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Country Comparison :: Debt - external
This entry gives the total public and private debt owed to nonresidents repayable in foreign currency, goods, or services. These figures are calculated on an exchange rate basis, i.e., not in purchasing power parity (PPP) terms.
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country Debt - external Date of Information
1 United States
$ 13,640,000,000,000
31 December 2008
2 United Kingdom
$ 9,170,000,000,000
31 December 2008
3 Germany
$ 5,250,000,000,000
31 December 2008
4 France
$ 5,002,000,000,000
31 December 2008
5 Netherlands
$ 2,470,000,000,000
31 December 2008
6 Italy
$ 2,328,000,000,000
31 December 2008
7 Spain
$ 2,313,000,000,000
31 December 2008
8 Ireland
$ 2,312,000,000,000
31 December 2008
9 Japan
$ 2,231,000,000,000
31 December 2008
10 Luxembourg
$ 1,933,000,000,000
31 December 2008
11 Belgium
$ 1,354,000,000,000
31 December 2008
12 Switzerland
$ 1,305,000,000,000
31 December 2008
13 Austria
$ 832,800,000,000
31 December 2008
14 Australia
$ 770,300,000,000
31 December 2008
15 Canada
$ 762,200,000,000
31 December 2008
16 Hong Kong
$ 659,900,000,000
31 December 2008
17 Sweden
$ 617,600,000,000
31 December 2008
18 Denmark
$ 585,100,000,000
31 December 2008
19 Norway
$ 558,500,000,000
31 December 2008
20 Greece
$ 504,600,000,000
31 December 2008
21 Portugal
$ 484,700,000,000
31 December 2008
22 Russia
$ 483,500,000,000
31 December 2008
23 Korea, South
$ 381,100,000,000
31 December 2008 est.
24 China
$ 379,800,000,000
31 December 2008 est.
25 Finland
$ 332,200,000,000
31 December 2008
26 Turkey
$ 277,100,000,000
31 December 2008
27 Brazil
$ 262,900,000,000
31 December 2008
28 Poland
$ 243,600,000,000
31 December 2008
29 India
$ 229,300,000,000
31 December 2008 est.
30 Hungary
$ 212,100,000,000
31 December 2008
31 Mexico
$ 200,400,000,000
31 December 2008
32 Indonesia
$ 155,100,000,000
31 December 2008 est.
33 Argentina
$ 128,200,000,000
31 December 2008
34 United Arab Emirates
$ 126,900,000,000
31 December 2008 est.
35 Kazakhstan
$ 107,800,000,000
31 December 2008
36 Ukraine
$ 101,700,000,000
31 December 2008
37 Romania
$ 101,600,000,000
31 December 2008
38 Taiwan
$ 93,090,000,000
31 December 2008 est.
39 Israel
$ 86,080,000,000
31 December 2008
40 Czech Republic
$ 80,430,000,000
31 December 2008
41 Saudi Arabia
$ 75,360,000,000
31 December 2008 est.
42 Malaysia
$ 75,330,000,000
31 December 2008
43 South Africa
$ 71,810,000,000
31 December 2008
44 Iraq
$ 67,740,000,000
31 December 2008 est.
45 Thailand
$ 65,090,000,000
31 December 2008
46 Chile
$ 64,770,000,000
31 December 2008
47 Philippines
$ 61,410,000,000
31 December 2008 est.
48 New Zealand
$ 59,080,000,000
31 December 2008 est.
49 Qatar
$ 55,790,000,000
31 December 2008 est.
50 Croatia
$ 54,790,000,000
31 December 2008
51 Slovenia
$ 54,410,000,000
31 December 2008
52 Slovakia
$ 52,530,000,000
31 December 2008
53 Bulgaria
$ 51,120,000,000
31 December 2008 est.
54 Venezuela
$ 47,350,000,000
31 December 2008 est.
55 Colombia
$ 46,400,000,000
31 December 2008
56 Pakistan
$ 44,150,000,000
31 December 2008 est.
57 Latvia
$ 42,050,000,000
31 December 2008
58 Kuwait
$ 36,930,000,000
31 December 2008 est.
59 Peru
$ 34,590,000,000
31 December 2008
60 Lebanon
$ 34,030,000,000
31 December 2008 est.
61 Cyprus
$ 33,170,000,000
31 December 2008 est.
62 Lithuania
$ 32,470,000,000
31 December 2008
63 Egypt
$ 32,120,000,000
31 December 2008
64 Sudan
$ 31,500,000,000
31 December 2008 est.
65 Estonia
$ 26,820,000,000
31 December 2008
66 Serbia
$ 26,240,000,000
2007 est.
