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

2014 2015 2016 2017 2018
Algeria2.62.83.43.43.3
Angola24.731.244.235.544.0
Argentina28.325.732.637.051.4
Austria20.521.5-  -  -  
Belarus50.865.379.873.063.8
Belgium259256277256236
Belize76.075.874.574.573.7
Bolivia26.929.932.334.633.0
Bosnia and Herzegovina27,17382.682.282.177.0
Botswana15.415.013.49.89.6
Brazil14.418.618.115.417.0
Brunei-  -  -  -  -  
Bulgaria91.874.271.465.459.2
Cambodia48.753.957.658.762.5
Chile58.265.465.864.761.8
China17.012.712.614.314.2
Colombia26.838.242.540.039.6
Costa Rica42.643.144.746.548.1
Croatia10710997.089.883.0
Czech Republic68.368.473.489.181.6
DR Congo-  -  -  -  -  
Dominican Republic39.137.537.339.039.6
Ecuador23.627.634.238.540.9
Egypt15.114.416.733.736.9
El Salvador65.566.468.668.967.1
Ethiopia26.228.329.131.629.2
Finland-  -  -  -  -  
Ghana36.042.238.838.436.3
Guatemala33.432.832.532.130.7
Haiti22.623.727.025.422.6
Honduras36.635.034.337.037.5
Hong Kong446420423461468
Hungary11510696.283.980.2
India23.223.120.619.920.1
Indonesia32.936.134.334.736.0
Iraq24.738.639.436.4-  
Israel29.128.727.325.125.3
Jamaica10299.510099.4104
Jordan67.868.670.574.175.9
Kenya27.531.231.234.235.8
Korea28.627.025.525.425.6
Kuwait14.735.738.545.6-  
Laos72.780.985.686.986.8
Latvia143143149142122
Lebanon133135138139140
Lithuania69.876.986.283.878.4
Malaysia63.064.367.368.762.4
Mexico32.535.638.337.736.6
Morocco38.843.145.747.544.2
Mozambique53.485.6116115104
Myanmar21.922.623.424.523.2
Nicaragua84.782.182.683.188.7
Nigeria1.72.22.85.16.0
Panama156163160150152
Paraguay41.044.645.140.939.1
Peru36.138.238.335.734.5
Philippines27.326.524.523.323.9
Poland71.470.575.368.263.2
Romania63.059.055.352.048.8
Russia29.238.139.932.827.3
Saudi Arabia13.113.824.627.728.1
Singapore426416413431404
South Africa40.637.248.048.848.5
Taiwan33.429.531.630.731.5
Tanzania29.333.032.734.732.7
Thailand34.732.731.934.032.1
Trinidad and Tobago7.78.613.815.615.1
Tunisia55.563.167.883.786.7
Turkey43.546.747.553.357.3
Turkmenistan0.91.01.42.12.2
Uganda30.938.632.937.136.5
Ukraine95.613512210287.5
United Arab Emirates48.367.669.972.668.6
Uruguay70.981.076.768.769.2
Venezuela56.738.645.778.7113
Vietnam39.340.742.647.244.9
Yemen23.627.428.529.826.4

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