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)
$2.7 billion (FY08/09)
Albania $7.797 billion (31 December 2016 est.)
$7.716 billion (31 December 2015 est.)
Algeria $5.934 billion (31 December 2016 est.)
$5.143 billion (31 December 2015 est.)
American Samoa $NA
Andorra $NA
Angola $37.7 billion (31 December 2016 est.)
$33.83 billion (31 December 2015 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 $155.1 billion (31 December 2016 est.)
$136.1 billion (31 December 2015 est.)
Armenia $8.365 billion (31 December 2016 est.)
$8.554 billion (31 December 2015 est.)
Aruba $693.2 million (31 December 2014 est.)
$666.4 million (31 December 2013 est.)
Australia $1.692 trillion (31 December 2016 est.)
$1.524 trillion (31 December 2015 est.)
Austria $689.1 billion (31 March 2016 est.)
$679.3 billion (31 March 2015 est.)
Azerbaijan $12.65 billion (31 December 2016 est.)
$12.28 billion (31 December 2015 est.)
Bahamas, The $17.56 billion (31 December 2013 est.)
$16.35 billion (31 December 2012 est.)
Bahrain $21.16 billion (31 December 2016 est.)
$19.74 billion (31 December 2015 est.)
Bangladesh $37.26 billion (31 December 2016 est.)
$35.49 billion (31 December 2015 est.)
Barbados $4.49 billion (2010 est.)
$668 million (2003 est.)
Belarus $34.75 billion (31 December 2016 est.)
$34.85 billion (31 December 2015 est.)
Belgium $1.281 trillion (31 March 2016 est.)
$1.214 trillion (31 March 2015 est.)
Belize $1.327 billion (31 December 2016 est.)
$1.309 billion (31 December 2015 est.)
Benin $2.34 billion (31 December 2016 est.)
$2.115 billion (31 December 2015 est.)
Bermuda $2.435 billion (2015 est.)
$1.4 billion (2012 est.)
Bhutan $2.261 billion (31 December 2016 est.)
$1.911 billion (31 December 2015 est.)
Bolivia $11.83 billion (31 December 2016 est.)
$9.035 billion (31 December 2015 est.)
Bosnia and Herzegovina $9.768 billion (31 December 2016 est.)
$9.597 billion (31 December 2015 est.)
Botswana $2.386 billion (31 December 2016 est.)
$2.221 billion (31 December 2015 est.)
Brazil $544.1 billion (31 December 2016 est.)
$542.3 billion (31 December 2015 est.)
British Virgin Islands $36.1 million (1997)
Brunei $0 (2014)
$0 (2013)
note: public external debt only; private external debt unavailable
Bulgaria $42.42 billion (31 December 2016 est.)
$42.5 billion (31 December 2015 est.)
Burkina Faso $3.092 billion (31 December 2016 est.)
$2.669 billion (31 December 2015 est.)
Burma $9.041 billion (31 December 2016 est.)
$7.407 billion (31 December 2015 est.)
Burundi $705.2 million (31 December 2016 est.)
$684.1 million (31 December 2015 est.)
Cabo Verde $1.66 billion (31 December 2016 est.)
$1.534 billion (31 December 2015 est.)
Cambodia $8.46 billion (31 December 2016 est.)
$7.483 billion (31 December 2015 est.)
Cameroon $7.375 billion (31 December 2016 est.)
$6.3 billion (31 December 2015 est.)
Canada $1.608 trillion (31 March 2016 est.)
$1.55 trillion (31 March 2015 est.)
Central African Republic $686.9 million (31 December 2016 est.)
$661.9 million (31 December 2015 est.)
Chad $1.875 billion (31 December 2016 est.)
$2.802 billion (31 December 2015 est.)
Chile $160 billion (31 December 2016 est.)
$156.1 billion (31 December 2015 est.)
China $983.5 billion (31 December 2016 est.)
$958.3 billion (31 December 2015 est.)
Colombia $110.9 billion (31 December 2016 est.)
