Interest payments on external debt, total (INT, current US$)

Definition: Interest payments are actual amounts of interest paid by the borrower in currency, goods, or services in the year specified. This item includes interest paid on long-term debt, IMF charges, and interest paid on short-term debt. Long-term external debt is defined as debt that has an original or extended maturity of more than one year and that is owed to nonresidents by residents of an economy and repayable in currency, goods, or services. Short-term external debt is defined as debt that has an original maturity of one year or less. Available data permit no distinction between public and private nonguaranteed short-term debt. Data are in current U.S. dollars.

Description: The map below shows how Interest payments on external debt, total (INT, 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 22,851,070,000.00. The country with the lowest value in the world is Somalia, with a value of 35,000.00.

Source: World Bank, International Debt Statistics.

See also: Country ranking, Time series comparison

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Aggregation method: Sum

Periodicity: Annual