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NATIONAL PUBLIC DEBT South Africa 2018

The national debt increased in South Africa

In 2018 South Africa public debt was 176,700 million euros 208,683 million dollars, has increased 12,63623,340 million since 2017.

This amount means that the debt in 2018 reached 56.71% of South Africa GDP, a 3.69 percentage point rise from 2017, when it was 53.02% of GDP.

If we check the tables we can see the evolution of South Africa debt. It has risen since 2008 in global debt terms, when it was 51,748 million euros 76,110 million dollars and also in terms of GDP percentage, when it amounted to 26.51%.

According to the last data point published, South Africa per capita debt in 2018 was 3,050 euros3,602 dollars per inhabitant. In 2017 it was 2,873 euros 3,246 dollars, afterwards rising by 177 euros356 dollars, and if we again check 2008 we can see that then the debt per person was 1,039 euros1,528 dollars .

The position of South Africa, as compared with the rest of the world, has worsened in 2018 in terms of GDP percentage. Currently it is country number 111 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
2018176,700208,68356.71%3,050€3,602$
2017164,064185,34353.02%2,873€3,246$
2016137,788152,51751.47%2,449€2,711$
2015141,197156,65949.34%2,548€2,827$
2014124,078164,83746.99%2,274€3,020$
2013121,808161,77344.10%2,266€3,010$
2012126,400162,39841.00%2,388€3,068$
2011114,510159,39838.23%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$
200667,87485,22331.36%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$
200243,54441,17635.55%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