$107.3 billion (31 December 2015 est.)
Comoros $133.3 million (31 December 2016 est.)
$132.8 million (31 December 2015 est.)
Congo, Democratic Republic of the $5.331 billion (31 December 2016 est.)
$5.106 billion (31 December 2015 est.)
Congo, Republic of the $4.817 billion (31 December 2016 est.)
$4.324 billion (31 December 2015 est.)
Cook Islands $141 million (1996 est.)
Costa Rica $24.91 billion (31 December 2016 est.)
$23.18 billion (31 December 2015 est.)
Cote d'Ivoire $12.84 billion (31 December 2016 est.)
$11.71 billion (31 December 2015 est.)
Croatia $48.11 billion (31 December 2016 est.)
$50.88 billion (31 December 2015 est.)
Cuba $26.32 billion (31 December 2016 est.)
$26 billion (31 December 2015 est.)
Cyprus $95.28 billion (31 December 2013 est.)
$103.5 billion (31 December 2012 est.)
Czechia $128.9 billion (31 December 2016 est.)
$126.2 billion (31 December 2015 est.)
Denmark $484.8 billion (31 March 2016 est.)
$519.8 billion (31 March 2015 est.)
Djibouti $1.339 billion (31 December 2016 est.)
$1.09 billion (31 December 2015 est.)
Dominica $288.6 million (31 December 2016 est.)
$275.4 million (31 December 2015 est.)
Dominican Republic $26.05 billion (31 December 2016 est.)
$25.71 billion (31 December 2015 est.)
Ecuador $33.22 billion (31 December 2016 est.)
$30.79 billion (31 December 2015 est.)
Egypt $50.67 billion (31 December 2016 est.)
$44.61 billion (31 December 2015 est.)
El Salvador $14.9 billion (31 December 2016 est.)
$14.67 billion (31 December 2015 est.)
Equatorial Guinea $1.364 billion (31 December 2016 est.)
$1.194 billion (31 December 2015 est.)
Eritrea $820.2 million (31 December 2016 est.)
$831.2 million (31 December 2015 est.)
Estonia $19.05 billion (31 December 2016 est.)
$18.3 billion (31 December 2015 est.)
Ethiopia $22.49 billion (31 December 2016 est.)
$19.04 billion (31 December 2015 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 $833.4 million (31 December 2016 est.)
$820.1 million (31 December 2015 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 $5.158 billion (31 December 2016 est.)
$4.883 billion (31 December 2015 est.)
Gambia, The g: $541.8 million (31 December 2016 est.)
$502.5 million (31 December 2015 est.)
Gaza Strip see entry for the West Bank
Georgia $13.65 billion (31 December 2016 est.)
$13.31 billion (31 December 2015 est.)
Germany $5.326 trillion (31 March 2016 est.)
$5.21 trillion (31 March 2015 est.)
Ghana $21.17 billion (31 December 2016 est.)
$19.15 billion (31 December 2015 est.)
Gibraltar $NA
Greece $506.6 billion (31 March 2016 est.)
$468.2 billion (31 March 2015 est.)
Greenland $36.4 million (2010)
$58 million (2009)
Grenada $679 million (2013 est.)
$538 million (2010 est.)
Guam $NA
Guatemala $19.09 billion (31 December 2016 est.)
$18.6 billion (31 December 2015 est.)
Guernsey $NA
Guinea-Bissau $1.095 billion (31 December 2010 est.)
$941.5 million (31 December 2000 est.)
Guinea $1.332 billion (31 December 2016 est.)
$1.329 billion (31 December 2015 est.)
Guyana $2.303 billion (31 December 2013 est.)
$1.974 billion (31 December 2012 est.)
Haiti $2.022 billion (31 December 2016 est.)
$1.969 billion (31 December 2015 est.)
Honduras $8.042 billion (31 December 2016 est.)
$7.649 billion (31 December 2015 est.)
Hong Kong $446 billion (31 December 2016 est.)
$491.9 billion (31 December 2015 est.)
