Ghana External Debt

2012 - 2021 | Monthly | USD mn | CEIC Data

Ghana External Debt reached 24.6 USD bn in Mar 2021, compared with 24.8 USD bn in the previous month. Ghana External Debt: USD mn data is updated monthly, available from Jan 2012 to Mar 2021. The data reached an all-time high of 24.8 USD bn in Feb 2021 and a record low of 7.5 USD bn in Aug 2012. The Bank of Ghana provides monthly External Debt in USD. External Debt covers Public sector only.

In the latest reports of Ghana, Current Account recorded a deficit of 709.3 USD mn in Sep 2020. Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) increased by 838.4 USD mn in Dec 2019. Ghana Direct Investment Abroad expanded by 2.8 USD mn in Dec 2019. Its Foreign Portfolio Investment fell by 26.5 USD mn in Dec 2019. The country's Nominal GDP was reported at 17.8 USD bn in Dec 2020.

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Ghana External Debt

What was Ghana's External Debt in Mar 2021?

Last Previous Min Max Unit Frequency Range
24,598.8 Mar 2021 24,828.1 Feb 2021 7,515.0 Aug 2012 24,828.1 Feb 2021 USD mn monthly Jan 2012 - Mar 2021

External Debt by Country Comparison

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country/region Last Frequency Range
Albania (USD mn) 10,395.0 Mar 2021 quarterly Dec 2003 - Mar 2021
Algeria (USD mn) 3,838.0 Dec 2019 quarterly Mar 2007 - Dec 2019
Argentina (USD mn) 271,505.1 Dec 2020 quarterly Mar 2006 - Dec 2020
Armenia (USD mn) 6,753.6 May 2021 monthly Dec 2012 - May 2021
Australia (USD mn) 1,848,275.0 Mar 2021 quarterly Sep 1988 - Mar 2021
Austria (USD mn) 757,055.3 Dec 2020 quarterly Mar 1997 - Dec 2020
Azerbaijan (USD mn) 8,821.5 Dec 2020 quarterly Dec 2001 - Dec 2020
Bangladesh (USD mn) 70,671.3 Dec 2020 quarterly Sep 2011 - Dec 2020
Belarus (USD mn) 41,158.7 Mar 2021 quarterly Dec 1995 - Mar 2021
Belgium (USD mn) 1,482,359.5 Dec 2020 quarterly Mar 2007 - Dec 2020
Bolivia (USD mn) 13,510.6 Jun 2020 quarterly Mar 2006 - Jun 2020
Bosnia and Herzegovina (USD mn) 5,311.0 Mar 2021 quarterly Mar 2000 - Mar 2021
Botswana (USD mn) 1,294.1 2020 yearly 1994 - 2020
Brazil (USD mn) 548,388.8 Mar 2021 quarterly Dec 1999 - Mar 2021
Bulgaria (USD mn) 44,117.7 Mar 2021 monthly Jan 1999 - Mar 2021
Cambodia (USD mn) 17,747.9 Dec 2020 quarterly Mar 2010 - Dec 2020
Canada (USD mn) 2,415,262.9 Mar 2021 quarterly Mar 1990 - Mar 2021
Chile (USD mn) 214,849.2 Apr 2021 monthly Dec 1995 - Apr 2021
China (USD mn) 2,400,790.4 Dec 2020 quarterly Jun 2003 - Dec 2020
Colombia (USD mn) 153,628.4 Mar 2021 monthly Jan 2001 - Mar 2021
