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FIELD LISTING :: DEBT - EXTERNAL Print
This entry gives the total public and private debt owed to nonresidents repayable in internationally accepted currencies, goods, or services. These figures are calculated on an exchange rate basis, i.e., not in purchasing power parity (PPP) terms.


Country Comparison to the World

CountryDEBT - EXTERNAL
Afghanistan $1.28 billion (FY10/11)
$2.7 billion (FY08/09)
Albania $8.782 billion (31 December 2014 est.)
$8.209 billion (31 December 2013 est.)
Algeria $4.839 billion (31 December 2014 est.)
$5.231 billion (31 December 2013 est.)
American Samoa $NA
Andorra $NA
Angola $28.62 billion (31 December 2014 est.)
$24 billion (31 December 2013 est.)
Anguilla $8.8 million (1998)
$41.04 million (31 December 2013 est.)
Antigua and Barbuda $441.2 million (31 December 2012)
$458 million (June 2010)
Argentina $147 billion (31 December 2014 est.)
$143.7 billion (31 December 2013 est.)
Armenia $8.537 billion (31 December 2014 est.)
$8.695 billion (31 December 2013 est.)
Aruba $693.2 million (31 December 2014 est.)
$666.4 million (31 December 2013 est.)
Australia $1.381 trillion (31 December 2014 est.)
$1.374 trillion (31 December 2013 est.)
Austria $675 billion (30 September 2015 est.)
$740.1 billion (31 December 2014 est.)
Azerbaijan $9.833 billion (31 December 2014 est.)
$9.219 billion (31 December 2013 est.)
Bahamas, The $17.56 billion (31 December 2013 est.)
$16.35 billion (31 December 2012 est.)
Bahrain $18.75 billion (31 December 2014 est.)
$17.66 billion (31 December 2013 est.)
Bangladesh $24.47 billion (31 December 2014 est.)
$27.8 billion (31 December 2013 est.)
Barbados $4.49 billion (2010 est.)
$668 million (2003 est.)
Belarus $40.02 billion (31 December 2014 est.)
$39.62 billion (31 December 2013 est.)
Belgium $1.312 trillion (31 December 2014 est.)
$1.285 trillion (31 December 2013 est.)
Belize $1.348 billion (31 December 2014 est.)
$1.249 billion (31 December 2013 est.)
Benin $2.635 billion (31 December 2014 est.)
$2.367 billion (31 December 2013 est.)
Bermuda $2.435 billion (2015 est.)
$1.4 billion (2012 est.)
Bhutan $1.855 billion (31 December 2014 est.)
$1.844 billion (31 December 2014 est.)
Bolivia $8.228 billion (31 December 2014 est.)
$7.895 billion (31 December 2013 est.)
Bosnia and Herzegovina $11.2 billion (31 December 2014 est.)
$11.08 billion (31 December 2013 est.)
Botswana $2.256 billion (31 December 2014 est.)
$2.43 billion (31 December 2013 est.)
Brazil $712.5 billion (31 December 2014 est.)
$482.8 billion (31 December 2013 est.)
British Virgin Islands $36.1 million (1997)
Brunei $0 (2014)
$0 (2013)
note: public external debt only; private external debt unavailable
Bulgaria $37.31 billion (31 December 2015 est.)
$43 billion (31 December 2014 est.)
Burkina Faso $2.852 billion (31 December 2014 est.)
$2.564 billion (31 December 2013 est.)
Burma $6.616 billion (31 December 2014 est.)
$7.367 billion (31 December 2013 est.)
Burundi $700.8 million (31 December 2014 est.)
$682.7 million (31 December 2013 est.)
Cabo Verde $1.617 billion (31 December 2014 est.)
$1.484 billion (31 December 2013 est.)
Cambodia $7.222 billion (31 December 2014 est.)
$6.427 billion (31 December 2013 est.)
Cameroon $5.784 billion (31 December 2014 est.)
$4.922 billion (31 December 2013 est.)
Canada $1.491 trillion (31 December 2014 est.)
$1.395 trillion (31 December 2013 est.)
Central African Republic $630.1 million (31 December 2014 est.)
$574.4 million (31 December 2013 est.)
Chad $3.525 billion (31 December 2014 est.)
$2.216 billion (31 December 2013 est.)
Chile $145.7 billion (31 December 2014 est.)
$132.6 billion (31 December 2013 est.)
China $949.6 billion (31 December 2014 est.)
$874.5 billion (31 December 2013 est.)
Colombia $101.3 billion (31 December 2014 est.)