Hungary $131.2 billion (31 December 2016 est.)
$127.6 billion (31 December 2015 est.)
Iceland $27.3 billion (31 December 2016 est.)
$31.04 billion (31 December 2015 est.)
India $507 billion (31 December 2016 est.)
$480.8 billion (31 December 2015 est.)
Indonesia $344.7 billion (31 December 2016 est.)
$316 billion (31 December 2015 est.)
Iran $7.116 billion (31 December 2016 est.)
$5.348 billion (31 December 2015 est.)
Iraq $68.01 billion (31 December 2016 est.)
$60.28 billion (31 December 2015 est.)
Ireland $2.47 trillion (31 March 2016 est.)
$2.35 trillion (31 March 2015 est.)
Isle of Man $NA
Israel $91.08 billion (31 December 2016 est.)
$89.36 billion (31 December 2015 est.)
Italy $2.444 trillion (31 March 2016 est.)
$2.3 trillion (31 March 2015 est.)
Jamaica $16.76 billion (31 December 2016 est.)
$16.49 billion (31 December 2015 est.)
Japan $3.24 trillion (31 March 2016 est.)
$2.83 trillion (31 March 2015 est.)
Jersey $NA
Jordan $26.66 billion (31 December 2016 est.)
$25.16 billion (31 December 2015 est.)
Kazakhstan $147.7 billion (31 December 2016 est.)
$153.3 billion (31 December 2015 est.)
Kenya $20.25 billion (31 December 2016 est.)
$17.92 billion (31 December 2015 est.)
Kiribati $13.6 million (2013 est.)
$14.1 million (2012 est.)
Korea, North $5 billion (2013 est.)
Korea, South $385.6 billion (31 December 2016 est.)
$381.8 billion (31 December 2015 est.)
Kosovo $411.6 million (2014 est.)
$448.2 million (2013 est.)
Kuwait $47.89 billion (31 December 2016 est.)
$36.3 billion (31 December 2015 est.)
Kyrgyzstan $7.728 billion (31 December 2016 est.)
$7.37 billion (31 December 2015 est.)
Laos $11.98 billion (31 December 2016 est.)
$10.77 billion (31 December 2015 est.)
Latvia $40.02 billion (31 March 2016 est.)
$38.19 billion (31 March 2015 est.)
Lebanon $40.74 billion (31 December 2016 est.)
$37.08 billion (31 December 2015 est.)
Lesotho $948.8 million (31 December 2016 est.)
$866.7 million (31 December 2015 est.)
Liberia $1.111 billion (31 December 2016 est.)
$968 million (31 December 2015 est.)
Libya $3.531 billion (31 December 2016 est.)
$3.985 billion (31 December 2015 est.)
Liechtenstein $0 (2001)
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)
$0 (31 December 2012)
Macedonia $7.68 billion (31 December 2016 est.)
$7.029 billion (31 December 2015 est.)
Madagascar $4.007 billion (31 December 2016 est.)
$3.332 billion (31 December 2015 est.)
Malawi $1.921 billion (31 December 2016 est.)
$1.715 billion (31 December 2015 est.)
Malaysia $187.5 billion (31 December 2016 est.)
$186.5 billion (31 December 2015 est.)
Maldives $741.6 million (2014 est.)
$792.2 million (2013 est.)
Mali $3.626 billion (31 December 2016 est.)
$3.334 billion (31 December 2015 est.)
Malta $97.35 billion (31 March 2016 est.)
$104.4 billion (31 March 2015 est.)
Marshall Islands $97.96 million (2013 est.)
$87 million (2008 est.)
Mauritania $3.585 billion (31 December 2016 est.)
$3.415 billion (31 December 2015 est.)
Mauritius $10.89 billion (31 December 2016 est.)
$10.62 billion (31 December 2015 est.)
Mexico $484.6 billion (31 December 2016 est.)
$441.6 billion (31 December 2015 est.)
Micronesia, Federated States of $93.6 million (2013 est.)
$93.5 million (2012 est.)
