Country Comparison > Debt - external

RankCountryDebt - external (Billion US$)
1United States17,910
2United Kingdom8,126
3France5,360
4Germany5,326
5Netherlands4,063
6Luxembourg3,781
7Japan3,240
8Ireland2,470
9Italy2,444
10Spain2,094
11Australia1,714
12Switzerland1,664
13Canada1,608
14China1,598
15Belgium1,281
16Sweden939.9
17Norway642.3
18Hong Kong633.6
19Austria630.8
20Singapore566.1
21Brazil547.4
22Russia539.6
23Greece506.6
24India501.6
25Denmark484.8
26Turkey452.4
27Portugal449
28Mexico445.8
29Korea, South384.6
30Indonesia344.4
31Poland241
32United Arab Emirates237.6
33Malaysia217.2
34Argentina214.9
35Czech Republic205.2
36Saudi Arabia205.1
37Chile183.4
38Taiwan181.9
39Qatar167.8
40Kazakhstan167.5
41South Africa156.3
42Finland150.6
43Hungary138.1
44Thailand132
45Ukraine130
46Colombia124.6
47Venezuela100.3
48Vietnam96.58
49Romania95.97
50New Zealand91.62
51Panama91.53
52Malta90.98
53Israel88.66
54Pakistan82.19
55Egypt77.47
56Philippines76.18
57Slovakia75.04
58Iraq73.02
59Peru66.25
60Puerto Rico56.82
61Sudan56.05
62Bahrain52.15
63Sri Lanka51.72
64Morocco51.48
65Bangladesh50.26
66Croatia48.1
67Kuwait47.24
68Slovenia46.3
69Oman46.27
70Angola42.08
71Bulgaria42.06
72Nigeria40.96
73Latvia40.02
74Belarus39.92
75Lebanon39.3
76Ecuador39.29
77Lithuania34.48
78Tunisia30.19
79Cuba30.06
80Serbia29.5
81Jordan29.34
82Dominican Republic29.16
83Uruguay28.37
84Kenya27.59
85Costa Rica26.83
86Ethiopia26.05
87Mongolia25.33
88Guatemala22.92
89Ghana22.14
90Iceland21.7
91Mauritius19.99
92Estonia19.05
93Palau18.38
94Papua New Guinea17.94
95Paraguay17.7
96Tanzania17.66
97Bahamas, The17.56
98Azerbaijan17.41
99Georgia16.99
100Uzbekistan16.9
101El Salvador15.51
102Jamaica14.94
103Laos14.9
104Cote d'Ivoire13.07
105Bolivia12.81
106Cambodia11.87
107Zambia11.66
108Nicaragua11.31
109Mozambique10.91
110Bosnia and Herzegovina10.87
111Uganda10.8
112Armenia10.41
113Albania9.51
114Cameroon9.38
115Zimbabwe9.36
116Macedonia8.79
117Honduras8.63
118Senegal8.57
119Trinidad and Tobago8.24
120Kyrgyzstan8.16
121Iran7.99
122Namibia7.97
123Yemen7.07
124Burma6.59
125Moldova6.55
126Gabon6.49
127Algeria6.26
128Nepal5.85
129Tajikistan5.75
130Somalia5.3
131Korea, North5
132Syria4.99
133Congo, Democratic Republic of the4.96
134Congo, Republic of the4.61
135Barbados4.49
136Mali4.19
137Mauritania4.15
138Madagascar4.09
139Niger3.73
140Rwanda3.26
141Burkina Faso3.06
142Libya3.02
143Afghanistan2.84
144Benin2.8
145Haiti2.76
146Bhutan2.67
147Seychelles2.56
148Montenegro2.52
149Bermuda2.52
150Botswana2.19
151Malawi2.1
152Djibouti1.95
153Chad1.72
154Cape Verde1.71
155Suriname1.7
156Guyana1.69
157West Bank1.66
158Sierra Leone1.62
159Guinea1.46
160Togo1.44
161Belize1.32
162Equatorial Guinea1.21
163Guinea-Bissau1.1
164Liberia1.04
165Fiji1.02
166Lesotho0.93
167Maldives0.85
168Grenada0.79
169Eritrea0.79
170Central African Republic0.78
171Solomon Islands0.76
172Aruba0.69
173Burundi0.61
174Gambia, The0.59
175Saint Lucia0.57
176Turkmenistan0.54
177Swaziland0.53
178Kosovo0.51
179Samoa0.45
180Antigua and Barbuda0.44
181Faroe Islands0.39
182Saint Vincent and the Grenadines0.36
183East Timor0.31
184Sao Tome and Principe0.29
185Dominica0.28
186Saint Kitts and Nevis0.2
187Vanuatu0.2
188Comoros0.2
189Tonga0.19
190Cook Islands0.14
191New Caledonia0.11
192Marshall Islands0.1
193Micronesia, Federated States of0.09
194Anguilla0.04
195Kiribati0.04
196Greenland0.04
197British Virgin Islands0.04
198Nauru0.03
199Montserrat0.01
200Wallis and Futuna0
201Niue0
202Macau0
203Liechtenstein0
204Falkland Islands (Islas Malvinas)0
205Andorra0
206Brunei0

Definition: This entry gives the total public and private debt owed to nonresidents repayable in internationally accepted currencies, 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, 2019

See also: Debt - external map

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