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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
Country
Debt - external
Afghanistan $1.28 billion (FY10/11)
$2.7 billion (FY08/09)
Albania $5.917 billion (31 December 2012 est.)
$5.938 billion (31 December 2011 est.)
Algeria $5.942 billion (31 December 2012 est.)
$6.072 billion (31 December 2011 est.)
American Samoa $NA
Andorra $NA
Angola $21.78 billion (31 December 2012 est.)
$21.12 billion (31 December 2011 est.)
Anguilla $8.8 million (1998)
Antigua and Barbuda $441.2 million (31 December 2012)
$458 million (June 2010)
Argentina $141.1 billion (31 December 2012 est.)
$140.7 billion (31 December 2011 est.)
Armenia $7.292 billion (31 December 2012 est.)
$7.383 billion (31 December 2011 est.)
Aruba $533.4 million (2005 est.)
Australia $1.497 trillion (31 December 2012 est.)
$1.383 trillion (31 December 2011 est.)
Austria $808.1 billion (31 December 2012)
$786.1 billion (31 December 2011)
Azerbaijan $7.608 billion (31 December 2012 est.)
$7.492 billion (31 December 2011 est.)
Bahamas, The $16.88 billion (31 December 2012 est.)
$15.13 billion (31 December 2011 est.)
Bahrain $27.12 billion (31 December 2012 est.)
$27.04 billion (31 December 2011 est.)
Bangladesh $28.07 billion (31 December 2012 est.)
$29.12 billion (31 December 2011 est.)
Barbados $4.49 billion (2010 est.)
$668 million (2003 est.)
Belarus $34.12 billion (31 December 2012 est.)
$34.02 billion (31 December 2011 est.)
Belgium $1.424 trillion (31 December 2012)
$1.417 trillion (31 December 2011)
Belize $1.503 billion (31 December 2012 est.)
$1.423 billion (31 December 2011 est.)
Benin $1.403 billion (31 December 2012 est.)
$1.327 billion (31 December 2011 est.)
Bermuda $1.4 billion (2012 est.)
Bhutan $1.275 billion (2011)
$836 million (2009)
Bolivia $7.007 billion (31 December 2012 est.)
$6.474 billion (31 December 2011 est.)
Bosnia and Herzegovina $10.87 billion (31 December 2012 est.)
$10.73 billion (31 December 2011 est.)
Botswana $2.437 billion (31 December 2012 est.)
$2.396 billion (31 December 2011 est.)
Brazil $428.3 billion (31 December 2012 est.)
$404.3 billion (31 December 2011 est.)
British Virgin Islands $36.1 million (1997)
Brunei $0 (2005)
Bulgaria $50.54 billion (31 December 2012 est.)
$47.32 billion (31 December 2011 est.)
Burkina Faso $2.586 billion (31 December 2012 est.)
$2.42 billion (31 December 2011 est.)
Burma $5.614 billion (31 December 2012 est.)
$7.766 billion (31 December 2011 est.)
Burundi $639.7 million (31 December 2012 est.)
$627.7 million (31 December 2011 est.)
Cambodia $4.446 billion (31 December 2012 est.)
$4.336 billion (31 December 2011 est.)
Cameroon $3.208 billion (31 December 2012 est.)
$3.074 billion (31 December 2011 est.)
Canada $1.326 trillion (31 December 2012)
$1.191 trillion (31 December 2011)
Cape Verde $1.136 billion (31 December 2012 est.)
$1.025 billion (31 December 2011 est.)
Central African Republic $623.9 million (31 December 2012 est.)
$573 million (31 December 2011 est.)
Chad $1.793 billion (31 December 2012 est.)
$1.821 billion (31 December 2011 est.)
Chile $104.6 billion (31 December 2012 est.)
$96.24 billion (31 December 2011 est.)
China $770.8 billion (31 December 2012 est.)
$685.4 billion (31 December 2011 est.)
Colombia $82.42 billion (31 December 2012 est.)
$76.92 billion (31 December 2011 est.)
Comoros $136.1 million (31 December 2012 est.)
$277.9 million (31 December 2011 est.)
Congo, Democratic Republic of the $6.089 billion (31 December 2012 est.)
$5.448 billion (31 December 2011 est.)
Congo, Republic of the $2.958 billion (31 December 2012 est.)
$2.523 billion (31 December 2011 est.)
Cook Islands $141 million (1996 est.)
Costa Rica $13.8 billion (31 December 2012 est.)
