FIELD LISTING :: DEBT - EXTERNAL
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 est.)
$2.7 billion (FY08/09 est.)
Albania $8.579 billion (31 December 2017 est.)
$8.421 billion (31 December 2016 est.)
Algeria $8.163 billion (31 December 2017 est.)
$5.088 billion (31 December 2016 est.)
American Samoa $NA
Andorra $0 (2016 est.)
Angola $27.34 billion (31 December 2017 est.)
$27.14 billion (31 December 2016 est.)
Anguilla $41.04 million (31 December 2013 est.)
$8.8 million (1998 est.)
Antigua and Barbuda $441.2 million (31 December 2012 est.)
$458 million (June 2010 est.)
Argentina $208.6 billion (31 December 2017 est.)
$190.2 billion (31 December 2016 est.)
Armenia $9.17 billion (31 December 2017 est.)
$8.987 billion (31 December 2016 est.)
Aruba $693.2 million (31 December 2014 est.)
$666.4 million (31 December 2013 est.)
Australia $1.67 trillion (31 December 2017 est.)
$1.547 trillion (31 December 2016 est.)
Austria $689.1 billion (31 March 2016 est.)
$679.3 billion (31 March 2015 est.)
Azerbaijan $16.62 billion (31 December 2017 est.)
$13.83 billion (31 December 2016 est.)
Bahamas, The $17.56 billion (31 December 2013 est.)
$16.35 billion (31 December 2012 est.)
Bahrain $42.39 billion (31 December 2017 est.)
$42.55 billion (31 December 2016 est.)
Bangladesh $45.07 billion (31 December 2017 est.)
$41.85 billion (31 December 2016 est.)
Barbados $4.49 billion (2010 est.)
$668 million (2003 est.)
Belarus $38.75 billion (31 December 2017 est.)
$37.74 billion (31 December 2016 est.)
Belgium $1.281 trillion (31 March 2016 est.)
$1.214 trillion (31 March 2015 est.)
Belize $1.326 billion (31 December 2017 est.)
$1.338 billion (31 December 2016 est.)
Benin $2.716 billion (31 December 2017 est.)
$2.476 billion (31 December 2016 est.)
Bermuda $2.435 billion (2015 est.)
$1.4 billion (2012 est.)
Bhutan $2.71 billion (31 December 2017 est.)
$2.355 billion (31 December 2016 est.)
Bolivia $14.81 billion (31 December 2017 est.)
$11.65 billion (31 December 2016 est.)
Bosnia and Herzegovina $10.45 billion (31 December 2017 est.)
$10.64 billion (31 December 2016 est.)
Botswana $2.461 billion (31 December 2017 est.)
$2.421 billion (31 December 2016 est.)
Brazil $554.5 billion (31 December 2017 est.)
$551.3 billion (31 December 2016 est.)
British Virgin Islands $36.1 million (1997 est.)
Brunei $0 (2014 est.)
$0 (2013)
note: public external debt only; private external debt unavailable
Bulgaria $39.51 billion (31 December 2017 est.)
$37.99 billion (31 December 2016 est.)
Burkina Faso $3.075 billion (31 December 2017 est.)
$2.88 billion (31 December 2016 est.)
Burma $9.713 billion (31 December 2017 est.)
$8.2 billion (31 December 2016 est.)
Burundi $619.8 million (31 December 2017 est.)
$622.4 million (31 December 2016 est.)
Cabo Verde $1.808 billion (31 December 2017 est.)
$1.688 billion (31 December 2016 est.)
Cambodia $11.34 billion (31 December 2017 est.)
$10.3 billion (31 December 2016 est.)
Cameroon $8.238 billion (31 December 2017 est.)
$7.364 billion (31 December 2016 est.)
Canada $1.608 trillion (31 March 2016 est.)
$1.55 trillion (31 March 2015 est.)
Central African Republic $767.1 million (31 December 2017 est.)
$691.5 million (31 December 2016 est.)
Chad $1.268 billion (31 December 2017 est.)
$1.281 billion (31 December 2016 est.)
Chile $167.9 billion (31 December 2017 est.)
$158.1 billion (31 December 2016 est.)
China $1.649 trillion (31 December 2017 est.)
$1.467 trillion (31 December 2016 est.)
Colombia $120.4 billion (30 August 2017 est.)
$115 billion (31 December 2016 est.)
Comoros $131.1 million (31 December 2017 est.)
$132 million (31 December 2016 est.)