Croatia (USD mn) 50,901.3 Feb 2021 monthly Dec 1998 - Feb 2021
Cyprus (USD mn) 231,522.8 Dec 2020 quarterly Mar 2008 - Dec 2020
Czech Republic (USD mn) 201,108.8 Dec 2020 quarterly Dec 1993 - Dec 2020
Denmark (USD mn) 602,574.0 Dec 2020 quarterly Dec 2005 - Dec 2020
Ecuador (USD mn) 56,469.7 Apr 2021 monthly Jan 1994 - Apr 2021
Egypt (USD mn) 129,195.7 Dec 2020 quarterly Jun 1997 - Dec 2020
Estonia (USD mn) 30,436.7 Mar 2021 quarterly Mar 1996 - Mar 2021
European Union (USD mn) 18,157,319.0 Dec 2020 quarterly Mar 2008 - Dec 2020
Finland (USD mn) 690,274.7 Mar 2021 quarterly Mar 1991 - Mar 2021
France (USD mn) 7,379,997.5 Mar 2021 quarterly Jun 2004 - Mar 2021
Georgia (USD mn) 20,285.1 Dec 2020 quarterly Dec 1999 - Dec 2020
Germany (USD mn) 6,741,344.8 Dec 2020 quarterly Jun 1999 - Dec 2020
Ghana (USD mn) 24,598.8 Mar 2021 monthly Jan 2012 - Mar 2021
Greece (USD mn) 604,784.0 Dec 2020 quarterly Dec 2003 - Dec 2020
Hong Kong SAR, China (USD mn) 1,783,007.2 Dec 2020 quarterly Mar 2001 - Dec 2020
Hungary (USD mn) 256,208.4 Dec 2020 quarterly Mar 2006 - Dec 2020
Iceland (USD mn) 19,396.8 Mar 2021 quarterly Dec 1989 - Mar 2021
India (USD mn) 563,486.7 Dec 2020 quarterly Sep 1999 - Dec 2020
Indonesia (USD mn) 417,950.3 Apr 2021 monthly Jan 2008 - Apr 2021
Iran (USD mn) 9,142.0 2021 yearly 1994 - 2021
Ireland (USD mn) 3,143,561.3 Dec 2020 quarterly Dec 2002 - Dec 2020
Israel (USD mn) 132,488.7 Dec 2020 quarterly Mar 2011 - Dec 2020
Italy (USD mn) 2,842,648.2 Dec 2020 quarterly Dec 2002 - Dec 2020
Ivory Coast (USD mn) 19,182.3 2019 yearly 1970 - 2019
Japan (USD mn) 4,691,629.5 Mar 2021 quarterly Mar 2003 - Mar 2021
Jordan (USD mn) 36,256.4 Dec 2020 quarterly Dec 2006 - Dec 2020
Kazakhstan (USD mn) 163,360.5 Dec 2020 quarterly Dec 2000 - Dec 2020
Kenya (USD mn) 34,424.3 Mar 2021 monthly Sep 1999 - Mar 2021
South Korea (USD mn) 565,896.7 Mar 2021 quarterly Dec 1994 - Mar 2021
Kosovo (USD mn) 3,095.7 Dec 2020 quarterly Dec 2011 - Dec 2020
Kuwait (USD mn) 53,819.1 Sep 2020 quarterly Mar 2018 - Sep 2020
Kyrgyzstan (USD mn) 8,693.0 Dec 2020 quarterly Dec 2005 - Dec 2020
Laos (USD mn) 9,935.6 2019 yearly 1996 - 2019
Latvia (USD mn) 42,497.9 Mar 2021 quarterly Mar 2000 - Mar 2021
Lebanon (USD mn) 33,676.0 Dec 2020 quarterly Dec 2007 - Dec 2020
Lithuania (USD mn) 44,405.6 Dec 2020 quarterly Dec 1996 - Dec 2020
Luxembourg (USD mn) 4,004,271.6 Dec 2020 quarterly Dec 2002 - Dec 2020
North Macedonia (USD mn) 10,598.9 Dec 2020 quarterly Dec 2005 - Dec 2020
Malawi (MWK mn) 2,021,553.2 2020 yearly 1984 - 2020
Malaysia (USD mn) 250,821.6 Mar 2021 quarterly Mar 2009 - Mar 2021
