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

20122013201420152016
Algeria1.81.61.71.8-  
Angola16.518.319.924.3-  
Argentina28.025.929.026.635.3
Austria16.119.620.621.7-  
Belarus34.451.450.867.580.5
Belgium275245258254265
Belize76.076.875.077.3-  
Bolivia24.326.326.629.8-  
Bosnia and Herzegovina86.485.274.630,13028,954
Botswana16.916.714.914.5-  
Brazil13.312.714.418.618.0
Brunei10.7-  -  -  -  
Bulgaria90.488.091.974.973.1
Cambodia44.846.247.249.249.2
Chile45.548.357.164.566.3
China8.68.98.513.012.7
Colombia21.324.226.838.042.5
Costa Rica34.039.844.045.448.9
Croatia13614313111395.5
Czech Republic60.563.570.170.273.9
DR Congo19.218.915.414.3-  
Dominican Republic31.033.635.233.9-  
Ecuador18.219.823.827.133.8
Egypt12.415.115.314.516.6
El Salvador56.157.759.458.460.7
Ethiopia22.122.625.728.2-  
Finland223201-  -  -  
Ghana31.636.849.457.1-  
Guatemala12.513.112.131.5-  
Haiti14.818.622.424.5-  
Honduras26.336.337.036.034.7
Hong Kong392421446420415
Hungary12811811510796.8
India22.524.023.323.3-  
Indonesia27.429.132.936.134.0
Iraq27.725.324.540.8-  
Israel40.134.829.827.927.6
Jamaica96.790.710199.0-  
Jordan59.769.067.868.6-  
Kenya23.524.827.130.4-  
Korea33.332.431.428.727.0
Kuwait17.220.821.432.0-  
Laos87.484.286.880.9-  
Latvia138135143142147
Lebanon65.965.661.561.5-  
Lithuania78.270.369.876.086.4
Malaysia62.365.663.065.368.5
Mexico19.120.622.125.930.0
Morocco34.937.938.943.4-  
Mozambique-  -  -  -  -  
Myanmar13.112.19.610.8-  
Nicaragua86.189.786.682.582.9
Nigeria1.51.81.82.23.1
Panama15415215937.0-  
Paraguay65.354.153.459.658.9
Peru31.530.534.038.338.4
Philippines32.028.927.326.525.1
Poland73.773.265.469.171.7
Romania74.867.863.056.554.4
Russia29.632.729.138.040.1
Saudi Arabia12.011.612.515.1-  
Singapore420430439439453
South Africa35.638.340.537.248.2
Taiwan26.333.233.430.032.4
Tanzania29.929.930.134.5-  
Thailand32.933.734.833.032.2
Trinidad and Tobago12.814.014.3-  -  
Tunisia56.155.555.463.6-  
Turkey38.941.143.046.247.3
Turkmenistan1.41.30.91.1-  
Uganda15.719.318.422.821.7
Ukraine78.078.996.2135124
United Arab Emirates38.744.348.860.2-  
Uruguay46.245.749.352.750.3
Venezuela34.435.928.2-  -  
Vietnam39.538.539.341.7-  
Yemen24.121.124.225.9-  

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