External debt stocks, public and publicly guaranteed (PPG) (DOD, current US$) - Country Ranking

Definition: Public and publicly guaranteed debt comprises long-term external obligations of public debtors, including the national government, political subdivisions (or an agency of either), and autonomous public bodies, and external obligations of private debtors that are guaranteed for repayment by a public entity. Data are in current U.S. dollars.

Source: World Bank, International Debt Statistics.

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Rank Country Value Year
1 Mexico 266,764,000,000.00 2016
2 Russia 180,906,000,000.00 2016
3 Indonesia 177,067,000,000.00 2016
4 Brazil 174,333,000,000.00 2016
5 India 166,883,000,000.00 2016
6 China 158,675,000,000.00 2016
7 Turkey 107,244,000,000.00 2016
8 Argentina 101,631,000,000.00 2016
9 Colombia 70,921,610,000.00 2016
10 Malaysia 65,721,440,000.00 2016
11 South Africa 62,194,960,000.00 2016
12 Pakistan 51,599,880,000.00 2016
13 Egypt 51,256,000,000.00 2016
14 Vietnam 48,038,100,000.00 2016
15 Venezuela 40,586,360,000.00 2016
16 Ukraine 36,107,860,000.00 2016
17 Angola 34,814,730,000.00 2016
18 Philippines 33,394,720,000.00 2016
19 Romania 32,721,930,000.00 2016
20 Morocco 30,110,480,000.00 2016
21 Sri Lanka 29,724,660,000.00 2016
22 Bangladesh 28,649,830,000.00 2016
23 Lebanon 27,221,650,000.00 2016
24 Ecuador 24,869,910,000.00 2016
25 Thailand 23,191,930,000.00 2016
26 Ethiopia 21,802,570,000.00 2016
27 Kazakhstan 21,425,680,000.00 2016
28 Peru 19,731,960,000.00 2016
29 Kenya 18,323,080,000.00 2016
30 Tunisia 18,322,840,000.00 2016
31 Belarus 17,986,600,000.00 2016
32 Panama 17,270,200,000.00 2016
33 Dominican Republic 17,203,850,000.00 2016
34 Ghana 16,982,270,000.00 2016
35 Serbia 16,274,210,000.00 2016
36 Sudan 15,515,290,000.00 2016
37 Jordan 12,557,720,000.00 2016
38 Nigeria 11,411,940,000.00 2016
39 Tanzania 11,247,490,000.00 2016
40 Costa Rica 11,053,930,000.00 2016
41 Bulgaria 10,818,420,000.00 2016
42 Azerbaijan 10,517,840,000.00 2016
43 Jamaica 9,502,759,000.00 2016
44 Mozambique 9,180,300,000.00 2016
45 Côte d'Ivoire 8,160,809,000.00 2016
46 Guatemala 8,147,601,000.00 2016
47 El Salvador 7,856,515,000.00 2016
48 Uzbekistan 7,434,246,000.00 2016
49 Lao PDR 7,301,496,000.00 2016
50 Bolivia 7,031,155,000.00 2016
51 Zambia 6,904,170,000.00 2016
52 Yemen 6,322,902,000.00 2016
53 Senegal 6,098,750,000.00 2016
54 Honduras 6,016,661,000.00 2016
55 Georgia 5,906,739,000.00 2016
56 Uganda 5,887,042,000.00 2016
57 Cameroon 5,793,354,000.00 2016
58 Cambodia 5,646,481,000.00 2016
59 Myanmar 5,313,846,000.00 2016
60 Paraguay 4,820,932,000.00 2016
61 Gabon 4,614,496,000.00 2016
62 Mongolia 4,506,249,000.00 2016
63 Armenia 4,469,211,000.00 2016
64 Bosnia and Herzegovina 4,234,361,000.00 2016
65 Nicaragua 4,198,220,000.00 2016
66 Dem. Rep. Congo 3,855,296,000.00 2016
67 Nepal 3,623,360,000.00 2016
68 Albania 3,572,310,000.00 2016
69 Kyrgyz Republic 3,563,859,000.00 2016
70 Congo 3,518,871,000.00 2016
71 Syrian Arab Republic 3,497,893,000.00 2016
72 Zimbabwe 3,482,510,000.00 2016
73 Macedonia 3,472,834,000.00 2016
74 Mauritania 3,466,386,000.00 2016
75 Mali 3,417,890,000.00 2016
76 Niger 2,881,830,000.00 2016
77 Burkina Faso 2,538,824,000.00 2016
78 Madagascar 2,423,952,000.00 2016
79 Montenegro 2,415,148,000.00 2016
80 Rwanda 2,353,295,000.00 2016
81 Bhutan 2,221,216,000.00 2016
82 Benin 2,074,408,000.00 2016
83 Haiti 1,934,953,000.00 2016
84 Afghanistan 1,921,469,000.00 2016
85 Papua New Guinea 1,919,019,000.00 2016
86 Tajikistan 1,862,192,000.00 2016
87 Algeria 1,656,042,000.00 2016
88 Botswana 1,654,226,000.00 2016
89 Somalia 1,644,529,000.00 2016
90 Mauritius 1,628,453,000.00 2016
91 Djibouti 1,607,900,000.00 2016
92 Cabo Verde 1,525,564,000.00 2016
93 Malawi 1,506,568,000.00 2016
94 Chad 1,454,528,000.00 2016
95 Moldova 1,211,767,000.00 2016
96 Belize 1,176,627,000.00 2016
97 Guyana 1,048,863,000.00 2016
98 Sierra Leone 952,843,000.00 2016
99 Togo 940,328,000.00 2016
100 Guinea 908,640,000.00 2016
101 Lesotho 774,881,000.00 2016
102 Eritrea 748,412,000.00 2016
103 Fiji 678,669,000.00 2016
104 Iran 667,178,000.00 2016
105 Grenada 570,034,000.00 2016
106 Liberia 527,279,000.00 2016
107 Burundi 438,866,000.00 2016
108 St. Lucia 437,551,000.00 2016
109 Central African Republic 414,071,000.00 2016
110 The Gambia 407,001,000.00 2016
111 Samoa 390,070,000.00 2016
112 St. Vincent and the Grenadines 343,119,000.00 2016
113 Swaziland 339,084,000.00 2016
114 Dominica 264,084,000.00 2016
115 Turkmenistan 235,510,000.00 2016
116 São Tomé and Principe 223,854,000.00 2016
117 Guinea-Bissau 219,907,000.00 2016
118 St. Kitts and Nevis 198,148,000.00 2010
119 Tonga 150,595,000.00 2016
120 Vanuatu 137,387,000.00 2016
121 Comoros 131,819,000.00 2016
122 Solomon Islands 86,656,000.00 2016