Malta (USD mn) 105,404.3 Mar 2021 quarterly Mar 2004 - Mar 2021
Mauritius (USD mn) 216,329.4 Dec 2020 quarterly Dec 2009 - Dec 2020
Mexico (USD mn) 462,504.4 Dec 2020 quarterly Mar 2002 - Dec 2020
Moldova (USD mn) 8,357.7 Dec 2020 quarterly Dec 2011 - Dec 2020
Mongolia (USD mn) 32,487.0 Mar 2021 quarterly Mar 2000 - Mar 2021
Montenegro (USD mn) 8,339.4 2019 yearly 2006 - 2019
Morocco (USD mn) 65,463.0 Dec 2020 quarterly Dec 2006 - Dec 2020
Mozambique (USD mn) 9,486.1 2017 yearly 1985 - 2017
Myanmar (USD mn) 11,114.4 2019 yearly 1970 - 2019
Nepal (USD mn) 7,121.3 Jun 2020 quarterly Mar 2012 - Jun 2020
Netherlands (USD mn) 4,488,357.4 Dec 2020 quarterly Jun 2003 - Dec 2020
New Zealand (USD mn) 201,158.8 Mar 2021 quarterly Mar 1993 - Mar 2021
Nigeria (USD mn) 32,860.0 Mar 2021 quarterly Dec 2006 - Mar 2021
Norway (USD mn) 710,685.0 Mar 2021 quarterly Mar 2003 - Mar 2021
Pakistan (USD mn) 116,308.9 Mar 2021 quarterly Jun 2006 - Mar 2021
Palestinian Territory (USD mn) 2,052.0 Dec 2020 monthly Dec 2012 - Dec 2020
Panama (USD mn) 31,734.8 May 2021 monthly Jul 2004 - May 2021
Paraguay (USD mn) 19,549.1 Dec 2020 quarterly Mar 2000 - Dec 2020
Peru (USD mn) 93,270.7 Mar 2021 quarterly Mar 1980 - Mar 2021
Philippines (USD mn) 97,047.4 Mar 2021 quarterly Mar 2005 - Mar 2021
Poland (USD mn) 372,028.0 Dec 2020 quarterly Mar 1999 - Dec 2020
Portugal (USD mn) 480,608.0 Mar 2021 quarterly Mar 1996 - Mar 2021
Qatar (USD mn) 103,900.0 2010 yearly 2000 - 2010
Romania (USD mn) 152,750.8 Apr 2021 monthly Dec 2004 - Apr 2021
Russia (USD mn) 459,306.0 Mar 2021 quarterly Dec 2000 - Mar 2021
Serbia (USD mn) 37,684.1 Dec 2020 quarterly Mar 2003 - Dec 2020
Singapore (USD mn) 1,672,983.1 Dec 2020 quarterly Jun 2003 - Dec 2020
Slovakia (USD mn) 135,661.4 Dec 2020 quarterly Mar 1993 - Dec 2020
Slovenia (USD mn) 60,015.3 Apr 2021 monthly Jan 2001 - Apr 2021
South Africa (USD mn) 170,836.0 Dec 2020 quarterly Dec 1985 - Dec 2020
Spain (USD mn) 2,734,839.6 Dec 2020 quarterly Mar 1993 - Dec 2020
Sri Lanka (USD mn) 49,211.6 Dec 2020 quarterly Dec 2012 - Dec 2020
Sudan (USD mn) 51,200.0 2019 yearly 2001 - 2019
Sweden (USD mn) 1,002,810.1 Mar 2021 quarterly Mar 1999 - Mar 2021
Switzerland (USD mn) 2,263,299.0 Dec 2020 quarterly Dec 1999 - Dec 2020
Taiwan (USD mn) 209,223.0 Mar 2021 quarterly Jun 1999 - Mar 2021
Tajikistan (USD mn) 6,608.6 Dec 2020 quarterly Jun 2015 - Dec 2020
Thailand (USD mn) 190,009.7 Dec 2020 quarterly Mar 1999 - Dec 2020
Tunisia (USD mn) 41,085.1 Dec 2020 quarterly Dec 2009 - Dec 2020
Turkey (USD mn) 450,047.7 Dec 2020 quarterly Dec 1989 - Dec 2020