$91.98 billion (31 December 2013 est.)
Comoros $142 million (31 December 2014 est.)
$146.4 million (31 December 2013 est.)
Congo, Democratic Republic of the $6.562 billion (31 December 2014 est.)
$6.082 billion (31 December 2013 est.)
Congo, Republic of the $3.763 billion (31 December 2014 est.)
$3.452 billion (31 December 2013 est.)
Cook Islands $141 million (1996 est.)
Costa Rica $19.43 billion (31 December 2014 est.)
$17.65 billion (31 December 2013 est.)
Cote d'Ivoire $13.03 billion (31 December 2014 est.)
$11.29 billion (31 December 2013 est.)
Croatia $62.09 billion (31 December 2014 est.)
$61.04 billion (31 December 2013 est.)
Cuba $25.21 billion (31 December 2014 est.)
$24.65 billion (31 December 2013 est.)
Cyprus $95.28 billion (31 December 2013 est.)
$103.5 billion (31 December 2012 est.)
Czechia $125.1 billion (31 December 2014 est.)
$137.4 billion (31 December 2013 est.)
Denmark $534.6 billion (31 December 2014 est.)
$609.8 billion (31 December 2013 est.)
Djibouti $905.5 million (31 December 2014 est.)
$832.8 million (31 December 2013 est.)
Dominica $292.9 million (31 December 2014 est.)
$292.9 million (31 December 2013 est.)
Dominican Republic $24.31 billion (31 December 2014 est.)
$23.83 billion (31 December 2013 est.)
Ecuador $25.03 billion (31 December 2014 est.)
$20.28 billion (31 December 2013 est.)
Egypt $41.32 billion (31 December 2014 est.)
$45.75 billion (31 December 2013 est.)
El Salvador $15.14 billion (31 December 2014 est.)
$14.05 billion (31 December 2013 est.)
Equatorial Guinea $1.416 billion (31 December 2014 est.)
$1.562 billion (31 December 2013 est.)
Eritrea $955.6 million (31 December 2014 est.)
$945.2 million (31 December 2013 est.)
Estonia $22.95 billion (31 December 2014 est.)
$24.15 billion (31 December 2013 est.)
Ethiopia $15.55 billion (31 December 2014 est.)
$12.56 billion (31 December 2013 est.)
European Union $13.05 trillion (31 December 2014 est.)
$14.14 trillion (31 December 2013)
Falkland Islands (Islas Malvinas) $NA
Faroe Islands $888.8 million (2010)
$68.1 million (2006)
Fiji $769.1 million (31 December 2014 est.)
$797.5 million (31 December 2013 est.)
Finland $547.5 billion (31 December 2014 est.)
$571.8 billion (31 December 2013 est.)
France $5.496 trillion (31 December 2014 est.)
$5.549 trillion (31 December 2013 est.)
French Polynesia $NA
Gabon $4.736 billion (31 December 2014 est.)
$4.316 billion (31 December 2013 est.)
Gambia, The g: $546.6 million (31 December 2014 est.)
$522.7 million (31 December 2013 est.)
Gaza Strip see entry for West Bank
Georgia $13.56 billion (31 December 2014 est.)
$13.17 billion (31 December 2013 est.)
Germany $5.597 trillion (31 December 2014 est.)
$5.998 trillion (31 December 2013 est.)
Ghana $17.2 billion (31 December 2014 est.)
$15.83 billion (31 December 2013 est.)
Gibraltar $NA
Greece $514.4 billion (31 December 2014 est.)
$575.4 billion (31 December 2013 est.)
Greenland $36.4 million (2010)
$58 million (2009)
Grenada $679 million (2013 est.)
$538 million (2010 est.)
Guam $NA
Guatemala $18.33 billion (31 December 2014 est.)
$16.82 billion (31 December 2013 est.)
Guernsey $NA
Guinea-Bissau $1.095 billion (31 December 2010 est.)
$941.5 million (31 December 2000 est.)
Guinea $1.283 billion (31 December 2014 est.)
$1.198 billion (31 December 2013 est.)
Guyana $2.303 billion (31 December 2013 est.)
$1.974 billion (31 December 2012 est.)
Haiti $1.9 billion (31 December 2015 est.)
$1.366 billion (31 December 2014 est.)
Honduras $7.041 billion (31 December 2014 est.)
$6.831 billion (31 December 2013 est.)
Hong Kong $1.29 trillion (31 December 2014 est.)
$1.161 trillion (31 December 2013 est.)
