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Economy > Debt > External: Countries Compared

DEFINITION: Total public and private debt owed to non-residents repayable in foreign currency, goods, or services.

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# COUNTRY AMOUNT DATE GRAPH HISTORY
1 United States $15.93 trillion 2012
2 United Kingdom $10.09 trillion 2012
Group of 7 countries (G7) average (profile) $6.25 trillion 2012
3 Germany $5.72 trillion 2012
4 France $5.17 trillion 2012
5 Japan $3.02 trillion 2012
6 Luxembourg $2.64 trillion 2012
7 Italy $2.49 trillion 2012
8 Netherlands $2.49 trillion 2012
9 Spain $2.31 trillion 2012
10 Ireland $2.16 trillion 2012
High income OECD countries average (profile) $2.07 trillion 2012
11 Switzerland $1.56 trillion 2012
Eurozone average (profile) $1.51 trillion 2012
12 Australia $1.50 trillion 2012
13 Belgium $1.42 trillion 2012
European Union average (profile) $1.42 trillion 2012
Heavily indebted countries average (profile) $1.40 trillion 2012
NATO countries average (profile) $1.39 trillion 2012
14 Canada $1.33 trillion 2012
Non-religious countries average (profile) $1.29 trillion 2012
Cold countries average (profile) $1.19 trillion 2011
15 Singapore $1.17 trillion 2012
16 Sweden $1.03 trillion 2012
Europe average (profile) $985.59 billion 2012
17 Austria $808.10 billion 2012
18 China $728.90 billion 2012
19 Norway $659.10 billion 2012
20 Russia $631.80 billion 2012
21 Finland $599.30 billion 2012
22 Denmark $587.60 billion 2012
23 Greece $576.60 billion 2012
Catholic countries average (profile) $530.27 billion 2012
Christian countries average (profile) $521.75 billion 2011
24 Portugal $508.30 billion 2012
Former British colonies average (profile) $483.60 billion 2012
25 Brazil $438.90 billion 2012
26 South Korea $420.40 billion 2012
27 India $378.90 billion 2012
28 Poland $364.20 billion 2012
29 Mexico $347.10 billion 2012
30 Turkey $336.70 billion 2012
31 Indonesia $224.10 billion 2012
Emerging markets average (profile) $197.83 billion 2012
32 Hungary $169.30 billion 2012
33 United Arab Emirates $162.30 billion 2012
34 Ukraine $136.50 billion 2012
35 Saudi Arabia $136.30 billion 2012
36 Qatar $134.80 billion 2012
37 Hong Kong $134.70 billion 2012
38 Thailand $133.70 billion 2012
39 Kazakhstan $133.50 billion 2012
40 Taiwan $130.80 billion 2012
41 South Africa $130.40 billion 2012
42 Romania $129.30 billion 2012
Landlocked countries average (profile) $129.05 billion 2011
43 Argentina $113.70 billion 2012
44 Chile $112.70 billion 2012
South Asia average (profile) $106.22 billion 2011
45 Cyprus $103.50 billion 2012
46 Czech Republic $101.00 billion 2012
47 Iceland $100.20 billion 2012
48 Malaysia $98.82 billion 2012
Eastern Europe average (profile) $97.05 billion 2012
49 Israel $93.98 billion 2012
Religious countries average (profile) $87.77 billion 2012
50 New Zealand $85.18 billion 2012
51 Colombia $80.72 billion 2012
52 Venezuela $75.75 billion 2012
53 Philippines $74.88 billion 2012
Potential Future EU Members average (profile) $70.82 billion 2012
Former Soviet republics average (profile) $70.02 billion 2012
54 Slovakia $68.44 billion 2012
55 Croatia $65.37 billion 2012
56 Vietnam $63.95 billion 2012
57 Iraq $60.20 billion 2012
OPEC countries average (profile) $60.01 billion 2012
58 Puerto Rico $56.82 billion 2010
59 Pakistan $54.50 billion 2012
60 Slovenia $53.88 billion 2012
Former Spanish colonies average (profile) $50.66 billion 2012
61 Peru $50.47 billion 2012
South and Central Asia average (profile) $49.63 billion 2011
Middle Eastern and North Africa average (profile) $46.48 billion 2012
62 Malta $45.77 billion 2012
Latin America and Caribbean average (profile) $45.70 billion 2012
Muslim countries average (profile) $40.11 billion 2012
63 Sudan $39.54 billion 2012
64 Latvia $39.43 billion 2012
65 Egypt $38.69 billion 2012
66 Bulgaria $36.52 billion 2012
67 Serbia $33.69 billion 2012
68 Lithuania $32.84 billion 2012
69 Morocco $32.15 billion 2012
70 Serbia and Montenegro $30.90 billion 2010
71 Kuwait $29.76 billion 2012
72 Bangladesh $29.53 billion 2012
73 Bahrain $27.54 billion 2012
74 Sri Lanka $26.83 billion 2012
75 Estonia $25.69 billion 2012
76 Lebanon $25.16 billion 2012
77 Tunisia $24.60 billion 2012
78 Cuba $22.51 billion 2012
79 Angola $21.85 billion 2012
80 Jordan $19.67 billion 2012
81 Monaco $18.00 billion 2000
82 Ecuador $17.68 billion 2012
83 Guatemala $16.61 billion 2012
84 The Bahamas $16.35 billion 2012
failed states average (profile) $16.34 billion 2011
85 Dominican Republic $16.33 billion 2012
86 Uruguay $16.02 billion 2012
87 Iran $14.84 billion 2012
88 Jamaica $14.09 billion 2012
