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NATIONAL PUBLIC DEBT Ghana 2017

The national debt increased in Ghana

In 2017 Ghana public debt was 29,912 million euros 38,828 million dollars, has increased 1,5305,037 million since 2016.

This amount means that the debt in 2018 reached 59.56% of Ghana GDP, a 2.29 percentage point rise from 2017, when it was 57.27% of GDP.

If we check the tables we can see the evolution of Ghana debt. It has risen since 2007 in global debt terms, when it was 5,607 million euros 9,577 million dollars and also in terms of GDP percentage, when it amounted to 24.95%.

According to the last data point published, Ghana per capita debt in 2018 was 1,111 euros1,304 dollars per inhabitant. In 2017 it was 1,027 euros 1,160 dollars, afterwards rising by 84 euros144 dollars, and if we again check 2008 we can see that then the debt per person was 276 euros406 dollars .

The position of Ghana, as compared with the rest of the world, has worsened in 2018 in terms of GDP percentage. Currently it is country number 116 in the list of debt to GDP and 64 in debt per capita, out of the 186 we publish.

In this page we show you the progression of the public debt in Ghana. You can see debt in other countries in Public debt and see all the information about Ghana in economy of Ghana.

Ghana: Evolution of debt
DateDebtDebtDebt (%GDP)Debt Per CapitaDebt Per Capita
201729,91233,79157.27%1,027€1,160$
201628,38231,41757.12%997€1,103$
201524,01226,64154.83%862€957$
201420,47127,19651.16%752€999$
201320,59027,34643.22%774€1,028$
201215,64020,09435.58%602€773$
201112,11616,86531.43%477€664$
201011,21714,87034.58%453€600$
20096,6309,24826.96%274€383$
20086,5129,57724.95%276€406$
20075,6077,68522.64%244€335$
20064,2625,35118.59%190€239$
20056,6928,32634.00%307€382$
20046,7048,33941.16%315€392$
20038,1539,22352.69%393€444$
20028,7048,23157.87%430€407$
20018,4287,54861.72%427€382$
20009,8309,07979.19%510€471$
19999,2829,89355.76%493€526$
19986,96540.60%379$
19977,36846.67%411$
19966,82444.14%391$
19957,13949.06%420$
19946,79055.23%410$
19934,96537.06%308$
19923,77822.86%241$
19913,07318.47%202$
19902,82018.97%191$
Ghana: Evolution of debt as a percentage of GDP

Ghana: Evolution of debt in millions