Commercial banks and other lending (PPG + PNG) (NFL, current US$) - Country Ranking - Africa

Definition: Commercial bank and other lending includes net commercial bank lending (public and publicly guaranteed and private nonguaranteed) and other private credits. Data are in current U.S. dollars.

Source: World Bank, International Debt Statistics.

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Rank Country Value Year
1 Egypt 4,817,036,000.00 2018
2 South Africa 1,768,695,000.00 2018
3 Zambia 1,494,613,000.00 2018
4 Mozambique 1,380,026,000.00 2018
5 Nigeria 1,143,699,000.00 2018
6 Mauritius 1,076,977,000.00 2018
7 Benin 804,853,000.00 2018
8 Morocco 756,514,000.00 2018
9 Senegal 533,737,000.00 2018
10 Zimbabwe 495,552,000.00 2018
11 Ethiopia 251,581,000.00 2018
12 Rwanda 228,816,000.00 2018
13 Kenya 161,144,000.00 2018
14 Madagascar 106,300,000.00 2018
15 Cameroon 70,485,000.00 2018
16 Dem. Rep. Congo 17,188,000.00 2018
17 Côte d'Ivoire 1,408,000.00 2018
18 Burkina Faso 1,379,000.00 2018
19 Burundi 0.00 2018
19 Central African Republic 0.00 2018
19 Guinea 0.00 2018
19 Eritrea 0.00 2018
19 Comoros 0.00 2018
19 Cabo Verde 0.00 2018
19 Mauritania 0.00 2018
19 Guinea-Bissau 0.00 2018
19 Sudan 0.00 2018
19 Malawi 0.00 2018
19 Niger 0.00 2018
19 Sierra Leone 0.00 2018
19 Somalia 0.00 2018
19 São Tomé and Principe 0.00 2018
19 Chad 0.00 2018
34 Mali -69,000.00 2018
35 Lesotho -172,000.00 2018
36 Congo -347,000.00 2018
37 Eswatini -1,196,000.00 2018
38 The Gambia -1,920,000.00 2018
39 Togo -4,686,000.00 2018
40 Liberia -7,636,000.00 2018
41 Algeria -7,920,000.00 2018
42 Botswana -8,880,000.00 2018
43 Tanzania -23,860,000.00 2018
44 Djibouti -94,137,000.00 2018
45 Uganda -196,939,000.00 2018
46 Tunisia -208,341,000.00 2018
47 Gabon -211,381,000.00 2018
48 Ghana -317,677,000.00 2018
49 Angola -525,136,000.00 2018

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Development Relevance: External debt is that part of the total debt in a country that is owed to creditors outside the country. The debtors can be the government, corporations or private households. The debt includes money owed to private commercial banks, other governments, or international financial institutions. 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.

Limitations and Exceptions: 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.

Statistical Concept and Methodology: Commercial banks include all commercial banks, whether or not publicly owned, that provide loans and other financial services. Private creditors include commercial banks, bondholders, and other private creditors. This indicator includes only publicly guaranteed creditors. Nonguaranteed private creditors are shown separately. Bonds include publicly issued or privately placed bonds. Commercial bank loans are loans from private banks and other private financial institutions. Credits of other private creditors include credits from manufacturers, exporters, and other suppliers of goods, plus bank credits covered by a guarantee of an export credit agency.

Aggregation method: Sum

Periodicity: Annual