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Economy > Debt > External > Per $ GDP: Countries Compared

DEFINITION: Total public and private debt owed to non-residents repayable in foreign currency, goods, or services. Per $ GDP figures expressed per 1,000 $ gross domestic product..

CONTENTS

# COUNTRY AMOUNT DATE GRAPH HISTORY
1 IraqIraq $7,454.88 per $1,000 of GDP 2003
2 IrelandIreland $6,251.97 per $1,000 of GDP 2006
3 LiberiaLiberia $6,049.15 per $1,000 of GDP 2005
4 Guinea-BissauGuinea-Bissau $4,369.81 per $1,000 of GDP 2000
5 United KingdomUnited Kingdom $3,530.89 per $1,000 of GDP 2006
6 Sao Tome and PrincipeSoa Tome+ $3,459.97 per $1,000 of GDP 2002
7 NetherlandsNetherlands $2,887.82 per $1,000 of GDP 2006
8 SwitzerlandSwitzerland $2,836.01 per $1,000 of GDP 2006
9 BelgiumBelgium $2,686.22 per $1,000 of GDP 2006
10 MauritaniaMauritania $2,312.31 per $1,000 of GDP 2000
11 BurundiBurundi $2,016.8 per $1,000 of GDP 2003
12 AustriaAustria $1,843.11 per $1,000 of GDP 2006
13 The GambiaThe Gambia $1,712.55 per $1,000 of GDP 2003
14 GuyanaGuyana $1,660.99 per $1,000 of GDP 2002
Eurozone averageEurozone average $1,654.46 per $1,000 of GDP 2006
15 Sierra LeoneSierra Leone $1,626.82 per $1,000 of GDP 2003
16 SwedenSweden $1,554.06 per $1,000 of GDP 2006
17 Congo, Republic of theCongo, Republic of the $1,552.85 per $1,000 of GDP 2000
18 FranceFrance $1,551.52 per $1,000 of GDP 2006
19 DenmarkDenmark $1,471.46 per $1,000 of GDP 2006
European Union averageEuropean Union average $1,416.28 per $1,000 of GDP 2006
20 PortugalPortugal $1,413.5 per $1,000 of GDP 2006
21 LebanonLebanon $1,413.16 per $1,000 of GDP 2006
High income OECD countries averageHigh income OECD countries average $1,374.14 per $1,000 of GDP 2006
22 GermanyGermany $1,343.11 per $1,000 of GDP 2006
Group of 7 countries (G7) averageGroup of 7 countries (G7) average $1,307.2 per $1,000 of GDP 2006
23 FinlandFinland $1,202.7 per $1,000 of GDP 2006
24 Democratic Republic of the CongoCongo, DR. $1,170.51 per $1,000 of GDP 2006
25 ComorosComoros $1,149.08 per $1,000 of GDP 2000
26 LatviaLatvia $1,140.41 per $1,000 of GDP 2006
27 SeychellesSeychelles $1,129.55 per $1,000 of GDP 2006
28 NorwayNorway $1,126.51 per $1,000 of GDP 2006
NATO countries averageNATO average $1,114.33 per $1,000 of GDP 2006
29 BelizeBelize $1,086.07 per $1,000 of GDP 2005
30 ItalyItaly $1,060.85 per $1,000 of GDP 2006
31 MadagascarMadagascar $1,046.14 per $1,000 of GDP 2002
32 Central African RepublicCentral Africa $1,013.45 per $1,000 of GDP 2002
33 EstoniaEstonia $984.78 per $1,000 of GDP 2006
34 GuineaGuinea $972.51 per $1,000 of GDP 2006
35 KazakhstanKazakhstan $950.97 per $1,000 of GDP 2006
36 TogoTogo $948.23 per $1,000 of GDP 2005
37 LaosLaos $933.99 per $1,000 of GDP 2006
38 KyrgyzstanKyrgyzstan $921.45 per $1,000 of GDP 2006
