Country Comparison > Debt - external

RankCountryDebt - external (Billion US$)
1United States14,710
2United Kingdom9,836
3France5,633
4Germany5,624
5Japan2,719
6Italy2,684
7Netherlands2,655
8Spain2,570
9Ireland2,352
10Luxembourg2,146
11Belgium1,399
12Australia1,376
13Switzerland1,346
14Canada1,181
15Sweden1,016
16Hong Kong903.2
17Austria883.5
18China697.2
19Norway644.5
20Denmark626.9
21Greece583.3
22Finland577
23Portugal548.3
24Russia519.4
25Brazil397.5
26Korea, South397.3
27Poland320
28Turkey306.6
29India289.7
30Mexico210.8
31Indonesia186.9
32Hungary184.5
33United Arab Emirates158.7
34Argentina136.8
35Romania136.1
36Taiwan125.8
37Qatar125.3
38Iceland124.5
39Ukraine123.7
40Kazakhstan122.9
41Thailand115.6
42Saudi Arabia105.9
43Israel102.3
44Czech Republic101.6
45Chile99.4
46Venezuela89.6
47Malaysia87.81
48New Zealand85.65
49Slovakia72.94
50Philippines72.27
51Colombia68.76
52Croatia66.3
53Pakistan61.83
54Slovenia61.23
55Puerto Rico56.82
56Iraq50.79
57Malta48.79
58Bulgaria46.84
59South Africa46.07
60Kuwait41.73
61Vietnam39.73
62Sudan38.58
63Latvia38.37
64Peru36.98
65Egypt33.74
66Belarus33.73
67Serbia31.53
68Lithuania31.03
69Lebanon29.46
70Morocco28.08
71Bangladesh25.22
72Estonia25.22
73Singapore23.58
74Tunisia23.21
75Sri Lanka22.81
76Cuba21.52
77Angola18.16
78Iran17.9
79Guatemala15.67
80Uruguay15.4
81Bahrain14.93
82Congo, Democratic Republic of the14.82
83Jamaica14.7
84Dominican Republic14.42
85Panama13.34
86El Salvador12.95
87Korea, North12.5
88Cote d'Ivoire11.44
89Georgia11.08
90Bosnia and Herzegovina10.54
91Nigeria10.43
92Ecuador10.05
93Costa Rica10.05
94Tanzania9.49
95Oman9.05
96Kenya8.95
97Uzbekistan8.57
98Ethiopia7.99
99Jordan7.64
100Ghana7.51
101Armenia7.34
102Syria7.07
103Yemen6.61
104Macedonia6.61
105Zimbabwe6.44
106Laos5.95
107Burma5.81
108Albania5.7
109Bolivia5.49
110Paraguay5.33
111Papua New Guinea5.3
112Mauritius5.21
113Moldova5.2
114Cambodia5.03
115Congo, Republic of the4.96
116Libya4.77
117Algeria4.7
118Honduras4.56
119Namibia4.54
120Trinidad and Tobago4.48
121Senegal4.43
122Mozambique4.32
123Azerbaijan4.07
124Nicaragua4.07
125Zambia3.96
126Nepal3.78
127Kyrgyzstan3.6
128Uganda3.53
129Mali3.19
130Cameroon3.15
131Guinea3.03
132Somalia2.94
133Mauritania2.82
134Gabon2.73
135Tajikistan2.59
136Burkina Faso2.34
137Madagascar2.32
138Botswana1.97
139Mongolia1.9
140Chad1.77
141Togo1.64
142Seychelles1.47
143Benin1.4
144Niger1.33
145Malawi1.33
146Afghanistan1.28
147Bhutan1.28
148Guyana1.23
149Montenegro1.2
150Guinea-Bissau1.1
151Belize1.08
152Eritrea1.08
153Equatorial Guinea1.05
154West Bank1.04
155Maldives0.94
156Faroe Islands0.89
157Djibouti0.81
158Rwanda0.75
159Lesotho0.73
160Swaziland0.7
161Barbados0.67
162Haiti0.67
163Cape Verde0.66
164Gambia, The0.64
165Burundi0.57
166Sierra Leone0.54
167Grenada0.53
168Turkmenistan0.52
169Suriname0.5
170Central African Republic0.48
171Aruba0.48
172Saint Lucia0.47
173Antigua and Barbuda0.36
174Bahamas, The0.34
175Kosovo0.33
176Dominica0.3
177Comoros0.28
178Sao Tome and Principe0.27
179Saint Vincent and the Grenadines0.26
180Fiji0.26
181Samoa0.24
182Liberia0.23
183Saint Kitts and Nevis0.2
184Solomon Islands0.17
185Bermuda0.16
186Cook Islands0.14
187Tonga0.1
188Marshall Islands0.09
189Vanuatu0.08
190New Caledonia0.08
191Cayman Islands0.07
192Micronesia, Federated States of0.06
193Greenland0.04
194British Virgin Islands0.04
195Nauru0.03
196Kiribati0.01
197Montserrat0.01
198Anguilla0.01
199Wallis and Futuna0
200Niue0
201Macau0
202Liechtenstein0
203Brunei0
204Palau0

Definition: This entry gives the total public and private debt owed to nonresidents repayable in foreign currency, goods, or services. These figures are calculated on an exchange rate basis, i.e., not in purchasing power parity (PPP) terms.

Source: CIA World Factbook - Unless otherwise noted, information in this page is accurate as of January 1, 2012

See also: Debt - external map

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