Sovereign bonds

African eurodollar and local currency sovereign bonds, bills and notes had a total value of around USD 0.5trn as at July 2019.

Size of the universe

The total value of the debt outstanding is concentrated in five countries, making up 81% of the total bonds outstanding.

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Holders of sovereign bonds

The analysis covers the two countries with the largest sovereign debt balances. In both countries, local investors exceed foreign investors.

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