Congo, Democratic Republic of the $5.324 billion (31 December 2017 est.)
$5.35 billion (31 December 2016 est.)
Congo, Republic of the $5.197 billion (31 December 2017 est.)
$4.721 billion (31 December 2016 est.)
Cook Islands $141 million (1996 est.)
Costa Rica $25.83 billion (31 December 2017 est.)
$24.3 billion (31 December 2016 est.)
Cote d'Ivoire $12.38 billion (31 December 2017 est.)
$11.02 billion (31 December 2016 est.)
Croatia $44.53 billion (31 December 2017 est.)
$45.1 billion (31 December 2016 est.)
Cuba $20.55 billion (2017 est.)
$20.59 billion (31 December 2016 est.)
Cyprus $95.28 billion (31 December 2013 est.)
$103.5 billion (31 December 2012 est.)
Czechia $145.8 billion (31 December 2017 est.)
$138 billion (31 December 2016 est.)
Denmark $484.8 billion (31 March 2016 est.)
$519.8 billion (31 March 2015 est.)
Djibouti $1.554 billion (31 December 2017 est.)
$1.519 billion (31 December 2016 est.)
Dominica $288.6 million (31 December 2016 est.)
$314.2 million (31 December 2015 est.)
Dominican Republic $29.69 billion (31 December 2017 est.)
$27.7 billion (31 December 2016 est.)
Ecuador $37.75 billion (31 December 2017 est.)
$32.32 billion (31 December 2016 est.)
Egypt $76.31 billion (31 December 2017 est.)
$62.38 billion (31 December 2016 est.)
El Salvador $16.29 billion (31 December 2017 est.)
$15.2 billion (31 December 2016 est.)
Equatorial Guinea $1.181 billion (31 December 2017 est.)
$1.074 billion (31 December 2016 est.)
Eritrea $869.9 million (31 December 2017 est.)
$875.6 million (31 December 2016 est.)
Estonia $19.05 billion (31 December 2016 est.)
$18.3 billion (31 December 2015 est.)
Eswatini $548.2 million (31 December 2017 est.)
$468.9 million (31 December 2016 est.)
Ethiopia $29.09 billion (31 December 2017 est.)
$24.82 billion (31 December 2016 est.)
European Union $13.05 trillion (31 December 2016 est.)
$14.14 trillion (31 December 2015 est.)
Falkland Islands (Islas Malvinas) $NA
Faroe Islands $387.6 million (2012 est.)
$274.5 million (2010 est.)
Fiji $750.4 million (31 December 2017 est.)
$696.4 million (31 December 2016 est.)
Finland $544.7 billion (31 March 2016 est.)
$524.7 billion (31 March 2015 est.)
France $5.36 trillion (31 March 2016 est.)
$5.25 trillion (31 March 2015 est.)
French Polynesia $NA
Gabon $5.599 billion (31 December 2017 est.)
$5.321 billion (31 December 2016 est.)
Gambia, The g: $619.7 million (31 December 2017 est.)
$571.2 million (31 December 2016 est.)
Gaza Strip see entry for the West Bank
Georgia $14.15 billion (31 December 2017 est.)
$14.08 billion (31 December 2016 est.)
Germany $5.326 trillion (31 March 2016 est.)
$5.21 trillion (31 March 2015 est.)
Ghana $23.1 billion (31 December 2017 est.)
$21.95 billion (31 December 2016 est.)
Gibraltar $NA
Greece $506.6 billion (31 March 2016 est.)
$468.2 billion (31 March 2015 est.)
Greenland $36.4 million (2010 est.)
$58 million (2009 est.)
Grenada $679 million (2013 est.)
$538 million (2010 est.)
Guam $NA
Guatemala $23.54 billion (31 December 2017 est.)
$21.45 billion (31 December 2016 est.)
Guernsey $NA
Guinea $1.53 billion (31 December 2017 est.)
$1.462 billion (31 December 2016 est.)
Guinea-Bissau $1.095 billion (31 December 2010 est.)
$941.5 million (31 December 2000 est.)
Guyana $1.726 billion (31 December 2017 est.)
$1.542 billion (31 December 2016 est.)
Haiti $2.607 billion (31 December 2017 est.)
$2.17 billion (31 December 2016 est.)
Honduras $9.025 billion (31 December 2017 est.)
$7.852 billion (31 December 2016 est.)
Hong Kong $494.5 billion (31 December 2017 est.)
$505.9 billion (31 December 2016 est.)
