49.57% 0.34%
1994 49.23% 5.45%
1993 43.78% 3.48%
1992 40.31% 3.31%
1991 36.99% 1.65%
1990 35.34% 1.65%