Moldova $6.362 billion (31 December 2016 est.)
$6.207 billion (31 December 2015 est.)
Monaco $NA
Mongolia $18.67 billion (31 December 2016 est.)
$18.16 billion (31 December 2015 est.)
Montenegro $1.576 billion (31 December 2014 est.)
$1.433 billion (31 December 2013 est.)
Montserrat $8.9 million (1997)
Morocco $42.98 billion (31 December 2016 est.)
$42.25 billion (31 December 2015 est.)
Mozambique $9.554 billion (31 December 2016 est.)
$9.743 billion (31 December 2015 est.)
Namibia $6.515 billion (31 December 2016 est.)
$6.124 billion (31 December 2015 est.)
Nauru $33.3 million (2004 est.)
Nepal $4.99 billion (31 December 2016 est.)
$4.609 billion (31 December 2015 est.)
Netherlands $4.284 trillion (31 March 2016 est.)
$4.02 trillion (31 March 2015 est.)
New Caledonia $112 million (31 December 2013 est.)
$79 million (31 December 1998 est.)
New Zealand $81.39 billion (31 December 2016 est.)
$83.4 billion (31 December 2015 est.)
Nicaragua $11.1 billion (31 December 2016 est.)
$10.64 billion (31 December 2015 est.)
Nigeria $39.1 billion (31 December 2016 est.)
$32.27 billion (31 December 2015 est.)
Niger $2.729 billion (31 December 2016 est.)
$2.611 billion (31 December 2015 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 $20.85 billion (31 December 2016 est.)
$12.94 billion (31 December 2015 est.)
Pakistan $64.04 billion (31 December 2016 est.)
$60.91 billion (31 December 2015 est.)
Palau $18.38 billion (31 December 2014 est.)
$16.47 billion (31 December 2013 est.)
Panama $22.9 billion (31 December 2016 est.)
$21.03 billion (31 December 2015 est.)
Papua New Guinea $22.04 billion (31 December 2016 est.)
$20.41 billion (31 December 2015 est.)
Paraguay $15.42 billion (31 December 2016 est.)
$14.41 billion (31 December 2015 est.)
Peru $69.78 billion (31 December 2016 est.)
$67.87 billion (31 December 2015 est.)
Philippines $77.46 billion (31 December 2016 est.)
$77.46 billion (31 December 2015 est.)
Poland $344.8 billion (31 December 2016 est.)
$332.2 billion (31 December 2015 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 $159.2 billion (31 December 2016 est.)
$141.6 billion (31 December 2015 est.)
Romania $101.4 billion (31 December 2016 est.)
$102.6 billion (31 December 2015 est.)
Russia $514.8 billion (31 December 2016 est.)
$520.2 billion (31 December 2015 est.)
Rwanda $2.442 billion (31 December 2016 est.)
$2.178 billion (31 December 2015 est.)
Saint Helena, Ascension, and Tristan da Cunha $NA
Saint Kitts and Nevis $187.5 million (31 December 2016 est.)
$168.3 million (31 December 2015 est.)
Saint Lucia $523.2 million (31 December 2016 est.)
$517 million (31 December 2015 est.)
Saint Pierre and Miquelon $NA
Saint Vincent and the Grenadines $321.1 million (31 December 2016 est.)
$327 million (31 December 2015 est.)
Samoa $447.2 million (31 December 2013 est.)
$450.2 million (31 December 2014 est.)
San Marino $NA
Sao Tome and Principe $236.5 million (31 December 2016 est.)
$219 million (31 December 2015 est.)
Saudi Arabia $200.9 billion (31 December 2016 est.)
$169.8 billion (31 December 2015 est.)
Senegal $6.186 billion (31 December 2016 est.)
$5.735 billion (31 December 2015 est.)
Serbia $31.64 billion (31 December 2016 est.)
$32.44 billion (31 December 2015 est.)
Seychelles $2.552 billion (31 December 2016 est.)
$2.758 billion (31 December 2015 est.)
Sierra Leone $1.561 billion (31 December 2016 est.)
