Country Comparison > Debt - external

RankCountryDebt - external (Billion US$)
1United States15,680
2United Kingdom9,577
3Germany5,717
4France5,371
5Japan3,017
6Luxembourg2,935
7Italy2,604
8Netherlands2,347
9Spain2,278
10Ireland2,164
11Switzerland1,544
12Australia1,506
13Belgium1,424
14Canada1,331
15Singapore1,174
16Hong Kong1,159
17Sweden1,039
18China863.2
19Austria812
20Norway720.6
21Russia714.2
22Finland586.9
23Denmark586.7
24Greece568.7
25Portugal508.3
26Brazil475.9
27Korea, South430.9
28India412.2
29Poland365.2
30Turkey359.5
31Mexico354.9
32Indonesia223.8
33Hungary170.3
34United Arab Emirates167.9
35Qatar149.4
36Saudi Arabia149.4
37Taiwan146.8
38Thailand142.6
39South Africa139
40Ukraine138.3
41Romania131.6
42Kazakhstan131.3
43Chile119
44Argentina111.5
45Czech Republic102.1
46Iceland102
47Malaysia100.1
48Israel96.3
49Colombia85.83
50New Zealand81.36
51Venezuela74.87
52Philippines72.81
53Slovakia68.44
54Vietnam68.38
55Croatia60.47
56Iraq59.49
57Puerto Rico56.82
58Slovenia52.53
59Pakistan52.43
60Malta51.08
61Peru50.15
62Egypt48.76
63Sudan40.92
64Latvia39.87
65Bulgaria37.85
66Morocco36.51
67Kuwait34.41
68Sri Lanka33.67
69Serbia33.6
70Bangladesh30.69
71Lithuania29.55
72Bahrain28.82
73Tunisia26.95
74Estonia26.74
75Lebanon26.74
76Cuba23.44
77Angola22.71
78Jordan22.04
79Ecuador19.91
80Dominican Republic18.01
81Guatemala17.67
82Uruguay17.61
83Bahamas, The17.56
84Nigeria15.73
85Iran15.64
86Panama15.22
87Costa Rica15.1
88Ghana14.68
89El Salvador14.44
90Jamaica13.82
91Tanzania13.82
92Papua New Guinea13.61
93Ethiopia11.99
94Kenya11.96
95Georgia11.74
96Bosnia and Herzegovina11.14
97Oman10.84
98Syria9.8
99Azerbaijan9.55
100Cote d'Ivoire8.96
101Uzbekistan8.77
102Zimbabwe8.44
103Armenia7.84
104Yemen7.81
105Macedonia7.45
106Paraguay7.01
107Congo, Democratic Republic of the6.87
108Laos6.69
109Libya6.32
110Mozambique6.28
111Moldova6.22
112Honduras6.17
113Zambia5.99
114Burma5.38
115Algeria5.28
116Bolivia5.26
117Uganda5.22
118Mongolia4.95
119Cambodia4.91
120Trinidad and Tobago4.82
121Nicaragua4.53
122Barbados4.49
123Senegal4.38
124Namibia4.31
125Nepal3.96
126Kyrgyzstan3.86
127Cameroon3.45
128Gabon3.43
129Madagascar3.36
130Mali3.35
131Congo, Republic of the3.27
132Mauritania3.23
133Albania3.21
134Somalia3.05
135Korea, North3
136Mauritius2.89
137Burkina Faso2.86
138Guinea2.58
139Botswana2.42
140Tajikistan2.16
141Equatorial Guinea2.1
142Guyana1.85
143Chad1.83
144Seychelles1.72
145Montenegro1.7
146Rwanda1.66
147Malawi1.56
148Niger1.56
149Bermuda1.4
150Sierra Leone1.33
151Cape Verde1.33
152West Bank1.3
153Afghanistan1.28
154Bhutan1.27
155Benin1.24
156Belarus1.2
157Haiti1.12
158Guinea-Bissau1.1
159Eritrea1.09
160Belize1.05
161Maldives0.89
162Faroe Islands0.89
163Suriname0.86
164Djibouti0.82
165Lesotho0.79
166Fiji0.78
167Togo0.72
168Grenada0.68
169Burundi0.68
170Central African Republic0.63
171Swaziland0.61
172Aruba0.53
173Gambia, The0.52
174Kosovo0.45
175Saint Lucia0.45
176Antigua and Barbuda0.44
177Liberia0.44
178Turkmenistan0.43
179Sao Tome and Principe0.41
180Samoa0.37
181Vanuatu0.31
182Dominica0.27
183Solomon Islands0.26
184Saint Vincent and the Grenadines0.26
185Tonga0.22
186Saint Kitts and Nevis0.16
187Comoros0.14
188Cook Islands0.14
189Marshall Islands0.09
190New Caledonia0.08
191Micronesia, Federated States of0.06
192Greenland0.04
193British Virgin Islands0.04
194Nauru0.03
195Kiribati0.01
196Montserrat0.01
197Anguilla0.01
198Wallis and Futuna0
199Niue0
200Macau0
201Liechtenstein0
202Brunei0
203Palau0

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, 2014

See also: Debt - external map

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