Hungary $131.8 billion (31 December 2017 est.)
$131.3 billion (31 December 2016 est.)
Iceland $27.14 billion (31 December 2017 est.)
$25.02 billion (31 December 2016 est.)
India $483.4 billion (31 December 2017 est.)
$456.4 billion (31 December 2016 est.)
Indonesia $322.6 billion (31 December 2017 est.)
$316.5 billion (31 December 2016 est.)
Iran $10.56 billion (31 December 2017 est.)
$8.196 billion (31 December 2016 est.)
Iraq $73.43 billion (31 December 2017 est.)
$64.16 billion (31 December 2016 est.)
Ireland $2.47 trillion (31 March 2016 est.)
$2.35 trillion (31 March 2015 est.)
Isle of Man $NA
Israel $93.02 billion (31 December 2017 est.)
$87.96 billion (31 December 2016 est.)
Italy $2.444 trillion (31 March 2016 est.)
$2.3 trillion (31 March 2015 est.)
Jamaica $14.9 billion (31 December 2017 est.)
$15.17 billion (31 December 2016 est.)
Japan $3.24 trillion (31 March 2016 est.)
$2.83 trillion (31 March 2015 est.)
Jersey $NA
Jordan $27.72 billion (31 December 2017 est.)
$26.38 billion (31 December 2016 est.)
Kazakhstan $159.2 billion (31 December 2017 est.)
$163.8 billion (31 December 2016 est.)
Kenya $24.99 billion (31 December 2017 est.)
$22.6 billion (31 December 2016 est.)
Kiribati $13.6 million (2013 est.)
$14.1 million (2012 est.)
Korea, North $5 billion (2013 est.)
Korea, South $376.9 billion (31 December 2017 est.)
$358.2 billion (31 December 2016 est.)
Kosovo $1.4 billion (2016 est.)
$1.3 billion (2015 est.)
Kuwait $48.91 billion (31 December 2017 est.)
$38.34 billion (31 December 2016 est.)
Kyrgyzstan $8.679 billion (31 December 2017 est.)
$8.182 billion (31 December 2016 est.)
Laos $13.64 billion (31 December 2017 est.)
$12.9 billion (31 December 2016 est.)
Latvia $40.02 billion (31 March 2016 est.)
$38.19 billion (31 March 2015 est.)
Lebanon $39.46 billion (31 December 2017 est.)
$36.6 billion (31 December 2016 est.)
Lesotho $952.5 million (31 December 2017 est.)
$921.3 million (31 December 2016 est.)
Liberia $1.049 billion (31 December 2017 est.)
$938.9 million (31 December 2016 est.)
Libya $2.927 billion (31 December 2017 est.)
$3.116 billion (31 December 2016 est.)
Liechtenstein $0 (2015 est.)
note: public external debt only; private external debt unavailable
Lithuania $34.48 billion (31 March 2016 est.)
$31.6 billion (31 March 2015 est.)
Luxembourg $3.781 trillion (31 March 2016 est.)
$3.806 trillion (31 March 2015 est.)
Macau $0 (31 December 2013 est.)
$0 (31 December 2012 est.)
Macedonia $8.07 billion (31 December 2017 est.)
$7.685 billion (31 December 2016 est.)
Madagascar $3.914 billion (31 December 2017 est.)
$3.425 billion (31 December 2016 est.)
Malawi $2.184 billion (31 December 2017 est.)
$1.985 billion (31 December 2016 est.)
Malaysia $213 billion (31 December 2017 est.)
$195.3 billion (31 December 2016 est.)
Maldives $693.7 million (31 December 2016 est.)
$741.6 million (31 December 2015 est.)
Mali $4.296 billion (31 December 2017 est.)
$3.981 billion (31 December 2016 est.)
Malta $90.98 billion (September 2016 est.)
$99.02 billion (31 December 2015 est.)
Marshall Islands $97.96 million (2013 est.)
$87 million (2008 est.)
Mauritania $4.117 billion (31 December 2017 est.)
$3.899 billion (31 December 2016 est.)
Mauritius $14.67 billion (31 December 2017 est.)
$14.34 billion (31 December 2016 est.)
Mexico $480.5 billion (31 December 2017 est.)
$450.2 billion (31 December 2016 est.)
Micronesia, Federated States of $93.6 million (2013 est.)
$93.5 million (2012 est.)
Moldova $6.503 billion (31 December 2017 est.)
$6.138 billion (31 December 2016 est.)