$1.403 billion (31 December 2015 est.)
Singapore $467.4 billion (31 December 2016 est.)
$465.5 billion (31 December 2015 est.)
Slovakia $75.04 billion (31 March 2016 est.)
$74.19 billion (31 March 2015 est.)
Slovenia $51.65 billion (31 March 2016 est.)
$51.05 billion (31 March 2015 est.)
Solomon Islands $491.5 million (31 December 2013 est.)
$187.3 million (31 December 2014 est.)
Somalia $3.054 billion (31 December 2013 est.)
$2.92 billion (31 December 2014 est.)
South Africa $129.7 billion (31 December 2016 est.)
$131.7 billion (31 December 2015 est.)
Spain $2.094 trillion (31 March 2016 est.)
$1.963 trillion (31 March 2015 est.)
Sri Lanka $47.65 billion (31 December 2016 est.)
$45.47 billion (31 December 2015 est.)
Sudan $51.1 billion (31 December 2016 est.)
$49.42 billion (31 December 2015 est.)
Suriname $1.235 billion (31 December 2016 est.)
$1.15 billion (31 December 2015 est.)
Swaziland $470.5 million (31 December 2016 est.)
$440.1 million (31 December 2015 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 $5.918 billion (31 December 2016 est.)
$5.3 billion (31 December 2015 est.)
Taiwan $155.4 billion (31 December 2016 est.)
$159 billion (31 December 2015 est.)
Tajikistan $3.976 billion (31 December 2016 est.)
$3.938 billion (31 December 2015 est.)
Tanzania $15.89 billion (31 December 2016 est.)
$15.3 billion (31 December 2015 est.)
Thailand $137.1 billion (31 December 2016 est.)
$134.7 billion (31 December 2015 est.)
Timor-Leste $311.5 million (31 December 2014 est.)
$687 million (31 December 2013 est.)
Togo $1.173 billion (31 December 2016 est.)
$1.034 billion (31 December 2015 est.)
Tonga $233.1 million (31 December 2016 est.)
$206.2 million (31 December 2015 est.)
Trinidad and Tobago $7.917 billion (31 December 2016 est.)
$6.826 billion (31 December 2015 est.)
Tunisia $27.23 billion (31 December 2016 est.)
$25.45 billion (31 December 2015 est.)
Turkey $410.4 billion (31 December 2016 est.)
$397.8 billion (31 December 2015 est.)
Turkmenistan $502.8 million (31 December 2016 est.)
$454.7 million (31 December 2015 est.)
Turks and Caicos Islands $NA
Tuvalu $NA
Uganda $6.241 billion (31 December 2016 est.)
$5.649 billion (31 December 2015 est.)
Ukraine $127.7 billion (31 December 2016 est.)
$119.8 billion (31 December 2015 est.)
United Arab Emirates $220.4 billion (31 December 2016 est.)
$204.3 billion (31 December 2015 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 $21.3 billion (31 December 2016 est.)
$20.07 billion (31 December 2015 est.)
Uzbekistan $15.75 billion (31 December 2016 est.)
$13.92 billion (31 December 2015 est.)
Vanuatu $208.1 million (31 December 2016 est.)
$190.9 million (31 December 2015 est.)
Venezuela $91.99 billion (31 December 2016 est.)
$101.9 billion (31 December 2015 est.)
Vietnam $78.88 billion (31 December 2016 est.)
$73.33 billion (31 December 2015 est.)
Virgin Islands $NA
Wallis and Futuna $3.67 million (2004)
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 $75.74 trillion (31 December 2016 est.)
$74.28 trillion (31 December 2015 est.)
note: this figure is the sum total of all countries' external debt, both public and private
Yemen $7.661 billion (31 December 2016 est.)
$7.697 billion (31 December 2015 est.)
Zambia $9.27 billion (31 December 2016 est.)
$8.88 billion (31 December 2015 est.)
Zimbabwe $10.9 billion (31 December 2016 est.)
$10.56 billion (31 December 2015 est.)