67 Singapore
$ 25,520,000,000
31 December 2008 est.
68 Vietnam
$ 23,090,000,000
31 December 2008 est.
69 Iran
$ 21,920,000,000
31 December 2008 est.
70 Bangladesh
$ 21,520,000,000
31 December 2008 est.
71 Morocco
$ 21,220,000,000
31 December 2008 est.
72 Tunisia
$ 20,810,000,000
31 December 2008
73 Cuba
$ 19,580,000,000
31 December 2008 est.
74 Ecuador
$ 18,110,000,000
31 December 2008
75 Monaco
$ 18,000,000,000
2000 est.
76 Belarus
$ 15,150,000,000
31 December 2008
77 Cote d'Ivoire
$ 14,480,000,000
31 December 2008 est.
78 Sri Lanka
$ 13,590,000,000
31 December 2008 est.
79 Korea, North
$ 12,500,000,000
2001 est.
80 Panama
$ 10,890,000,000
31 December 2008 est.
81 Uruguay
$ 10,740,000,000
31 December 2008
82 El Salvador
$ 10,690,000,000
31 December 2008
83 Dominican Republic
$ 10,330,000,000
31 December 2008 est.
84 Jamaica
$ 10,200,000,000
31 December 2008 est.
85 Bahrain
$ 10,030,000,000
31 December 2008 est.
86 Congo, Democratic Republic of the
$ 10,000,000,000
2007 est.
87 Costa Rica
$ 9,205,000,000
31 December 2008
88 Nigeria
$ 8,318,000,000
31 December 2008 est.
89 Afghanistan
$ 8,000,000,000
2004
90 Burma
$ 7,740,000,000
31 December 2008 est.
91 Georgia
$ 7,711,000,000
31 December 2008
92 Bosnia and Herzegovina
$ 7,672,000,000
31 December 2008 est.
93 Angola
$ 7,617,000,000
31 December 2008 est.
94 Syria
$ 7,299,000,000
31 December 2008 est.
95 Kenya
$ 7,084,000,000
31 December 2008 est.
96 Oman
$ 6,879,000,000
31 December 2008 est.
97 Jordan
$ 6,830,000,000
31 December 2008 est.
98 Guatemala
$ 6,498,000,000
31 December 2008 est.
99 Libya
$ 6,068,000,000
31 December 2008 est.
100 Yemen
$ 5,979,000,000
31 December 2008 est.
101 Bolivia
$ 5,931,000,000
31 December 2008
102 Ghana
$ 5,419,000,000
31 December 2008 est.
103 Tanzania
$ 5,353,000,000
31 December 2008 est.
104 Zimbabwe
$ 5,316,000,000
31 December 2008 est.
105 Congo, Republic of the
$ 5,000,000,000
2000 est.
106 Macedonia
$ 4,363,000,000
31 December 2008 est.
107 Mozambique
$ 4,332,000,000
31 December 2008 est.
108 Cambodia
$ 4,266,000,000
31 December 2008 est.
109 Moldova
$ 4,125,000,000
31 December 2008
110 Uzbekistan
$ 3,987,000,000
31 December 2008 est.
111 Guinea
$ 3,527,000,000
31 December 2008 est.
112 Paraguay
$ 3,507,000,000
31 December 2008
113 Kyrgyzstan
$ 3,467,000,000
31 December 2008
114 Armenia
$ 3,449,000,000
31 December 2008
115 Trinidad and Tobago
$ 3,302,000,000
31 December 2008 est.
116 Nepal
$ 3,285,000,000
2008
117 Nicaragua
$ 3,276,000,000
31 December 2008 est.
118 Liberia
$ 3,200,000,000
2005 est.
119 Laos
$ 3,179,000,000
2006
120 Ethiopia
$ 3,161,000,000
31 December 2008 est.
121 Cameroon
$ 3,091,000,000
31 December 2008 est.
122 Iceland
$ 3,073,000,000
2002
123 Somalia
$ 3,000,000,000
2001 est.
124 Azerbaijan
$ 2,997,000,000
31 December 2008 est.
125 Honduras
$ 2,900,000,000
31 December 2008 est.
126 Zambia
$ 2,861,000,000
31 December 2008 est.
127 Mali
$ 2,800,000,000
2002
128 Algeria
$ 2,700,000,000
31 December 2008 est.
129 Netherlands Antilles
$ 2,680,000,000
2004
130 Mauritius
$ 2,476,000,000
31 December 2008 est.
131 Gabon
$ 2,473,000,000
31 December 2008 est.
132 Madagascar
$ 2,117,000,000
31 December 2008 est.
133 Niger
$ 2,100,000,000
2003 est.
