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NATIONAL PUBLIC DEBT South Africa 2017

South Africa national debt goes up

In 2017 South Africa public debt was 164,084 million euros 185,365 million dollars, has increased 26,29732,849 million since 2016.

This amount means that the debt in 2017 reached 53.02% of South Africa GDP, a 1.55 percentage point rise from 2016, when it was 51.47% of GDP.

If we check the tables we can see the evolution of South Africa debt. It has risen since 2007 in global debt terms, when it was 59,039 million euros 80,912 million dollars and also in terms of GDP percentage, when it amounted to 27.06%.

According to the last data point published, South Africa per capita debt in 2017 was 2,903 euros3,280 dollars per inhabitant. In 2016 it was 2,477 euros 2,742 dollars, afterwards rising by 426 euros538 dollars, and if we again check 2007 we can see that then the debt per person was 1,209 euros1,657 dollars .

The position of South Africa, as compared with the rest of the world, has worsened in 2017 in terms of GDP percentage. Currently it is country number 101 in the list of debt to GDP and 107 in debt per capita, out of the 186 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
DateDebtDebtDebt (%GDP)Debt Per CapitaDebt Per Capita
2017164,084185,36553.02%2,903€3,280$
2016137,787152,51651.47%2,477€2,742$
2015141,197156,65849.34%2,579€2,861$
2014124,078164,83846.99%2,301€3,058$
2013121,806161,77044.10%2,294€3,046$
2012126,403162,40241.00%2,416€3,104$
2011114,534159,43238.23%2,221€3,091$
201098,079130,02434.68%1,929€2,557$
200964,18989,53030.08%1,280€1,785$
200851,70876,05226.51%1,045€1,537$
200759,03980,91227.06%1,209€1,657$
200667,87885,22731.36%1,408€1,768$
200568,70185,47133.21%1,443€1,796$
200463,34778,79834.39%1,347€1,676$
200354,91562,12035.43%1,182€1,337$
200243,58641,21535.55%949€898$
200157,58151,56942.40%1,263€1,131$
200062,34657,58342.21%1,389€1,282$
South Africa: Evolution of debt as a percentage of GDP

South Africa: Evolution of debt in millions