Government Debt to GDP in South Africa increased to 83 percent in 2020 from 62.20 percent in 2019. source: South African Reserve Bank

Government Debt to GDP in South Africa averaged 43.43 percent from 2000 until 2020, reaching an all time high of 83 percent in 2020 and a record low of 27.80 percent in 2008. This page provides - South Africa Government Debt To GDP - actual values, historical data, forecast, chart, statistics, economic calendar and news. South Africa Government Debt to GDP - values, historical data and charts - was last updated on May of 2021.

Government Debt to GDP in South Africa is expected to reach 90.00 percent by the end of 2021, according to Trading Economics global macro models and analysts expectations. In the long-term, the South Africa Government Debt to GDP is projected to trend around 92.00 percent in 2022 and 94.00 percent in 2023, according to our econometric models.

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South Africa Government Debt to GDP

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
83.00 62.20 83.00 27.80 2000 - 2020 percent Yearly

South Africa Government Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Government Debt to GDP 83.00 62.20 83.00 27.80 percent [+]
Government Budget -6.30 -4.20 1.00 -7.40 percent of GDP [+]
Government Budget Value 21257.00 -16372.00 44018.00 -110002.00 ZAR Million [+]
Government Spending 655551.00 653776.00 656056.00 65991.00 ZAR Million [+]
Government Revenues 146977.00 133241.00 180084.00 36.00 ZAR Million [+]
Government Debt 78295.00 64685.00 81061.00 11594.00 USD Million [+]
Fiscal Expenditure 125719.00 149613.00 203164.00 46.00 ZAR Million [+]
Credit Rating 45.00 [+]
Military Expenditure 3617.00 3670.00 5760.00 236.00 USD Million [+]


South Africa Government Debt to GDP
Generally, Government debt as a percent of GDP is used by investors to measure a country ability to make future payments on its debt, thus affecting the country borrowing costs and government bond yields.