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Government and Public Finance Last Frequency Range
Consolidated Fiscal Balance: % of GDP (%) -6.6 Jun 2020 quarterly Dec 2008 - Jun 2020
Consolidated Fiscal Balance (USD mn) -1,074.460 Jun 2020 monthly Jan 2008 - Jun 2020
Tax Revenue (USD mn) 458.822 Jun 2020 monthly Jan 2008 - Jun 2020
Tax Revenue: % of GDP (%) 9.8 Jun 2020 quarterly Mar 2008 - Jun 2020
Government Debt: % of GDP (%) 76.1 2020 yearly 2006 - 2020
Forecast: Government Expenditure (GHS bn) 176.019 2026 yearly 1980 - 2026
Forecast: Government Net Debt (GHS bn) 680.561 2026 yearly 1990 - 2026
Forecast: Government Revenue (GHS bn) 122.228 2026 yearly 1982 - 2026
Foreign Trade Last Frequency Range
Forecast: Exports of Goods Growth (%) 7.279 2026 yearly 1980 - 2026
Trade Balance (USD mn) 392.3 Dec 2020 monthly Mar 2005 - Dec 2020
Total Exports (USD mn) 1,298.2 Dec 2020 monthly Mar 2005 - Dec 2020
Total Exports Growth (%) -7.6 Dec 2020 monthly Mar 2006 - Dec 2020
Aluminum: Exports (USD th) 102,008.620 2019 yearly 1995 - 2019
Exports: Medicament (USD th) 6,384.437 2019 yearly 1995 - 2019
Exports: Medicinal and Pharmaceutical Product (USD th) 115.617 2019 yearly 1995 - 2019
Total Imports (USD mn) 1,164.3 Mar 2021 monthly Mar 2005 - Mar 2021
Total Imports Growth (%) -7.7 Dec 2020 monthly Mar 2006 - Dec 2020
Imports: Medicament (USD th) 265,353.408 2019 yearly 1995 - 2019
Imports: Medicinal and Pharmaceutical Product (USD th) 76,555.916 2019 yearly 1995 - 2019
Total Exports to USA (USD mn) 90.887 Oct 2020 monthly Feb 1985 - Oct 2020
Total Imports from USA (USD mn) 76.976 Jan 2021 monthly Jun 1995 - Jan 2021
Total Exports to China (USD mn) 486.328 Feb 2021 monthly May 1995 - Feb 2021
Total Imports from China (USD mn) 151.945 Feb 2021 monthly Jun 1986 - Feb 2021
Balance of Payments Last Frequency Range
Direct Investment Abroad (USD mn) 2.8 Dec 2019 quarterly Mar 2011 - Dec 2019
Current Account Balance (USD mn) -709.3 Sep 2020 quarterly Mar 2005 - Sep 2020
Current Account Balance: % of GDP (%) -4.1 Sep 2020 quarterly Mar 2006 - Sep 2020
Foreign Direct Investment (USD mn) 838.4 Dec 2019 quarterly Mar 2011 - Dec 2019
Foreign Direct Investment: % of GDP (%) 5.0 Dec 2019 quarterly Mar 2011 - Dec 2019
Foreign Portfolio Investment (USD mn) -26.500 Dec 2019 quarterly Mar 2011 - Dec 2019
Foreign Portfolio Investment: % of GDP (%) -0.2 Dec 2019 quarterly Mar 2011 - Dec 2019
Foreign Portfolio Investment: Equity Securities (USD mn) 18.1 2010 yearly 1975 - 2010
Foreign Portfolio Investment: Debt Securities (USD mn) -26.500 Dec 2019 quarterly Mar 2011 - Dec 2019
External Debt (USD mn) 24,598.8 Mar 2021 monthly Jan 2012 - Mar 2021
External Debt: % of GDP (%) 34.2 2020 yearly 1999 - 2020
Net International Investment Position (USD mn) -27,311.841 2019 yearly 2006 - 2019
Forecast: Current Account Balance (USD bn) -3.960 2026 yearly 1980 - 2026
Monetary Last Frequency Range
Non Performing Loans Ratio (%) 15.3 Feb 2021 monthly Dec 2005 - Feb 2021
Non-Performing Loans (USD mn) 1,269.750 Sep 2020 quarterly Mar 2008 - Sep 2020
Money Supply M1 (USD mn) 10,559.734 Dec 2020 quarterly Mar 1990 - Dec 2020
Money Supply M2 (USD mn) 16,404.248 Dec 2020 quarterly Mar 1990 - Dec 2020
M2 Growth (%) 35.1 Dec 2020 quarterly Mar 1991 - Dec 2020
Foreign Exchange Reserves (USD mn) 6,884.2 Mar 2021 monthly Jan 1965 - Mar 2021
Foreign Exchange Reserves: % of GDP (%) 9.927 Dec 2020 quarterly Dec 2006 - Dec 2020
Foreign Exchange Reserves: Months of Import (NA) 6.8 Oct 2020 monthly Mar 2005 - Oct 2020
Gold Reserves (Metric Ton) 1,000.000 2020 yearly 2008 - 2020
Total Deposits (USD mn) 17,706.305 Dec 2020 monthly Dec 2004 - Dec 2020
Total Deposits Growth (%) 25.7 Dec 2020 monthly Dec 2005 - Dec 2020
Domestic Credit (USD mn) 23,472.9 Dec 2020 monthly Jan 1967 - Dec 2020
Domestic Credit Growth (%) 48.7 Dec 2020 monthly Jan 1968 - Dec 2020
Total Loans (USD mn) 8,292.948 Dec 2020 monthly Dec 2011 - Dec 2020
Total Loans Growth (%) 5.60 Mar 2021 monthly Dec 2012 - Mar 2021
Private Debt: % of Nominal GDP (%) 9.93 Dec 2020 quarterly Dec 2013 - Dec 2020
Business and Economic Survey Last Frequency Range
Business Confidence Growth (%) -3.5 Feb 2021 monthly Dec 2013 - Feb 2021

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