Debt buyback (current US$)

Definition: Debt buyback is the repurchase by a debtor of its own debt, discounted or at par. In the event of a buyback of long-term debt, the face value of the debt bought back will be recorded as a decline in the long-term debt stock, and the cash amount received by creditors will be recorded as a principal repayment. Data are in current U.S. dollars.

Description: The map below shows how Debt buyback (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 Mexico, with a value of 1,413,442,000.00. The country with the lowest value in the world is India, with a value of 0.00.

Source: World Bank, International Debt Statistics.

See also: Country ranking, Time series comparison

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Aggregation method: Sum

Periodicity: Annual