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NATIONAL PUBLIC DEBT South Africa 2020

Public debt went up in South Africa

In 2020 South Africa public debt was 203,998 million euros233,007 million dollars, has increased 8,95314,654 million since 2019.

This amount means that the debt in 2020 reached 77.06% of South Africa GDP, a 14.91 percentage point rise from 2019, when it was 62.15% of GDP.

If we check the tables we can see the evolution of South Africa debt. It has risen since 2010 in global debt terms, when it was 98,086 million euros 130,033 million dollars and also in terms of GDP percentage, when it amounted to 34.68%.

According to the last data point published, South Africa per capita debt in 2020 was 3,422 euros3,908 dollars per inhabitant. In 2019 it was 3,319 euros 3,715 dollars, afterwards rising by 103 euros193 dollars, and if we again check 2010 we can see that then the debt per person was 1,911 euros2,533 dollars .

The position of South Africa, as compared with the rest of the world, has worsened in 2020 in terms of GDP percentage. Currently it is country number 142 in the list of debt to GDP and 111 in debt per capita, out of the 189 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.$.)Debt (%GDP)Debt Per CapitaDebt Per Capita
2020203,998233,00777.06%3,422€3,908$
2019195,045218,35362.15%3,319€3,715$
2018176,700208,68356.71%3,050€3,602$
2017164,064185,34353.02%2,873€3,246$
2016137,788152,51751.47%2,449€2,711$
2015141,197156,65849.34%2,548€2,827$
2014124,078164,83846.99%2,274€3,020$
2013121,808161,77344.10%2,266€3,010$
2012126,400162,39841.00%2,388€3,068$
2011114,510159,39738.23%2,197€3,058$
201098,086130,03334.68%1,911€2,533$
200964,16789,50030.08%1,270€1,771$
200851,74876,11026.51%1,039€1,528$
200759,03880,91227.06%1,203€1,648$
200667,87485,22231.36%1,401€1,759$
200568,74985,53133.21%1,436€1,787$
200463,32678,77134.39%1,339€1,665$
200354,90362,10635.43%1,173€1,327$
200243,54441,17535.55%939€888$
200157,57051,55942.40%1,259€1,128$
200062,33357,57142.21%1,388€1,282$
South Africa: Evolution of debt as a percentage of GDP

South Africa: Evolution of debt in millions