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Development Relevance: External indebtedness affects a country's creditworthiness and investor perceptions. Nonreporting countries might have outstanding debt with the World Bank, other international financial institutions, or private creditors. Total debt service is contrasted with countries' ability to obtain foreign exchange through exports of goods, services, primary income, and workers' remittances. Debt ratios are used to assess the sustainability of a country's debt service obligations, but no absolute rules determine what values are too high. Empirical analysis of developing countries' experience and debt service performance shows that debt service difficulties become increasingly likely when the present value of debt reaches 200 percent of exports. Still, what constitutes a sustainable debt burden varies by country. Countries with fast-growing economies and exports are likely to be able to sustain higher debt levels.

Statistical Concept and Methodology: Data on external debt are gathered through the World Bank's Debtor Reporting System (DRS). Long term debt data are compiled using the countries report on public and publicly guaranteed borrowing on a loan-by-loan basis and private non guaranteed borrowing on an aggregate basis. These data are supplemented by information from major multilateral banks and official lending agencies in major creditor countries. Short-term debt data are gathered from the Quarterly External Debt Statistics (QEDS) database, jointly developed by the World Bank and the IMF and from creditors through the reporting systems of the Bank for International Settlements. Debt data are reported in the currency of repayment and compiled and published in U.S. dollars. End-of-period exchange rates are used for the compilation of stock figures (amount of debt outstanding), and projected debt service and annual average exchange rates are used for the flows. Exchange rates are taken from the IMF's International Financial Statistics. Debt repayable in multiple currencies, goods, or services and debt with a provision for maintenance of the value of the currency of repayment are shown at book value.

Aggregation method: Sum

Periodicity: Annual