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Economy > Debt > External, % of GDP: Countries Compared

DEFINITION: Total public and private debt owed to non-residents repayable in foreign currency, goods, or services. Figures expressed as a proportion of GDP for the same year.

CONTENTS

# COUNTRY AMOUNT DATE GRAPH HISTORY
1 Ireland 712.72% 2007
2 Monaco 679.79% 2000
3 Liberia 590.41% 2005
4 Guinea-Bissau 436.98% 2000
5 United Kingdom 369.84% 2007
6 Sao Tome and Principe 350.55% 2002
7 Switzerland 297.43% 2007
8 Netherlands 290.97% 2007
9 Belgium 285.67% 2007
10 Hong Kong 277.89% 2007
11 Austria 200.64% 2007
12 Mauritania 193.25% 2000
13 Portugal 179.29% 2007
Eurozone average (profile) 178.81% 2007
14 France 170.23% 2007
15 Guyana 166.1% 2002
16 Denmark 158.18% 2007
European Union average (profile) 153.53% 2007
17 Burundi 152.93% 2003
18 Sweden 149.9% 2006
High income OECD countries average (profile) 146.07% 2007
Group of 7 countries (G7) average (profile) 137.23% 2007
19 Germany 135.06% 2007
20 The Gambia 129.11% 2003
21 Lebanon 126.11% 2007
22 Cyprus 123.48% 2007
23 Greece 121.63% 2007
NATO countries average (profile) 120.78% 2007
24 Norway 119.22% 2007
25 Sierra Leone 117.39% 2003
26 Comoros 114.91% 2000
27 Iraq 113.58% 2007
28 Estonia 112.85% 2007
29 Italy 110.24% 2007
30 Finland 110.19% 2007
31 Hungary 104.99% 2007
32 Madagascar 104.61% 2002
Non-religious countries average (profile) 104.09% 2007
33 Latvia 103.77% 2007
34 Seychelles 102.45% 2007
35 Zimbabwe 97.41% 2007
36 Australia 96.99% 2007
37 Togo 94.56% 2005
38 Kazakhstan 89.56% 2007
39 United States 87.74% 2007
40 Slovenia 85.44% 2007
41 Mali 83.76% 2002
42 Bulgaria 82.82% 2007
43 Laos 80.72% 2010
44 Guinea 79.61% 2007
45 Croatia 78.03% 2007
46 Kyrgyzstan 78% 2007
47 Niger 76.88% 2003
48 Jamaica 75.33% 2007
49 Spain 75.2% 2007
50 Belize 74.87% 2009
51 Saint Vincent and the Grenadines 70.34% 2010
52 Cote d'Ivoire 69.66% 2007
53 Central African Republic 67.93% 2007
54 Rwanda 67.01% 2004
55 Bhutan 66.1% 2009
56 Sudan 64.72% 2007
57 Saint Kitts and Nevis 63.11% 2004
58 Moldova 63.01% 2007
59 Lithuania 58.05% 2007
60 Dominica 58.04% 2004
61 Grenada 57.83% 2004
62 Marshall Islands 57.02% 2008
63 Djibouti 55.67% 2006
64 Israel 53.83% 2007
65 Canada 53.27% 2007
66 Panama 52.79% 2007
67 Cape Verde 52.34% 2002
68 Mozambique 52.13% 2007
Former Soviet republics average (profile) 52.13% 2007
69 Argentina 52.08% 2007
70 Uruguay 51.26% 2007
71 Tunisia 49.6% 2007
72 Ukraine 48.37% 2007
73 El Salvador 47.62% 2007
74 Jordan 47.53% 2007
75 Samoa 47.26% 2004
South and Central Asia average (profile) 45.86% 2006
76 Cambodia 45.03% 2007
77 Nicaragua 44.87% 2007
78 Solomon Islands 44.25% 2004
79 Georgia 44.24% 2007
80 Maldives 44.19% 2010
81 Bosnia and Herzegovina 44.07% 2007
82 Romania 44.03% 2007
83 Eritrea 44.03% 2000
84 Slovakia 43.59% 2007
85 Lesotho 43.13% 2007
86 Bahrain 42.54% 2007
87 Gabon 42.3% 2007
Emerging markets average (profile) 41.95% 2007
88 Tajikistan 41.94% 2007
89 Qatar 41.6% 2007
90 Czech Republic 41.38% 2007