39 ZimbabweZimbabwe $913.29 per $1,000 of GDP 2006
Non-religious countries averageNon-religious countries average $877.47 per $1,000 of GDP 2006
40 MaliMali $837.62 per $1,000 of GDP 2002
41 AustraliaAustralia $817.65 per $1,000 of GDP 2006
42 SpainSpain $814.3 per $1,000 of GDP 2006
43 CroatiaCroatia $794.54 per $1,000 of GDP 2006
44 GrenadaGrenada $793.51 per $1,000 of GDP 2004
45 DominicaDominica $785.7 per $1,000 of GDP 2004
46 SloveniaSlovenia $779.82 per $1,000 of GDP 2006
47 Saint Kitts and NevisSt Kitts+ $776.22 per $1,000 of GDP 2004
48 BulgariaBulgaria $771.85 per $1,000 of GDP 2006
49 BhutanBhutan $769.34 per $1,000 of GDP 2006
50 NigerNiger $768.83 per $1,000 of GDP 2003
51 RwandaRwanda $766.81 per $1,000 of GDP 2004
52 United StatesUnited States $760.5 per $1,000 of GDP 2006
53 MoldovaMoldova $760.05 per $1,000 of GDP 2006
54 SudanSudan $750.71 per $1,000 of GDP 2006
55 NicaraguaNicaragua $729.72 per $1,000 of GDP 2006
56 HungaryHungary $726.49 per $1,000 of GDP 2006
57 BeninBenin $709.59 per $1,000 of GDP 2000
58 SomaliaSomalia $702.58 per $1,000 of GDP 2001
59 Marshall IslandsMarshall Isl. $675.45 per $1,000 of GDP 2003
60 MongoliaMongolia $658.39 per $1,000 of GDP 2005
61 JamaicaJamaica $657.53 per $1,000 of GDP 2006
62 Solomon IslandsSolomon Islands $625.71 per $1,000 of GDP 2004
63 Cote d'IvoireCote d'Ivoire $623.43 per $1,000 of GDP 2006
64 TunisiaTunisia $612.24 per $1,000 of GDP 2006
65 IsraelIsrael $612.07 per $1,000 of GDP 2005
66 UruguayUruguay $590.44 per $1,000 of GDP 2006
67 Serbia and MontenegroSerbia+ $588.59 per $1,000 of GDP 2005
68 PanamaPanama $583.26 per $1,000 of GDP 2006
69 Bosnia and HerzegovinaBosnia+ $576.33 per $1,000 of GDP 2006
70 DjiboutiDjibouti $565.36 per $1,000 of GDP 2006
71 CanadaCanada $547.12 per $1,000 of GDP 2006
72 Saint Vincent and the GrenadinesSt Vincent+ $545.88 per $1,000 of GDP 2004
Former Soviet republics averageFormer Soviet republics average $544.36 per $1,000 of GDP 2006
73 LithuaniaLithuania $543.79 per $1,000 of GDP 2006
74 BahrainBahrain $527.63 per $1,000 of GDP 2005
75 Cape VerdeCape Verde $527.42 per $1,000 of GDP 2002
76 MaldivesMaldives $526.66 per $1,000 of GDP 2006
77 SlovakiaSlovakia $525.9 per $1,000 of GDP 2006
78 French GuianaFrench Guiana $515.99 per $1,000 of GDP 2003
79 TurkeyTurkey $515.01 per $1,000 of GDP 2006
80 JordanJordan $514.94 per $1,000 of GDP 2006
81 ArgentinaArgentina $509.21 per $1,000 of GDP 2006
82 CambodiaCambodia $505.52 per $1,000 of GDP 2006
83 QatarQatar $497.61 per $1,000 of GDP 2005
84 SamoaSamoa $494.84 per $1,000 of GDP 2004
85 EritreaEritrea $490.85 per $1,000 of GDP 2000
South and Central Asia averageSouth and Central Asia average $484.71 per $1,000 of GDP 2006
86 MozambiqueMozambique $463.58 per $1,000 of GDP 2006
87 PhilippinesPhilippines $462.32 per $1,000 of GDP 2006
