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Economy > Debt > Interest payments on external debt, total > INT, current US$, % of GDP: Countries Compared

DEFINITION: Interest payments on external debt, total (INT, current US$). Interest payments are actual amounts of interest paid by the borrower in currency, goods, or services in the year specified. This item includes interest paid on long-term debt, IMF charges, and interest paid on short-term debt. Long-term external debt is defined as debt that has an original or extended maturity of more than one year and that is owed to nonresidents by residents of an economy and repayable in currency, goods, or services. Short-term external debt is defined as debt that has an original maturity of one year or less. Available data permit no distinction between public and private nonguaranteed short-term debt. Data are in current U.S. dollars. Figures expressed as a proportion of GDP for the same year.

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# COUNTRY AMOUNT DATE GRAPH HISTORY
1 Jamaica 4.86% 2012
2 Hungary 4.61% 2012
3 Belize 3.94% 2011
4 Lebanon 3.58% 2012
5 Bhutan 3.25% 2012
6 Mexico 2.99% 2012
7 Seychelles 2.9% 2012
8 Georgia 2.85% 2012
9 Serbia 2.71% 2012
10 Ukraine 2.71% 2012
11 Zimbabwe 2.57% 2012
12 Romania 2.51% 2012
13 Montenegro 2.24% 2012
14 El Salvador 2.18% 2012
15 Republic of Macedonia 2.18% 2012
16 Panama 1.91% 2012
17 Belarus 1.78% 2012
18 Peru 1.74% 2012
19 Nicaragua 1.67% 2012
20 Dominica 1.65% 2012
Potential Future EU Members average (profile) 1.65% 2012
21 Armenia 1.64% 2012
22 Bulgaria 1.58% 2012
23 Bosnia and Herzegovina 1.58% 2012
24 Cote d'Ivoire 1.57% 2012
25 Tunisia 1.54% 2012
26 Turkey 1.53% 2012
27 Costa Rica 1.46% 2012
28 Azerbaijan 1.41% 2012
29 Tajikistan 1.36% 2012
30 Mauritania 1.35% 2012
31 Moldova 1.27% 2012
32 Djibouti 1.25% 2007
33 Philippines 1.23% 2012
34 Venezuela 1.19% 2012
35 Saint Lucia 1.18% 2012
36 Kazakhstan 1.17% 2012
37 Jordan 1.17% 2012
38 Colombia 1.12% 2012
South Asia average (profile) 1.11% 2012
39 Guatemala 1.1% 2012
40 Grenada 1.08% 2012
41 South Africa 1.06% 2012
42 Saint Vincent and the Grenadines 1.01% 2012
43 Dominican Republic 1% 2012
44 Vietnam 0.994% 2012
Religious countries average (profile) 0.984% 2011
45 Sri Lanka 0.966% 2012
46 Democratic Republic of the Congo 0.955% 2012
47 Kyrgyzstan 0.929% 2012
48 Maldives 0.918% 2012
49 Morocco 0.871% 2012
South and Central Asia average (profile) 0.864% 2012
50 Papua New Guinea 0.857% 2012
51 Ecuador 0.839% 2012
52 Indonesia 0.822% 2012
53 Solomon Islands 0.799% 2012
54 Malaysia 0.764% 2012
55 Guyana 0.761% 2012
56 Albania 0.753% 2012
57 Senegal 0.736% 2012
58 Fiji 0.712% 2012
59 Argentina 0.704% 2012
60 Gabon 0.702% 2012
61 Samoa 0.699% 2012
62 Cape Verde 0.694% 2012
63 The Gambia 0.689% 2012
64 Mongolia 0.678% 2012
65 Paraguay 0.666% 2012
66 Brazil 0.661% 2012
67 Vanuatu 0.639% 2012
68 Mauritius 0.623% 2012
69 Tonga 0.62% 2012
Former French colonies average (profile) 0.62% 2012
70 Laos 0.605% 2012
71 Angola 0.603% 2012
72 Benin 0.602% 2012
73 Ghana 0.594% 2012
74 Somalia 0.575% 1990
75 Cambodia 0.571% 2012
76 Thailand 0.552% 2012
77 Kenya 0.545% 2012
78 Kosovo 0.536% 2012
79 India 0.52% 2012
Sub-Saharan Africa average (profile) 0.507% 2012
80 China 0.501% 2012
81 Honduras 0.501% 2012
82 Swaziland 0.42% 2012
83 Pakistan 0.407% 2012
84 Egypt 0.383% 2012
85 Comoros 0.383% 2012
86 Bolivia 0.38% 2012
87 Lesotho 0.375% 2012
88 Uzbekistan 0.356% 2012
89 Tanzania 0.309% 2012
90 Zambia 0.308% 2012
failed states average (profile) 0.29% 2011
91 Mozambique 0.284% 2012
92 Eritrea 0.277% 2012
93 Bangladesh 0.274% 2012
94 Togo 0.263% 2012
95 Cameroon 0.247% 2012
96 Guinea 0.246% 2012
97 Ethiopia 0.24% 2012
98 Mali 0.232% 2012
99 Malawi 0.228% 2012
100 Sao Tome and Principe 0.226% 2012
101 Madagascar 0.207% 2012
102 Yemen 0.205% 2012
103 Burkina Faso 0.199% 2012
104 Nepal 0.195% 2012
105 Republic of the Congo 0.183% 2012
106 Botswana 0.171% 2012
107 Niger 0.163% 2012
108 Sierra Leone 0.153% 2012
109 Chad 0.147% 2012
110 Uganda 0.143% 2012
111 Sudan 0.14% 2012
112 Rwanda 0.127% 2012
113 Burundi 0.127% 2012
114 Central African Republic 0.105% 2012
115 Guinea-Bissau 0.0646% 2012
116 Liberia 0.0641% 2012
117 Algeria 0.0592% 2012
118 Nigeria 0.0551% 2012
119 Afghanistan 0.055% 2011
120 Iran 0.0506% 2011
121 Haiti 0.0403% 2012
122 Turkmenistan 0.0297% 2012
123 Syria 0.00104% 2012

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