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

Definition: Total external debt is debt owed to nonresidents repayable in foreign 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.

Description: The map below shows how External debt stocks, total (DOD, current US$) varies by country. The shade of the country corresponds to the magnitude of the indicator. The darker the shade, the higher the value. The country with the highest value in the world is China, with a value of $685,418,000,000.00. The country with the lowest value in the world is Tonga, with a value of $190,588,000.00.

Source: World Bank, International Debt Statistics.

See also: Country ranking, Time series comparison

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