88 UkraineUkraine $460.56 per $1,000 of GDP 2006
89 Sri LankaSri Lanka $450.93 per $1,000 of GDP 2006
90 RomaniaRomania $447.25 per $1,000 of GDP 2006
91 Burkina FasoBurkina Faso $442.39 per $1,000 of GDP 2003
92 LesothoLesotho $441.7 per $1,000 of GDP 2006
93 New ZealandNew Zealand $441.02 per $1,000 of GDP 2006
94 TongaTonga $427.78 per $1,000 of GDP 2004
95 HondurasHonduras $422.42 per $1,000 of GDP 2006
96 EcuadorEcuador $414.95 per $1,000 of GDP 2006
Emerging markets averageEmerging markets average $414.6 per $1,000 of GDP 2006
97 El SalvadorEl Salvador $410.68 per $1,000 of GDP 2006
98 GabonGabon $403.21 per $1,000 of GDP 2006
99 BoliviaBolivia $399.08 per $1,000 of GDP 2006
Middle Eastern and North Africa averageMiddle Eastern and North Africa average $398.2 per $1,000 of GDP 2005
100 GeorgiaGeorgia $397.99 per $1,000 of GDP 2004
101 Czech RepublicCzech Republic $391.18 per $1,000 of GDP 2006
102 Hong KongHong Kong $383.51 per $1,000 of GDP 2006
103 NepalNepal $381.29 per $1,000 of GDP 2006
South Asia averageSouth Asia average $377.87 per $1,000 of GDP 2006
104 SurinameSuriname $375.6 per $1,000 of GDP 2005
105 MauritiusMauritius $375.13 per $1,000 of GDP 2006
106 TanzaniaTanzania $374.38 per $1,000 of GDP 2006
107 Antigua and BarbudaAntigua+ $374.07 per $1,000 of GDP 2006
108 ParaguayParaguay $369.04 per $1,000 of GDP 2006
Former Spanish colonies averageFormer Spanish colonies average $365.63 per $1,000 of GDP 2006
109 PolandPoland $358.69 per $1,000 of GDP 2006
110 IndonesiaIndonesia $357.24 per $1,000 of GDP 2006
111 JapanJapan $356.44 per $1,000 of GDP 2006
112 IcelandIceland $352.29 per $1,000 of GDP 2002
113 VietnamVietnam $343.61 per $1,000 of GDP 2006
114 MalaysiaMalaysia $338.86 per $1,000 of GDP 2006
115 Saint LuciaSaint Lucia $336.09 per $1,000 of GDP 2004
116 GreeceGreece $330.88 per $1,000 of GDP 2006
117 KenyaKenya $327.15 per $1,000 of GDP 2006
118 ChileChile $327.14 per $1,000 of GDP 2006
119 Papua New GuineaPapua NG $320.66 per $1,000 of GDP 2006
120 BangladeshBangladesh $316.17 per $1,000 of GDP 2006
121 MacauMacau $311.66 per $1,000 of GDP 2004
122 TajikistanTajikistan $311.58 per $1,000 of GDP 2006
123 PeruPeru $303.64 per $1,000 of GDP 2006
124 EgyptEgypt $297.07 per $1,000 of GDP 2006
125 ThailandThailand $290.57 per $1,000 of GDP 2006
126 MoroccoMorocco $290.19 per $1,000 of GDP 2006
127 YemenYemen $288.3 per $1,000 of GDP 2006
128 RussiaRussia $286.04 per $1,000 of GDP 2006
129 Costa RicaCosta Rica $285.93 per $1,000 of GDP 2006
130 ColombiaColombia $283.21 per $1,000 of GDP 2006
131 PakistanPakistan $281.3 per $1,000 of GDP 2006
132 South KoreaSouth Korea $280.85 per $1,000 of GDP 2006
133 UzbekistanUzbekistan $277.5 per $1,000 of GDP 2006
134 OmanOman $276.62 per $1,000 of GDP 2003
135 ChadChad $271.86 per $1,000 of GDP 2005
