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Ghana - General government gross debt in current LCU

178 (billion LCU) in 2018

In 2018, government debt for Ghana was 178 billion LCU. Government debt of Ghana increased from 3 billion LCU in 1999 to 178 billion LCU in 2018 growing at an average annual rate of 27.69%.

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What is government debt?

Gross debt consists of all liabilities that require payment or payments of interest and/or principal by the debtor to the creditor at a date or dates in the future. This includes debt liabilities in the form of SDRs, currency and deposits, debt securities, loans, insurance, pensions and standardized guarantee schemes, and other accounts payable. Thus, all liabilities in the GFSM 2001 system are debt, except for equity and investment fund shares and financial derivatives and employee stock options. Debt can be valued at current market, nominal, or face values (GFSM 2001, paragraph 7.110).

What is Ghana government debt?

Date Value Change, %
2018 178 21.26 %
2017 147 19.65 %
2016 123 24.20 %
2015 99 24.39 %
2014 80 48.80 %
2013 53 48.00 %
2012 36 41.67 %
2011 25 19.66 %
2010 21 61.27 %
2009 13 30.27 %
2008 10 41.04 %
2007 7

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