Monaco $NA
Mongolia $22.28 billion (31 December 2017 est.)
$19.79 billion (31 December 2016 est.)
Montenegro $1.576 billion (31 December 2014 est.)
$1.433 billion (31 December 2013 est.)
Montserrat $8.9 million (1997 est.)
Morocco $45.72 billion (31 December 2017 est.)
$44.65 billion (31 December 2016 est.)
Mozambique $10.27 billion (31 December 2017 est.)
$10.48 billion (31 December 2016 est.)
Namibia $7.489 billion (31 December 2017 est.)
$6.904 billion (31 December 2016 est.)
Nauru $33.3 million (2004 est.)
Nepal $5.948 billion (31 December 2017 est.)
$4.321 billion (31 December 2016 est.)
Netherlands $4.063 trillion (31 December 2016 est.)
$4.054 trillion (31 December 2015 est.)
New Caledonia $112 million (31 December 2013 est.)
$79 million (31 December 1998 est.)
New Zealand $88.08 billion (31 December 2017 est.)
$84.03 billion (31 December 2016 est.)
Nicaragua $11.36 billion (31 December 2017 est.)
$10.87 billion (31 December 2016 est.)
Niger $3.09 billion (31 December 2017 est.)
$2.926 billion (31 December 2016 est.)
Nigeria $35.23 billion (31 December 2017 est.)
$31.41 billion (31 December 2016 est.)
Niue $418,000 (2002 est.)
Norfolk Island $NA
Northern Mariana Islands $NA
Norway $642.3 billion (31 March 2016 est.)
$640.1 billion (31 March 2015 est.)
note: Norway is a net external creditor
Oman $39.17 billion (31 December 2017 est.)
$27.05 billion (31 December 2016 est.)
Pakistan $75.66 billion (31 December 2017 est.)
$70.45 billion (31 December 2016 est.)
Palau $18.38 billion (31 December 2014 est.)
$16.47 billion (31 December 2013 est.)
Panama $86.55 billion (31 December 2017 est.)
$83.81 billion (31 December 2016 est.)
Papua New Guinea $17.09 billion (31 December 2017 est.)
$18.28 billion (31 December 2016 est.)
Paraguay $17.35 billion (31 December 2017 est.)
$16.48 billion (31 December 2016 est.)
Peru $70.09 billion (31 December 2017 est.)
$66.76 billion (31 December 2016 est.)
Philippines $80.88 billion (31 December 2017 est.)
$75.01 billion (31 December 2016 est.)
Poland $362 billion (31 December 2017 est.)
$347.8 billion (31 December 2016 est.)
Portugal $449 billion (31 March 2016 est.)
$447 billion (31 March 2015 est.)
Puerto Rico $56.82 billion (31 December 2010 est.)
$52.98 billion (31 December 2009 est.)
Qatar $168 billion (31 December 2017 est.)
$157.9 billion (31 December 2016 est.)
Romania $94.17 billion (31 December 2017 est.)
$93.71 billion (31 December 2016 est.)
Russia $451.5 billion (31 December 2017 est.)
$434.8 billion (31 December 2016 est.)
Rwanda $2.966 billion (31 December 2017 est.)
$2.611 billion (31 December 2016 est.)
Saint Helena, Ascension, and Tristan da Cunha $NA
Saint Kitts and Nevis $198 million (31 December 2017 est.)
$187.9 million (31 December 2016 est.)
Saint Lucia $523.2 million (31 December 2016 est.)
$529 million (31 December 2015 est.)
Saint Pierre and Miquelon $NA
Saint Vincent and the Grenadines $324.4 million (31 December 2017 est.)
$330.8 million (31 December 2016 est.)
Samoa $447.2 million (31 December 2013 est.)
$437.4 million (31 December 2015 est.)
San Marino $NA
Sao Tome and Principe $343.4 million (31 December 2017 est.)
$308.5 million (31 December 2016 est.)
Saudi Arabia $212.9 billion (31 December 2017 est.)
$189.3 billion (31 December 2016 est.)
Senegal $6.745 billion (31 December 2017 est.)
$6.327 billion (31 December 2016 est.)
Serbia $30.6 billion (31 December 2017 est.)
$30.38 billion (31 December 2016 est.)
Seychelles $2.729 billion (31 December 2017 est.)
$2.651 billion (31 December 2016 est.)
Sierra Leone $1.707 billion (31 December 2017 est.)
$1.503 billion (31 December 2016 est.)
