Botswana - External debt stocks, total (DOD, current US$)

The latest value for External debt stocks, total (DOD, current US$) in Botswana was $1,748,737,000 as of 2018. Over the past 48 years, the value for this indicator has fluctuated between $2,545,567,000 in 2014 and $17,358,400 in 1970.

Definition: Total external debt is debt owed to nonresidents repayable in currency, goods, or services. Total external debt is the sum of public, publicly guaranteed, and private nonguaranteed long-term debt, use of IMF credit, and short-term debt. Short-term debt includes all debt having an original maturity of one year or less and interest in arrears on long-term debt. Data are in current U.S. dollars.

Source: World Bank, International Debt Statistics.

See also:

Year Value
1970 $17,358,400
1971 $33,201,570
1972 $74,756,510
1973 $114,920,800
1974 $134,055,000
1975 $147,979,500
1976 $166,353,100
1977 $185,561,900
1978 $125,537,400
1979 $130,018,700
1980 $135,629,100
1981 $159,540,400
1982 $204,807,800
1983 $228,122,800
1984 $266,914,800
1985 $345,662,700
1986 $407,035,300
1987 $543,402,800
1988 $532,601,100
1989 $549,840,400
1990 $552,920,400
1991 $612,559,200
1992 $606,348,600
1993 $663,983,900
1994 $700,397,800
1995 $717,153,200
1996 $626,530,400
1997 $574,727,400
1998 $532,169,100
1999 $510,191,200
2000 $452,434,600
2001 $400,352,900
2002 $491,350,100
2003 $514,126,500
2004 $515,796,300
2005 $460,539,000
2006 $364,731,500
2007 $425,189,500
2008 $448,508,800
2009 $1,643,301,000
2010 $1,806,938,000
2011 $2,395,189,000
2012 $2,517,054,000
2013 $2,379,266,000
2014 $2,545,567,000
2015 $2,225,557,000
2016 $2,109,181,000
2017 $1,717,710,000
2018 $1,748,737,000

Development Relevance: External indebtedness affects a country's creditworthiness and investor perceptions. Nonreporting countries might have outstanding debt with the World Bank, other international financial institutions, or private creditors. Total debt service is contrasted with countries' ability to obtain foreign exchange through exports of goods, services, primary income, and workers' remittances. Debt ratios are used to assess the sustainability of a country's debt service obligations, but no absolute rules determine what values are too high. Empirical analysis of developing countries' experience and debt service performance shows that debt service difficulties become increasingly likely when the present value of debt reaches 200 percent of exports. Still, what constitutes a sustainable debt burden varies by country. Countries with fast-growing economies and exports are likely to be able to sustain higher debt levels.

Statistical Concept and Methodology: Data on external debt are gathered through the World Bank's Debtor Reporting System (DRS). Long term debt data are compiled using the countries report on public and publicly guaranteed borrowing on a loan-by-loan basis and private non guaranteed borrowing on an aggregate basis. These data are supplemented by information from major multilateral banks and official lending agencies in major creditor countries. Short-term debt data are gathered from the Quarterly External Debt Statistics (QEDS) database, jointly developed by the World Bank and the IMF and from creditors through the reporting systems of the Bank for International Settlements. Debt data are reported in the currency of repayment and compiled and published in U.S. dollars. End-of-period exchange rates are used for the compilation of stock figures (amount of debt outstanding), and projected debt service and annual average exchange rates are used for the flows. Exchange rates are taken from the IMF's International Financial Statistics. Debt repayable in multiple currencies, goods, or services and debt with a provision for maintenance of the value of the currency of repayment are shown at book value.

Aggregation method: Sum

Periodicity: Annual


Topic: Economic Policy & Debt Indicators

Sub-Topic: External debt