External debt stocks, short-term (DOD, current US$) - Country Ranking

Definition: 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.

Source: World Bank, International Debt Statistics.

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Rank Country Value Year
1 China $683,363,000,000.00 2014
2 Turkey $132,859,000,000.00 2014
3 Malaysia $103,833,000,000.00 2014
4 Mexico $91,147,120,000.00 2014
5 India $85,574,340,000.00 2014
6 Brazil $58,176,940,000.00 2014
7 Thailand $56,624,050,000.00 2014
8 Indonesia $46,579,770,000.00 2014
9 South Africa $35,042,000,000.00 2014
10 Ukraine $22,434,970,000.00 2014
11 Philippines $16,248,080,000.00 2014
12 Vietnam $13,057,010,000.00 2014
13 Belarus $12,827,410,000.00 2014
14 Romania $12,326,410,000.00 2014
15 Colombia $12,221,310,000.00 2014
16 Bulgaria $12,219,410,000.00 2014
17 Jordan $10,887,130,000.00 2014
18 Kazakhstan $9,985,559,000.00 2014
19 Morocco $7,606,919,000.00 2014
20 Sri Lanka $7,407,968,000.00 2014
21 Peru $6,977,975,000.00 2014
22 Tunisia $6,845,694,000.00 2014
23 Pakistan $5,537,654,000.00 2014
24 Sudan $5,246,096,000.00 2014
25 Lebanon $4,310,000,000.00 2014
26 Bangladesh $4,153,031,000.00 2014
27 Mauritius $3,594,655,000.00 2014
28 Egypt $3,320,830,000.00 2014
29 Ghana $3,155,519,000.00 2014
30 Dominican Republic $2,486,000,000.00 2014
31 Mongolia $2,373,912,000.00 2014
32 Zimbabwe $2,307,433,000.00 2014
33 Kenya $2,246,586,000.00 2014
34 Georgia $2,214,015,000.00 2014
35 Moldova $2,111,910,000.00 2014
36 Costa Rica $2,100,129,000.00 2014
37 El Salvador $2,018,000,000.00 2014
38 Paraguay $2,012,000,000.00 2014
39 Tanzania $1,989,195,000.00 2014
40 Algeria $1,974,900,000.00 2014
41 Azerbaijan $1,926,000,000.00 2014
42 Nicaragua $1,504,671,000.00 2014
43 Albania $1,473,703,000.00 2014
44 Jamaica $1,472,170,000.00 2014
45 Macedonia $1,221,820,000.00 2014
46 Cambodia $1,123,777,000.00 2014
47 Papua New Guinea $1,013,014,000.00 2014
48 Guyana $924,289,000.00 2014
49 Armenia $908,221,000.00 2014
50 Zambia $876,481,000.00 2014
51 Lao PDR $871,002,000.00 2014
52 Bosnia and Herzegovina $865,000,000.00 2014
53 Somalia $777,481,000.00 2014
54 Guatemala $776,000,000.00 2014
55 Myanmar $751,956,000.00 2014
56 Ecuador $699,165,000.00 2014
57 Uganda $665,660,000.00 2014
58 Serbia $533,221,000.00 2014
59 Syrian Arab Republic $528,222,000.00 2014
60 Honduras $507,053,000.00 2014
61 Uzbekistan $491,000,000.00 2014
62 Iran $486,000,000.00 2014
63 Botswana $417,000,000.00 2014
64 Mozambique $359,055,000.00 2014
65 Nepal $332,892,000.00 2014
66 Kyrgyz Republic $312,834,000.00 2014
67 Yemen $306,013,000.00 2014
68 Bolivia $288,900,000.00 2014
69 Ethiopia $287,718,000.00 2014
70 Madagascar $285,700,000.00 2014
71 Afghanistan $220,780,000.00 2014
72 Congo $207,528,000.00 2014
73 Mauritania $177,658,000.00 2014
74 Cameroon $176,931,000.00 2014
75 Dem. Rep. Congo $170,926,000.00 2014
76 Angola $162,306,000.00 2014
77 St. Lucia $118,189,000.00 2014
78 Niger $108,927,000.00 2014
79 Togo $89,173,000.00 2014
80 Djibouti $87,079,000.00 2014
81 Central African Republic $86,243,000.00 2014
82 Vanuatu $81,000,000.00 2014
83 Guinea $76,891,000.00 2014
84 Gabon $73,000,000.00 2014
85 Swaziland $70,530,000.00 2014
86 Grenada $66,064,000.00 2014
87 Fiji $65,028,000.00 2014
88 Mali $62,299,000.00 2014
89 Eritrea $56,618,000.00 2014
90 Montenegro $52,000,000.00 2014
91 Burundi $48,265,000.00 2014
92 Guinea-Bissau $32,859,000.00 2014
93 Turkmenistan $30,776,000.00 2014
94 Rwanda $25,025,000.00 2014
95 Sierra Leone $24,505,000.00 2014
96 Tajikistan $22,489,000.00 2014
97 Benin $22,163,000.00 2014
98 Solomon Islands $14,769,000.00 2014
99 The Gambia $12,532,000.00 2014
100 São Tomé and Principe $11,561,000.00 2014
101 Bhutan $10,000,000.00 2014
102 Chad $7,701,000.00 2014
103 Belize $7,339,000.00 2014
104 Dominica $5,504,000.00 2014
105 Comoros $1,616,000.00 2014
106 Cabo Verde $1,500,000.00 2014
107 Haiti $748,000.00 2014
108 Malawi $506,000.00 2014
109 Nigeria $231,000.00 2014
110 Lesotho $143,000.00 2014
111 St. Vincent and the Grenadines $7,000.00 2014
112 Tonga $2,000.00 2014
113 Panama $0.00 2014
113 Côte d'Ivoire $0.00 2014
113 Burkina Faso $0.00 2014
113 Senegal $0.00 2014
113 Samoa $0.00 2014
113 Liberia $0.00 2014

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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