Singapore $482.8 billion (31 December 2017 est.)
$504.2 billion (31 December 2016 est.)
Slovakia $75.04 billion (31 March 2016 est.)
$74.19 billion (31 March 2015 est.)
Slovenia $46.3 billion (31 January 2017 est.)
$48.2 billion (31 January 2016 est.)
Solomon Islands $491.5 million (31 December 2013 est.)
$207.4 million (31 December 2015 est.)
Somalia $5.3 billion (31 December 2014 est.)
$2.892 billion (31 December 2015 est.)
South Africa $144.1 billion (31 December 2017 est.)
$144.6 billion (31 December 2016 est.)
Spain $2.094 trillion (31 March 2016 est.)
$1.963 trillion (31 March 2015 est.)
Sri Lanka $47.8 billion (31 December 2017 est.)
$45.26 billion (31 December 2016 est.)
Sudan $53.35 billion (31 December 2017 est.)
$51.26 billion (31 December 2016 est.)
Suriname $1.7 billion (31 December 2017 est.)
$1.625 billion (31 December 2016 est.)
Sweden $939.9 billion (31 March 2016 est.)
$929.4 billion (31 March 2015 est.)
Switzerland $1.664 trillion (31 March 2016 est.)
$1.663 trillion (31 March 2015 est.)
Syria $5.699 billion (31 December 2017 est.)
$5.085 billion (31 December 2016 est.)
Taiwan $204.7 billion (31 December 2017 est.)
$172.2 billion (31 December 2016 est.)
Tajikistan $5.77 billion (31 December 2017 est.)
$5.495 billion (31 December 2016 est.)
Tanzania $15.88 billion (31 December 2017 est.)
$15.21 billion (31 December 2016 est.)
Thailand $135.5 billion (31 December 2017 est.)
$130.6 billion (31 December 2016 est.)
Timor-Leste $311.5 million (31 December 2014 est.)
$687 million (31 December 2013 est.)
Togo $1.387 billion (31 December 2017 est.)
$1.22 billion (31 December 2016 est.)
Tonga $233.5 million (31 December 2017 est.)
$198.2 million (31 December 2016 est.)
Trinidad and Tobago $10.07 billion (31 December 2017 est.)
$8.746 billion (31 December 2016 est.)
Tunisia $31.05 billion (31 December 2017 est.)
$28.93 billion (31 December 2016 est.)
Turkey $429.6 billion (31 December 2017 est.)
$404.9 billion (31 December 2016 est.)
Turkmenistan $443.4 million (31 December 2017 est.)
$425.3 million (31 December 2016 est.)
Turks and Caicos Islands $NA
Tuvalu $NA
Uganda $7.163 billion (31 December 2017 est.)
$6.408 billion (31 December 2016 est.)
Ukraine $125.3 billion (31 December 2017 est.)
$121.1 billion (31 December 2016 est.)
United Arab Emirates $239.7 billion (31 December 2017 est.)
$218.7 billion (31 December 2016 est.)
United Kingdom $8.126 trillion (31 March 2016 est.)
$8.642 trillion (31 March 2015 est.)
United States $17.91 trillion (31 March 2016 est.)
$17.85 trillion (31 March 2015 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 $28.27 billion (31 December 2017 est.)
$27.9 billion (31 December 2016 est.)
Uzbekistan $16.86 billion (31 December 2017 est.)
$16.76 billion (31 December 2016 est.)
Vanuatu $185.4 million (31 December 2017 est.)
$182.5 million (31 December 2016 est.)
Venezuela $103.1 billion (31 December 2017 est.)
$109.8 billion (31 December 2016 est.)
Vietnam $91.79 billion (31 December 2017 est.)
$84.34 billion (31 December 2016 est.)
Virgin Islands $NA
Wallis and Futuna $3.67 million (2004 est.)
West Bank $1.662 billion (31 March 2016 est.)
$1.467 billion (31 March 2015 est.)
note: data include the Gaza Strip
Western Sahara $NA
World $76.61 trillion (31 December 2017 est.)
$75.15 trillion (31 December 2016 est.)
note: this figure is the sum total of all countries' external debt, both public and private
Yemen $7.252 billion (31 December 2017 est.)
$7.181 billion (31 December 2016 est.)
Zambia $10.79 billion (31 December 2017 est.)
$9.562 billion (31 December 2016 est.)
Zimbabwe $10.97 billion (31 December 2017 est.)
$10.14 billion (31 December 2016 est.)