91 Philippines 41.36% 2007
92 Mongolia 40.58% 2009
93 Poland 39.92% 2007
94 Democratic Republic of the Congo 38.38% 2009
South Asia average (profile) 38.34% 2006
95 New Zealand 38.14% 2007
96 Sri Lanka 37.71% 2007
Middle Eastern and North Africa average (profile) 36.94% 2007
97 Nepal 35.01% 2009
98 Turkey 34.98% 2007
99 Iceland 34.5% 2002
100 Ecuador 34.43% 2007
101 Bolivia 34.26% 2007
102 Japan 34.25% 2007
103 Tonga 33.51% 2004
104 Chile 33.28% 2007
105 South Korea 32.66% 2007
Former Spanish colonies average (profile) 31.86% 2007
106 Indonesia 31.74% 2007
107 Bangladesh 31.03% 2007
108 Vietnam 30.74% 2007
109 Peru 30.62% 2007
110 Macau 30.22% 2004
111 Chad 30.18% 2005
112 Saint Lucia 29.94% 2004
113 Malaysia 29.88% 2007
114 Russia 29.61% 2007
115 Kuwait 29.31% 2007
116 Costa Rica 28.17% 2007
117 Suriname 28.12% 2005
118 Yemen 27.99% 2007
119 Antigua and Barbuda 27.91% 2007
120 Honduras 27.6% 2007
121 Mauritius 27.58% 2007
122 Pakistan 27.1% 2007
123 Morocco 26.47% 2007
124 Tanzania 26.04% 2007
125 Papua New Guinea 26.01% 2007
126 Paraguay 25.24% 2007
OPEC countries average (profile) 25.16% 2007
127 Barbados 24.79% 2003
128 Dominican Republic 24.77% 2007
129 Turkmenistan 24.73% 2009
130 Haiti 24.7% 2007
131 Kenya 24.65% 2007
132 Malawi 24.51% 2007
133 United Arab Emirates 23.89% 2007
134 Thailand 23.73% 2007
135 Albania 23.19% 2009
136 South Africa 22.64% 2007
137 Zambia 22.49% 2007
138 Egypt 22.38% 2007
139 Vanuatu 22.25% 2004
140 Benin 21.79% 2007
141 Afghanistan 21.62% 2009
142 Aruba 20.53% 2005
143 Belarus 20.48% 2007
144 Colombia 19.96% 2007
145 Ghana 19.76% 2007
146 Burkina Faso 19.69% 2007
147 Federated States of Micronesia 19.59% 2011
148 Senegal 19.35% 2007
149 Venezuela 18.81% 2007
150 Uzbekistan 17.6% 2007
151 Mexico 17.57% 2007
152 Guatemala 17.32% 2007
153 Swaziland 17.16% 2007
154 Brazil 16.78% 2007
155 Syria 16.42% 2007
156 Singapore 15.17% 2007
157 Armenia 14.9% 2007
158 Kiribati 14.17% 1999
159 Saudi Arabia 14.09% 2007
160 Angola 13.82% 2007
161 Ethiopia 13.4% 2007
162 India 13.35% 2007
163 Trinidad and Tobago 13.2% 2007
164 Oman 12.64% 2007
165 Uganda 12.57% 2007
166 Cameroon 12.5% 2007
167 Namibia 11.38% 2007
168 China 10.39% 2007
169 Azerbaijan 7.38% 2007
170 Iran 7.23% 2007
171 Cayman Islands 6.91% 1996
172 Libya 6.74% 2007
173 The Bahamas 4.83% 2004
174 Nigeria 4.83% 2007
175 Fiji 4.66% 2004
176 Greenland 4.58% 2009
177 Botswana 3.73% 2007
178 Equatorial Guinea 3.28% 2007
179 Malta 3.16% 2005
180 Algeria 2.91% 2007
181 Bermuda 2.88% 2011
182 New Caledonia 2.5% 1998
183 Palau 0.0 2011

Citation

"Countries Compared by Economy > Debt > External, % of GDP. International Statistics at NationMaster.com", CIA World Factbooks 18 December 2003 to 28 March 2011. GDP figures sourced from World Bank national accounts data, and OECD National Accounts data files. Aggregates compiled by NationMaster. Retrieved from http://www.nationmaster.com/country-info/stats/Economy/Debt/External,-%-of-GDP

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