List of Gross External Debt by Country

External debt is the total  public (government) and private debt owed to nonresidents repayable in internationally accepted currencies, goods, or services. This is gross (total) external debt. It does not measure net debt.

External debt is different to measures of public (government) debt. See: List of national debt by country.

List of External Debt by Country

 

Rank Country External debt

US dollars

Date Per capita $US % of GDP
1 United States 14,300,000,000,000 30 June 2010 45,097 95
EU 13,720,000,000,000 30 June 2010 27,864 85
2 UK 8,981,000,000,000 30 June 2010 144,338 400
3 Germany 4,713,000,000,000 30 June 2010 57,755 142
4 France 4,698,000,000,000 30 June 2010 74,619 182
5 Netherlands 3,733,000,000,000 31 Dec 2009 225,814 471
6 Japan 2,441,000,000,000 30 Sep 2010 19,148 45
7 Ireland 2,253,000,000,000 30 Sep 2010 503,914 1,103
8 Norway 2,232,000,000,000 30 June 2010 454,768 538
9 Italy 2,223,000,000,000 30 June 2010 est. 36,841 108
10 Spain 2,166,000,000,000 30 June 2010 47,069 154
11 Luxembourg 1,892,000,000,000 30 June 2010 3,746,535 3,443
12 Belgium 1,241,000,000,000 30 June 2010 113,603 266
13 Switzerland 1,200,000,000,000 30 Sep 2010 154,063 229
14 Australia 1,169,000,000,000 31 Dec 2010 est. 52,596 95
15 Canada 1,009,000,000,000 30 June 2010 29,625 64
16 Sweden 853,300,000,000 30 June 2010 91,487 187
17 Austria 755,000,000,000 30 June 2010 90,128 200
Hong Kong 750,800,000,000 31 Dec 2010 est. 105,420 334
18 Denmark 559,500,000,000 30 June 2010 101,084 180
19 Greece 532,900,000,000 30 June 2010 47,636 174
20 Portugal 497,800,000,000 30 June 2010 46,795 217
21 Russia 480,200,000,000 30 November 2010 est. 3,421 33
22 China 406,600,000,000 31 Dec 2010 est. 303 7
23 Finland 370,800,000,000 30 June 2010 68,960 155
24 South Korea 370,100,000,000 31 Dec 2010 est. 7,567 37
25 Brazil 310,800,000,000 31 Dec 2010 est. 1,608 15
26 Turkey 270,700,000,000 31 Dec 2010 est. 3,794 36
27 Polan 252,900,000,000 31 Dec 2010 est. 6,639 54
28 India 237,100,000,000 31 Dec 2010 est. 195 15
29 Mexico 212,500,000,000 31 Dec 2010 est. 1,956 20
30 Indonesia 196,100,000,000 31 Dec 2010 est. 837 28
31 Argentina 160,900,000,000 30 Sep 2010 est. 3,971 43
32 Hungary 148,400,000,000 31 Dec 2010 est. 14,821 115
33 UAE 122,700,000,000 31 Dec 2010 est. 24,273 41
34 Romania 108,900,000,000 31 Dec 2010 est. 5,082 67
35 Ukraine 97,500,000,000 31 Dec 2010 est. 2,144 71
36 Kazakhstan 94,440,000,000 31 Dec 2010 est. 6,060 68
37 China 91,410,000,000 31 Dec 2010 est. 3,918 21
38 Israel 89,680,000,000 31 Dec 2010 est. 12,070 42
39 Czech Republic 86,790,000,000 31 Dec 2010 est. 8,260 45
40 Chile 84,510,000,000 31 Dec 2010 est. 4,916 42
41 Saudi Arabia 82,920,000,000 31 Dec 2010 est. 3,176 19
42 Thailand 82,500,000,000 31 Dec 2010 est. 1,292 26
43 South Africa 80,520,000,000 30 June 2010 est. 1,613 23
44 Malaysia 72,600,000,000 31 Dec 2010 est. 2,570 31
45 Qatar 71,380,000,000 31 Dec 2010 est. 41,988 55