Hungary $129.2 billion (31 December 2015 est.)
$202.4 billion (31 December 2013 est.)
Iceland $97.87 billion (31 December 2014 est.)
$107.5 billion (31 December 2013 est.)
India $459.1 billion (31 December 2014 est.)
$427.4 billion (31 December 2013 est.)
Indonesia $293.2 billion (31 December 2014 est.)
$266.1 billion (31 December 2013 est.)
Iran $6.922 billion (31 December 2014 est.)
$7.646 billion (31 December 2013 est.)
Iraq $58.13 billion (31 December 2014 est.)
$59.5 billion (31 December 2013 est.)
Ireland $1.96 trillion (31 December 2014 est.)
$2.078 trillion (31 December 2013 est.)
Isle of Man $NA
Israel $96.16 billion (31 December 2014 est.)
$95.37 billion (31 December 2013 est.)
Italy $2.459 trillion (31 December 2014 est.)
$2.635 trillion (31 December 2013 est.)
Jamaica $17.3 billion (31 December 2014 est.)
$16.57 billion (31 December 2013 est.)
Japan $5.18 trillion (31 December 2013 est.)
$4.026 trillion (31 December 2012)
Jersey $NA
Jordan $25.02 billion (31 December 2014 est.)
$23.85 billion (31 December 2013 est.)
Kazakhstan $157.1 billion (31 December 2014 est.)
$149.9 billion (31 December 2013 est.)
Kenya $17.16 billion (31 December 2014 est.)
$13.47 billion (31 December 2013 est.)
Kiribati $13.6 million (2013 est.)
$14.1 million (2012 est.)
Korea, North $5 billion (2013 est.)
Korea, South $409.1 billion (31 December 2014 est.)
$424.4 billion (31 December 2013 est.)
Kosovo $411.6 million (2014 est.)
$448.2 million (2013 est.)
Kuwait $35.22 billion (31 December 2014 est.)
$36.04 billion (31 December 2013 est.)
Kyrgyzstan $7.101 billion (31 December 2014 est.)
$6.804 billion (31 December 2013 est.)
Laos $9.552 billion (31 December 2014 est.)
$8.615 billion (31 December 2013 est.)
Latvia $40.5 billion (31 December 2014 est.)
$42.06 billion (31 December 2013 est.)
Lebanon $31.59 billion (31 December 2014 est.)
$32.2 billion (31 December 2013 est.)
Lesotho $900.4 million (31 December 2014 est.)
$885.2 million (31 December 2013 est.)
Liberia $652.2 million (31 December 2014 est.)
$541.5 million (31 December 2013 est.)
Libya $5.244 billion (31 December 2014 est.)
$6.028 billion (31 December 2013 est.)
Liechtenstein $0 (2001)
note: public external debt only; private external debt unavailable
Lithuania $30.81 billion (31 December 2014 est.)
$33.64 billion (31 December 2013 est.)
Luxembourg $3.331 trillion (31 December 2014 est.)
$3.525 trillion (31 December 2013 est.)
Macau $0 (31 December 2013)
$0 (31 December 2012)
Macedonia $7.241 billion (31 December 2014 est.)
$7.194 billion (31 December 2013 est.)
Madagascar $3.444 billion (31 December 2014 est.)
$2.849 billion (31 December 2013 est.)
Malawi $1.884 billion (31 December 2014 est.)
$1.558 billion (31 December 2013 est.)
Malaysia $213.9 billion (31 December 2014 est.)
$212.3 billion (31 December 2013 est.)
Maldives $741.6 million (2014 est.)
$792.2 million (2013 est.)
Mali $3.633 billion (31 December 2014 est.)
$3.423 billion (31 December 2013 est.)
Malta $99.02 billion (31 December 2015 est.)
$103.8 billion (30 December 2014 est.)
Marshall Islands $97.96 million (2013 est.)
$87 million (2008 est.)
Mauritania $3.807 billion (31 December 2014 est.)
$3.571 billion (31 December 2013 est.)
Mauritius $11.83 billion (31 December 2014 est.)
$10.92 billion (31 December 2013 est.)
Mexico $424.1 billion (31 December 2014 est.)
$397.3 billion (31 December 2013 est.)
Micronesia, Federated States of $93.6 million (2013 est.)
$93.5 million (2012 est.)
Moldova $6.57 billion (31 December 2014 est.)
$6.674 billion (31 December 2013 est.)
Monaco $NA
Mongolia $20.94 billion (31 December 2014 est.)
$19.02 billion (31 December 2013 est.)
