External Debt (% of GDP)

External Debt (% of GDP)

External debt as percentage of Gross Domestic Product (GDP) is the ratio between the debt a country owes to non-resident creditors and its nominal GDP. External debt is the part of a country’s total debt that was borrowed from foreign lenders, including commercial banks, governments or international financial institutions. Debtors can be individuals, corporations or the government. The external debt comprises the outstanding amount of those actual current and not contingent, liabilities owed to non-residents by residents of country, which require the debtor to pay principal and/or interest at some point(s) in the future. External debt is also referred to as foreign debt.

The table below shows external debt as a percentage of Gross Domestic Product (GDP) by country for the last five years.

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External Debt Data

20132014201520162017
Algeria2.52.62.83.43.4
Angola20.624.731.243.935.5
Argentina25.328.325.732.636.1
Austria16.120.521.5-  -  
Belarus51.950.865.379.873.2
Belgium245259259279258
Belize77.676.075.574.475.1
Bolivia26.626.929.932.334.6
Bosnia and Herzegovina27,79727,17328,64027,25427,652
Botswana16.315.415.013.49.9
Brazil12.714.418.618.115.5
Brunei-  -  -  -  -  
Bulgaria88.291.874.071.165.6
Cambodia48.848.753.956.053.7
Chile49.058.265.466.765.2
China8.917.012.712.714.5
Colombia24.126.838.242.540.0
Costa Rica39.342.643.144.746.8
Croatia10510710188.981.8
Czech Republic63.568.368.673.389.0
DR Congo-  -  -  -  -  
Dominican Republic38.239.137.437.037.2
Ecuador19.623.627.934.338.3
Egypt15.015.114.416.733.7
El Salvador63.865.564.967.866.1
Ethiopia22.626.229.029.531.5
Finland-  -  -  -  -  
Ghana27.836.043.339.237.8
Guatemala32.433.431.831.430.4
Haiti18.722.624.728.426.0
Honduras36.336.635.834.837.4
Hong Kong421446420423461
Hungary11711510797.384.9
India24.023.223.120.619.9
Indonesia29.132.936.134.334.7
Iraq25.224.735.338.235.7
Israel34.429.127.827.424.3
Jamaica91.210299.810099.6
Jordan69.067.868.669.573.8
Kenya25.027.531.232.133.6
Korea30.928.627.025.525.4
Kuwait11.414.735.738.545.6
Laos68.672.781.185.686.0
Latvia134143144149141
Lebanon132133135137138
Lithuania70.369.875.885.383.6
Malaysia65.663.064.367.368.7
Mexico31.032.535.638.337.7
Morocco37.938.843.145.747.5
Mozambique50.053.463.989.390.6
Myanmar20.421.923.523.926.3
Nicaragua87.884.781.982.683.0
Nigeria1.71.72.22.85.1
Panama150156164154-  
Paraguay40.741.044.645.141.3
Peru31.036.141.038.135.5
Philippines28.927.326.524.523.3
Poland70.671.470.575.368.2
Romania68.163.057.454.552.0
Russia31.729.238.139.932.8
Saudi Arabia12.313.113.824.627.7
Singapore432426416414435
South Africa38.340.637.248.048.8
Taiwan33.233.430.032.331.5
Tanzania29.229.333.335.036.1
Thailand33.734.732.632.034.1
Trinidad and Tobago7.67.78.614.215.7
Tunisia55.555.563.066.780.4
Turkey41.443.546.747.553.5
Turkmenistan1.30.91.11.42.1
Uganda33.630.938.637.741.4
Ukraine79.095.6135122102
United Arab Emirates44.348.367.669.972.6
Uruguay66.070.981.076.768.5
Venezuela52.156.738.645.778.7
Vietnam38.539.341.743.347.2
Yemen21.923.627.428.425.7

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