46 New Zealand 64,330,000,000 31 Dec 2010 est. 14,724 46
47 Philippines 59,770,000,000 30 Sep 2010 est. 636 32
48 Croatia 59,700,000,000 31 Dec 2010 est. 13,519 99
49 Slovakia 59,330,000,000 30 June 2010 est. 10,926 68
50 Colombia 57,740,000,000 31 Dec 2010 est. 1,269 20
51 Pakistan 57,210,000,000 31 Dec 2010 est. 343 33
52 Kuwait 56,810,000,000 31 Dec 2010 est. 15,754 43
53 Venezuela 55,610,000,000 31 Dec 2010 est. 1,906 19
54 Iraq 52,580,000,000 31 Dec 2010 est. 1,641 64
55 Slovenia 51,570,000,000 30 June 2010 25,555 108
56 Bulgaria 47,150,000,000 30 November 2010 est. 6,261 99
57 Sudan 37,980,000,000 31 Dec 2010 est. 946 55
58 Latvia 37,280,000,000 31 Dec 2010 est. 16,584 155
59 Lebanon 34,450,000,000 31 Dec 2010 est. 8,815 88
60 Vietnam 33,450,000,000 31 Dec 2010 est. 379 32
61 Peru 33,290,000,000 31 Dec 2010 est. 1,126 22
62 Cyprus 32,610,000,000 31 Dec 2008 est. 37,812 129
63 Serbia 30,900,000,000 30 November 2010 est. 4,178 80
64 Egypt 30,610,000,000 31 Dec 2010 est. 391 14
65 Lithuania 27,600,000,000 31 Dec 2010 est. 8,381 76
66 Estonia 25,130,000,000 31 Dec 2010 est. 18,852 127
67 Belarus 24,800,000,000 31 Dec 2010 est. 2,629 45
68 Bangladesh 24,460,000,000 31 Dec 2010 est. 149 23
69 Morocco 22,690,000,000 31 Dec 2010 est. 712 22
70 Singapore 21,660,000,000 31 Dec 2010 est. 4,194 10
71 Cuba 19,750,000,000 31 Dec 2010 est. 1,780 34
72 Tunisia 18,760,000,000 31 Dec 2010 est. 1,779 42
73 Monaco 16,500,000,000 July 2011 est. 5,265 260
74 Angola 17,980,000,000 31 Dec 2010 est. 944 21
75 Sri Lanka 17,970,000,000 31 Dec 2010 est. 881 36
76 Guatemala 17,470,000,000 31 Dec 2010 est. 1,216 42
77 Ecuador 14,710,000,000 31 Dec 2010 est. 995 25
78 Bahrain 14,680,000,000 31 Dec 2010 est. 13,261 65
79 Panama 13,850,000,000 31 Dec 2010 est. 3,927 52
80 Congo 13,500,000,000 2009 est. 197 122
81 Uruguay 13,390,000,000 31 Dec 2010 est. 3,989 33
82 Dominican Republic 13,090,000,000 31 Dec 2010 est. 1,326 25
83 Iran 12,840,000,000 31 Dec 2010 est. 170 4
84 Jamaica 12,660,000,000 31 Dec 2010 est. 4,660 92
85 North Korea 12,500,000,000 2001 est. 544 N/A
86 Cote d’Ivoire 11,600,000,000 31 Dec 2010 est. 527 51
87 El Salvador 11,450,000,000 31 Dec 2010 est. 1,953 53
88 Nigeria 11,020,000,000 31 Dec 2010 est. 71 5
89 Oman 8,829,000,000 31 Dec 2010 est. 2,962 16
90 Costa Rica 8,550,000,000 31 Dec 2010 est. 1,874 24
91 Bosnia and Hersegovina 7,996,000,000 31 Dec 2010 est. 2,052 48
92 Kenya 7,935,000,000 31 Dec 2010 est. 200 25
93 Syria 7,682,000,000 31 Dec 2010 est. 373 13
94 Zimbabwe 7,662,000,000 31 Dec 2010 est. 609 103
95 Tanzania 7,576,000,000 31 Dec 2010 est. 183 33
96 Yemen 7,147,000,000 31 Dec 2010 est. 293 23
97 Burma 7,145,000,000 31 Dec 2010 est. 117 17
98 Ghana 6,483,000,000 31 Dec 2010 est. 274 21
99 Libya 6,378,000,000 31 Dec 2010 est. 972 9
100 Malta 5,978,000,000 31 Dec 2010 14,233 72

 

Sources:

  • External Debt CIA

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