Montenegro $1.576 billion (31 December 2014 est.)
$1.433 billion (31 December 2013 est.)
Montserrat $8.9 million (1997)
Morocco $43.99 billion (31 December 2014 est.)
$39.85 billion (31 December 2013 est.)
Mozambique $8.049 billion (31 December 2014 est.)
$6.89 billion (31 December 2013 est.)
Namibia $5.993 billion (31 December 2014 est.)
$5.306 billion (31 December 2013 est.)
Nauru $33.3 million (2004 est.)
Nepal $3.727 billion (31 December 2014 est.)
$3.833 billion (31 December 2013 est.)
Netherlands $4.154 trillion (31 December 2014 est.)
$4.524 trillion (31 December 2013 est.)
New Caledonia $112 million (31 December 2013 est.)
$79 million (31 December 1998 est.)
New Zealand $189.8 billion (31 December 2014 est.)
$192.1 billion (31 December 2013 est.)
Nicaragua $10.19 billion (31 December 2014 est.)
$9.631 billion (31 December 2013 est.)
Nigeria $20.93 billion (31 December 2014 est.)
$18.67 billion (31 December 2013 est.)
Niger $2.983 billion (31 December 2014 est.)
$2.656 billion (31 December 2013 est.)
Niue $418,000 (2002 est.)
Norfolk Island $NA
Northern Mariana Islands $NA
Norway $661.2 billion (31 December 2014 est.)
$730.1 billion (31 December 2013 est.)
note: Norway is a net external creditor
Oman $10.18 billion (31 December 2014 est.)
$11.33 billion (31 December 2013 est.)
Pakistan $63.58 billion (FY2015 est.)
$61.97 billion (FY2014 est.)
Palau $18.38 billion (31 December 2014 est.)
$16.47 billion (31 December 2013 est.)
Panama $15.47 billion (31 December 2014 est.)
$13.88 billion (31 December 2013 est.)
Papua New Guinea $26.51 billion (31 December 2014 est.)
$21.63 billion (31 December 2013 est.)
Paraguay $14.76 billion (31 December 2014 est.)
$13.43 billion (31 December 2013 est.)
Peru $61.27 billion (31 December 2014 est.)
$56.51 billion (31 December 2013 est.)
Philippines $75.61 billion (30 September 2015 est.)
$77.67 billion (31 December 2014 est.)
Poland $354.2 billion (31 December 2014 est.)
$382.1 billion (31 December 2013 est.)
Portugal $493.7 billion (31 December 2014 est.)
$531.6 billion (31 December 2013 est.)
Puerto Rico $56.82 billion (31 December 2010 est.)
$52.98 billion (31 December 2009 est.)
Qatar $156.8 billion (31 December 2014 est.)
$149.2 billion (31 December 2013 est.)
Romania $98.17 billion (31 December 2015 est.)
$114.6 billion (31 December 2014 est.)
Russia $599 billion (31 December 2014 est.)
$728.9 billion (31 December 2013 est.)
Rwanda $1.778 billion (31 December 2014 est.)
$1.691 billion (31 December 2013 est.)
Saint Helena, Ascension, and Tristan da Cunha $NA
Saint Kitts and Nevis $156.1 million (31 December 2014 est.)
$158.8 million (31 December 2013 est.)
Saint Lucia $497.5 million (31 December 2014 est.)
$485.9 million (31 December 2013 est.)
Saint Pierre and Miquelon $NA
Saint Vincent and the Grenadines $282.7 million (31 December 2014 est.)
$292.7 million (31 December 2013 est.)
Samoa $447.2 million (31 December 2013 est.)
$422.9 million (31 December 2012 est.)
San Marino $NA
Sao Tome and Principe $234.1 million (31 December 2014 est.)
$214.4 million (31 December 2013 est.)
Saudi Arabia $166.1 billion (31 December 2014 est.)
$155.7 billion (31 December 2013 est.)
Senegal $6.536 billion (31 December 2014 est.)
$5.223 billion (31 December 2013 est.)
Serbia $36.09 billion (31 December 2014 est.)
$36.4 billion (31 December 2013 est.)
Seychelles $2.823 billion (31 December 2014 est.)
$2.714 billion (31 December 2013 est.)
Sierra Leone $1.368 billion (31 December 2014 est.)
$1.395 billion (31 December 2013 est.)
Singapore $1.33 trillion (31 December 2014 est.)
$1.323 trillion (31 December 2013 est.)
Slovakia $67.66 billion (30 September 2015 est.)