134 Togo
$ 2,000,000,000
2005
135 Senegal
$ 1,772,000,000
31 December 2008 est.
136 Uganda
$ 1,718,000,000
31 December 2008 est.
137 Burkina Faso
$ 1,665,000,000
31 December 2008 est.
138 Papua New Guinea
$ 1,651,000,000
31 December 2008 est.
139 Tajikistan
$ 1,643,000,000
31 December 2008 est.
140 Sierra Leone
$ 1,610,000,000
2003 est.
141 Chad
$ 1,600,000,000
2005 est.
142 Mongolia
$ 1,600,000,000
2008
143 Albania
$ 1,550,000,000
2004
144 Haiti
$ 1,506,000,000
31 December 2008 est.
145 Rwanda
$ 1,400,000,000
2004 est.
146 Turkmenistan
$ 1,400,000,000
2004 est.
147 Gaza Strip
$ 1,300,000,000
2007 est.
148 West Bank
$ 1,300,000,000
2007 est.
149 Benin
$ 1,200,000,000
2007
150 Burundi
$ 1,200,000,000
2003
151 Central African Republic
$ 1,153,000,000
2007 est.
152 Seychelles
$ 1,111,000,000
31 December 2008 est.
153 Malawi
$ 1,039,000,000
31 December 2008 est.
154 Belize
$ 954,100,000
2008 est.
155 Guinea-Bissau
$ 941,500,000
2000 est.
156 Guyana
$ 804,300,000
30 September 2008
157 Namibia
$ 797,700,000
31 December 2008 est.
158 Bhutan
$ 713,300,000
2006
159 Barbados
$ 668,000,000
2003
160 Montenegro
$ 650,000,000
2006
161 Gambia, The
$ 628,800,000
2003 est.
162 Lesotho
$ 619,000,000
31 December 2008 est.
163 Swaziland
$ 554,000,000
31 December 2008 est.
164 Suriname
$ 504,300,000
2005 est.
165 Aruba
$ 478,600,000
2005 est.
166 Maldives
$ 477,000,000
2008 est.
167 Djibouti
$ 428,000,000
2006
168 Botswana
$ 422,000,000
31 December 2008 est.
169 Antigua and Barbuda
$ 359,800,000
June 2006
170 Grenada
$ 347,000,000
2004
171 Bahamas, The
$ 342,600,000
2004 est.
172 Cape Verde
$ 325,000,000
2002
173 Sao Tome and Principe
$ 318,000,000
2002
174 Saint Kitts and Nevis
$ 314,000,000
2004
175 Eritrea
$ 311,000,000
2000 est.
176 Saint Lucia
$ 257,000,000
2004
177 Comoros
$ 232,000,000
2000 est.
178 Saint Vincent and the Grenadines
$ 223,000,000
2004
179 Dominica
$ 213,000,000
2004
180 Equatorial Guinea
$ 191,000,000
31 December 2008 est.
181 Malta
$ 188,800,000
2005
182 Samoa
$ 177,000,000
2004
183 Solomon Islands
$ 166,000,000
2004
184 Bermuda
$ 160,000,000
FY99/00
185 Cook Islands
$ 141,000,000
1996 est.
186 Fiji
$ 127,000,000
2004 est.
187 Marshall Islands
$ 87,000,000
2008 est.
188 Vanuatu
$ 81,200,000
2004
189 Tonga
$ 80,700,000
2004
190 New Caledonia
$ 79,000,000
1998 est.
191 Cayman Islands
$ 70,000,000
1996
192 Faroe Islands
$ 64,000,000
1999
193 Micronesia, Federated States of
$ 60,800,000
FY05 est.
194 British Virgin Islands
$ 36,100,000
1997
195 Nauru
$ 33,300,000
196 Greenland
$ 25,000,000
1999
197 Kiribati
$ 10,000,000
1999 est.
198 Montserrat
$ 8,900,000
1997
199 Anguilla
$ 8,800,000
1998
200 Wallis and Futuna
$ 3,670,000
2004
201 Niue
$ 418,000
2002 est.
202 Brunei
$ 0
2005
203 Liechtenstein
$ 0
2001
204 Palau
$ 0
FY99/00
205 Macau
$ 0
2006
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