Debt service (PPG and IMF only, % of exports of goods, services and primary income)

Definition: Debt service is the sum of principle repayments and interest actually paid in currency, goods, or services. This series differs from the standard debt to exports series. It covers only long-term public and publicly guaranteed debt and repayments (repurchases and charges) to the IMF. Data for Heavily Indebted Poor Countries (HIPC) are from HIPC Initiative's Status of Implementation Report.

Description: The map below shows how Debt service (PPG and IMF only, % of exports of goods, services and primary income) 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 Niger, with a value of 56.07. The country with the lowest value in the world is China, with a value of 0.35.

Source: World Bank, International Debt Statistics.

See also: Country ranking, Time series comparison

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Aggregation method: Weighted average

Periodicity: Annual