$67.78 billion (31 December 2014 est.)
Slovenia $56.11 billion (31 December 2014 est.)
$55.45 billion (31 December 2013 est.)
Solomon Islands $491.5 million (31 December 2013 est.)
$228.1 million (31 December 2012 est.)
Somalia $3.054 billion (31 December 2013 est.)
$3.055 billion (31 December 2012 est.)
South Africa $145.1 billion (31 December 2014 est.)
$137.1 billion (31 December 2013 est.)
Spain $2.064 trillion (31 December 2014 est.)
$2.238 trillion (31 December 2013 est.)
Sri Lanka $45 billion (31 December 2015 est.)
$42 billion (31 December 2014 est.)
Sudan $48.17 billion (31 December 2014 est.)
$45.56 billion (31 December 2013 est.)
Suriname $1.067 billion (31 December 2014 est.)
$983 million (31 December 2013 est.)
Swaziland $561.3 million (31 December 2014 est.)
$463.6 million (31 December 2013 est.)
Sweden $1.01 trillion (31 December 2014 est.)
$1.107 trillion (31 December 2013 est.)
Switzerland $1.533 trillion (31 December 2014 est.)
$1.601 trillion (31 December 2013 est.)
Syria $5.812 billion (31 December 2014 est.)
$4.753 billion (31 December 2013 est.)
Taiwan $173.5 billion (31 December 2015 est.)
$177.9 billion (31 December 2014 est.)
Tajikistan $3.612 billion (31 December 2014 est.)
$3.538 billion (31 December 2013 est.)
Tanzania $14.12 billion (31 December 2014 est.)
$13.02 billion (31 December 2013 est.)
Thailand $140.7 billion (31 December 2014 est.)
$141.9 billion (31 December 2013 est.)
Timor-Leste $311.5 million (31 December 2014 est.)
$687 million (31 December 2013 est.)
Togo $984.4 million (31 December 2014 est.)
$903.3 million (31 December 2013 est.)
Tonga $215 million (31 December 2014 est.)
$198.9 million (31 December 2013 est.)
Trinidad and Tobago $4.879 billion (31 December 2014 est.)
$4.676 billion (31 December 2013 est.)
Tunisia $27.66 billion (31 December 2014 est.)
$26.83 billion (31 December 2013 est.)
Turkey $402.4 billion (31 December 2014 est.)
$389.2 billion (31 December 2013 est.)
Turkmenistan $522.3 million (31 December 2014 est.)
$501.8 million (31 December 2013 est.)
Turks and Caicos Islands $NA
Tuvalu $NA
Uganda $4.97 billion (31 December 2014 est.)
$4.361 billion (31 December 2013 est.)
Ukraine $130.7 billion (31 December 2015 est.)
$142.1 billion (31 December 2013 est.)
United Arab Emirates $171.9 billion (31 December 2014 est.)
$167.1 billion (31 December 2013 est.)
United Kingdom $9.219 trillion (31 December 2014 est.)
$9.411 trillion (31 December 2013 est.)
United States $17.26 trillion (31 December 2014 est.)
$16.49 trillion (31 December 2013 est.)
note: approximately 4/5ths of US external debt is denominated in US dollars; foreign lenders have been willing to hold US dollar denominated debt instruments because they view the dollar as the world's reserve currency
Uruguay $24.19 billion (31 December 2014 est.)
$22.86 billion (31 December 2013 est.)
Uzbekistan $10.19 billion (31 December 2014 est.)
$10.6 billion (31 December 2013 est.)
Vanuatu $369.2 million (31 December 2012 est.)
$307.7 million (31 December 2011 est.)
Venezuela $109.5 billion (31 December 2014 est.)
$118.8 billion (31 December 2013 est.)
Vietnam $69.76 billion (31 December 2014 est.)
$65.46 billion (31 December 2013 est.)
Virgin Islands $NA
Wallis and Futuna $3.67 million (2004)
West Bank $1.089 billion (2014 est.)
$1.191 billion (2013 est.)
note: data include the Gaza Strip
Western Sahara $NA
World $79.12 trillion (31 December 2014 est.)
$78.74 trillion (31 December 2013 est.)
note: this figure is the sum total of all countries' external debt, both public and private
Yemen $7.772 billion (31 December 2014 est.)
$7.671 billion (31 December 2013 est.)
Zambia $6.73 billion (31 December 2014 est.)
$5.596 billion (31 December 2013 est.)
Zimbabwe $9.13 billion (31 December 2014 est.)
$8.193 billion (31 December 2013 est.)
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