136 United Arab EmiratesUAE $265.76 per $1,000 of GDP 2005
137 HaitiHaiti $264.48 per $1,000 of GDP 2006
138 Dominican RepublicDominican Rep. $258.62 per $1,000 of GDP 2006
139 GhanaGhana $257.17 per $1,000 of GDP 2006
140 EthiopiaEthiopia $255.79 per $1,000 of GDP 2006
141 BarbadosBarbados $249.33 per $1,000 of GDP 2003
142 VanuatuVanuatu $246 per $1,000 of GDP 2004
143 AngolaAngola $242.09 per $1,000 of GDP 2006
OPEC countries averageOPEC countries average $238.32 per $1,000 of GDP 2005
144 Federated States of MicronesiaMicronesia $230.47 per $1,000 of GDP 2003
145 ZambiaZambia $230.4 per $1,000 of GDP 2006
146 VenezuelaVenezuela $227.65 per $1,000 of GDP 2006
147 NamibiaNamibia $211.57 per $1,000 of GDP 2006
148 AlbaniaAlbania $210.02 per $1,000 of GDP 2004
149 MalawiMalawi $209.72 per $1,000 of GDP 2006
150 ArubaAruba $206.54 per $1,000 of GDP 1996
151 CameroonCameroon $201.28 per $1,000 of GDP 2006
152 KuwaitKuwait $199.55 per $1,000 of GDP 2005
153 MexicoMexico $196.26 per $1,000 of GDP 2006
154 SyriaSyria $189.13 per $1,000 of GDP 2006
155 KiribatiKiribati $185.94 per $1,000 of GDP 1999
156 SingaporeSingapore $184.32 per $1,000 of GDP 2006
157 ArmeniaArmenia $181.09 per $1,000 of GDP 2006
158 BrazilBrazil $165.27 per $1,000 of GDP 2006
159 SenegalSenegal $160.81 per $1,000 of GDP 2006
160 BelarusBelarus $160.48 per $1,000 of GDP 2006
161 SwazilandSwaziland $157.48 per $1,000 of GDP 2006
162 GuatemalaGuatemala $146.64 per $1,000 of GDP 2006
163 IndiaIndia $144.66 per $1,000 of GDP 2006
164 Trinidad and TobagoTrinidad+ $137.06 per $1,000 of GDP 2006
165 South AfricaSouth Africa $124.87 per $1,000 of GDP 2006
166 UgandaUganda $121.86 per $1,000 of GDP 2006
167 Saudi ArabiaSaudi Arabia $118.73 per $1,000 of GDP 2005
168 ChinaChina $118.06 per $1,000 of GDP 2006
169 TaiwanTaiwan $101.1 per $1,000 of GDP 2003
170 AzerbaijanAzerbaijan $98 per $1,000 of GDP 2006
171 LibyaLibya $89.27 per $1,000 of GDP 2006
172 BurmaBurma $80.65 per $1,000 of GDP 2003
173 Cayman IslandsCayman Islands $69.14 per $1,000 of GDP 1996
174 BermudaBermuda $62.23 per $1,000 of GDP 2003
175 IranIran $61.6 per $1,000 of GDP 2006
176 NigeriaNigeria $57.33 per $1,000 of GDP 2006
177 The BahamasThe Bahamas $57.13 per $1,000 of GDP 2002
178 FijiFiji $49.2 per $1,000 of GDP 2004
179 BotswanaBotswana $46.77 per $1,000 of GDP 2006
180 AlgeriaAlgeria $38.47 per $1,000 of GDP 2006
181 MaltaMalta $33.9 per $1,000 of GDP 2005
182 Equatorial GuineaEqu. Guinea $26.74 per $1,000 of GDP 2006
183 New CaledoniaNew Caledonia $25.01 per $1,000 of GDP 1998

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"All countries compared for Economy > Debt > External (per $ GDP)", 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/Per-$-GDP

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