89 Costa Rica $13.81 billion 2012
=90 Panama $13.56 billion 2012
=90 El Salvador $13.56 billion 2012
92 Nigeria $13.40 billion 2012
93 Papua New Guinea $12.96 billion 2012
94 Ghana $12.64 billion 2012
95 North Korea $12.50 billion 2001
96 Tanzania $11.82 billion 2012
97 Georgia $11.67 billion 2012
98 Kenya $11.06 billion 2012
99 Bosnia and Herzegovina $10.81 billion 2012
100 Ethiopia $10.03 billion 2012
101 Oman $9.99 billion 2012
102 Azerbaijan $9.11 billion 2012
103 Zimbabwe $8.77 billion 2012
Former French colonies average (profile) $8.64 billion 2012
104 Syria $8.39 billion 2012
105 Cote d'Ivoire $8.10 billion 2012
106 Nicaragua $7.79 billion 2012
107 Armenia $7.63 billion 2012
Sub-Saharan Africa average (profile) $7.60 billion 2012
108 Yemen $7.42 billion 2012
109 Uzbekistan $7.34 billion 2012
110 Bolivia $6.89 billion 2012
111 Republic of Macedonia $6.81 billion 2012
112 Laos $6.29 billion 2012
113 Democratic Republic of the Congo $6.09 billion 2012
114 Paraguay $5.99 billion 2012
115 Moldova $5.89 billion 2012
116 Albania $5.84 billion 2012
117 Algeria $5.64 billion 2012
118 Zambia $5.62 billion 2012
119 Burma $5.59 billion 2012
120 Libya $5.28 billion 2012
121 Honduras $5.23 billion 2012
122 Trinidad and Tobago $4.72 billion 2012
123 Mozambique $4.70 billion 2012
124 Mongolia $4.67 billion 2012
125 Cambodia $4.57 billion 2012
126 Barbados $4.49 billion 2010
127 Uganda $4.46 billion 2012
128 Namibia $4.29 billion 2012
129 Senegal $4.22 billion 2012
130 Nepal $3.96 billion 2011
131 Kyrgyzstan $3.75 billion 2012
132 Tajikistan $3.44 billion 2012
133 Cameroon $3.21 billion 2012
134 Gabon $3.20 billion 2012
135 Madagascar $3.12 billion 2012
136 Somalia $3.05 billion 2011
137 Mali $3.04 billion 2012
138 Congo, Republic of the $3.00 billion 2012
139 Mauritania $2.92 billion 2012
140 Netherlands Antilles $2.68 billion 2004
141 Burkina Faso $2.61 billion 2012
142 Mauritius $2.61 billion 2012
143 Guinea $2.58 billion 2012
144 Botswana $2.44 billion 2012
145 Equatorial Guinea $1.86 billion 2012
146 Guyana $1.85 billion 2011
147 Chad $1.79 billion 2012
148 Seychelles $1.73 billion 2012
149 Montenegro $1.70 billion 2012
150 Niger $1.55 billion 2012
151 Belize $1.47 billion 2012
152 Bermuda $1.40 billion 2012
153 Malawi $1.35 billion 2012
154 Afghanistan $1.28 billion 2011
155 Bhutan $1.27 billion 2011
156 Belarus $1.23 billion 2012
157 Cape Verde $1.18 billion 2012
158 Sierra Leone $1.17 billion 2012
159 Rwanda $1.15 billion 2012
160 Benin $1.12 billion 2012
161 Guinea-Bissau $1.09 billion 2010
162 Eritrea $1.06 billion 2012
=163 Gaza Strip $1.04 billion 2010
=163 West Bank $1.04 billion 2010
165 Haiti $957.60 million 2012
166 Maldives $890.80 million 2012
167 Faroe Islands $888.80 million 2010
168 Suriname $810.80 million 2012
169 French Guiana $800.30 million 2003
170 Lesotho $779.80 million 2012
171 Djibouti $773.90 million 2012
172 Fiji $685.50 million 2012
173 Togo $658.10 million 2012
174 Burundi $641.90 million 2012
175 Central African Republic $632.70 million 2012
176 Swaziland $604.80 million 2012
177 Grenada $538.00 million 2010
178 The Gambia $481.50 million 2012
179 Aruba $478.60 million 2005
180 Antigua and Barbuda $441.20 million 2012
181 Saint Lucia $438.70 million 2012
182 Turkmenistan $428.90 million 2012
183 Samoa $368.30 million 2011
184 Liberia $349.20 million 2012
185 Kosovo $326.00 million 2011
186 Sao Tome and Principe $313.30 million 2012
187 Dominica $272.10 million 2012
188 Saint Vincent and the Grenadines $265.00 million 2012
189 Solomon Islands $255.50 million 2011
190 Vanuatu $201.80 million 2011
191 Tonga $198.60 million 2012
192 Saint Kitts and Nevis $189.30 million 2012
193 Cook Islands $141.00 million 1996
194 Comoros $136.10 million 2012
195 Marshall Islands $87.00 million 2008
196 New Caledonia $79.00 million 1998
197 Cayman Islands $70.00 million 1996
198 Federated States of Micronesia $60.80 million 2011
199 Greenland $36.40 million 2010
200 British Virgin Islands $36.10 million 1997
201 Nauru $33.30 million 2004
202 Kiribati $10.00 million 1999
203 Montserrat $8.90 million 1997
204 Anguilla $8.80 million 1998
205 Wallis and Futuna $3.67 million 2004
206 Niue $418,000.00 2002
=207 Liechtenstein 0.0 2001
=207 Palau 0.0 2011
=207 Macau 0.0 2012
=207 Brunei 0.0 2005

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"Countries Compared by Economy > Debt > External. International Statistics at NationMaster.com", CIA World Factbooks 18 December 2003 to 28 March 2011. Aggregates compiled by NationMaster. Retrieved from http://www.nationmaster.com/country-info/stats/Economy/Debt/External

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