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NATIONAL PUBLIC DEBT South Africa 2021

Public debt went up in South Africa

In 2021 South Africa public debt was 244,276 million euros288,956 million dollars, has increased 39,98256,136 million since 2020.

This amount means that the debt in 2021 reached 69.13% of South Africa GDP, a 0.3 percentage point fall from 2020, when it was 69.43% of GDP.

If we check the tables we can see the evolution of South Africa debt. It has risen since 2011 in global debt terms, when it was 114,615 million euros 159,365 million dollars and also in terms of GDP percentage, when it amounted to 34.74%.

According to the last data point published, South Africa per capita debt in 2021 was 4,062 euros4,804 dollars per inhabitant. In 2020 it was 3,426 euros 3,905 dollars, afterwards rising by 636 euros899 dollars, and if we again check 2011 we can see that then the debt per person was 2,199 euros3,057 dollars .

The position of South Africa, as compared with the rest of the world, has improved in 2021 in terms of GDP percentage. Currently it is country number 120 in the list of debt to GDP and 115 in debt per capita, out of the 190 we publish.

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

South Africa: Evolution of debt
DateDebt (M.€.)Debt ($M)Debt (%GDP)Debt Per CapitaDebt Per Capita
2021244,276288,95669.13%€4,062$4,804
2020204,294232,82069.43%€3,426$3,905
2019195,069218,37256.30%€3,319$3,715
2018176,861208,76951.59%€3,053$3,603
2017164,394185,27548.59%€2,879$3,245
2016137,844152,47547.13%€2,450$2,711
2015141,268156,67645.20%€2,550$2,828
2014124,275164,88043.25%€2,277$3,021
2013121,846161,77840.36%€2,267$3,010
2012126,469162,50037.41%€2,389$3,070
2011114,615159,36534.74%€2,199$3,057
201098,269130,14131.19%€1,914$2,535
200964,33389,40227.00%€1,273$1,769
200851,99976,10024.05%€1,044$1,528
200759,12380,92024.33%€1,204$1,648
200667,93485,22728.03%€1,402$1,759
200568,85685,57729.64%€1,439$1,788
200463,39178,73530.73%€1,340$1,664
200354,99962,08831.51%€1,175$1,327
200243,68141,14531.80%€942$888
200157,61051,56138.05%€1,260$1,128
200062,50357,59737.93%€1,392$1,283
South Africa: Evolution of debt as a percentage of GDP

South Africa: Evolution of debt in millions