$10.29 billion (31 December 2011 est.)
Cote d'Ivoire $8.145 billion (31 December 2012 est.)
$12.01 billion (31 December 2011 est.)
Croatia $65.23 billion (31 December 2012 est.)
$64.94 billion (31 December 2011 est.)
Cuba $22.51 billion (31 December 2012 est.)
$21.88 billion (31 December 2011 est.)
Cyprus $106.5 billion (31 December 2011 est.)
$113.6 billion (31 December 2010 est.)
Czech Republic $98.95 billion (31 December 2012 est.)
$95.05 billion (31 December 2011 est.)
Denmark $587.6 billion (31 December 2012)
$571.4 billion (31 December 2011)
Djibouti $772.1 million (31 December 2012 est.)
$767 million (31 December 2011 est.)
Dominica $276.5 million (31 December 2012 est.)
$283.9 million (31 December 2011 est.)
Dominican Republic $16.33 billion (31 December 2012 est.)
$15.39 billion (31 December 2011 est.)
Ecuador $17.71 billion (31 December 2012 est.)
$16.5 billion (31 December 2011 est.)
Egypt $38.92 billion (31 December 2012 est.)
$35 billion (31 December 2011 est.)
El Salvador $13.54 billion (31 December 2012 est.)
$12 billion (31 December 2011 est.)
Equatorial Guinea $1.852 billion (31 December 2012 est.)
$1.49 billion (31 December 2011 est.)
Eritrea $1.057 billion (31 December 2012 est.)
$1.055 billion (31 December 2011 est.)
Estonia $25.55 billion (31 December 2012 est.)
$25.01 billion (31 December 2011 est.)
Ethiopia $10.35 billion (31 December 2012 est.)
$8.597 billion (31 December 2011 est.)
European Union $15.5 trillion (31 December 2012)
$14.78 trillion (31 December 2011)
Falkland Islands (Islas Malvinas) $NA
Faroe Islands $888.8 million (2010)
$68.1 million (2006)
Fiji $661.9 million (31 December 2012 est.)
$860.7 million (31 December 2011 est.)
Finland $599.3 billion (31 December 2012)
$478.5 billion (31 December 2011)
France $5.165 trillion (31 December 2012)
$5.004 trillion (31 December 2011)
French Polynesia $NA
Gabon $3.196 billion (31 December 2012 est.)
$2.879 billion (31 December 2011 est.)
Gambia, The $480.6 million (31 December 2012 est.)
$466.5 million (31 December 2011 est.)
Gaza Strip see entry for West Bank
Georgia $13.36 billion (31 December 2012)
$11.12 billion (31 December 2011 est.)
Germany $5.719 trillion (31 December 2012)
$5.338 trillion (31 December 2011)
Ghana $12.71 billion (31 December 2012 est.)
$11.29 billion (31 December 2011 est.)
Gibraltar $NA
Greece $576.6 billion (31 December 2012)
$478.7 billion (31 December 2011)
Greenland $36.4 million (2010)
$58 million (2009)
Grenada $538 million (2010 est.)
$542 million (2009 est.)
Guam $NA
Guatemala $16.79 billion (31 December 2012 est.)
$16.29 billion (31 December 2011 est.)
Guernsey $NA
Guinea $2.584 billion (31 December 2012 est.)
$3.139 billion (31 December 2011 est.)
Guinea-Bissau $1.095 billion (31 December 2010 est.)
$941.5 million (31 December 2000 est.)
Guyana $1.846 billion (31 December 2011 est.)
$1.234 billion (31 December 2010)
Haiti $958.2 million (31 December 2012 est.)
$782.9 million (31 December 2011 est.)
Honduras $4.782 billion (31 December 2012 est.)
$4.452 billion (31 December 2011 est.)
Hong Kong $1.047 trillion (31 December 2012 est.)
$974.6 billion (31 December 2011 est.)
Hungary $202 billion (31 December 2012 est.)
$208.7 billion (31 December 2011 est.)
Iceland $100.2 billion (31 December 2012)
$110.8 billion (31 December 2011 est.)
India $376.3 billion (31 December 2012 est.)
$334.3 billion (31 December 2011 est.)
Indonesia $251.2 billion (31 December 2012 est.)
$225.4 billion (31 December 2011 est.)
Iran $14.84 billion (31 December 2012 est.)
$19.11 billion (31 December 2011 est.)
Iraq $50.26 billion (31 December 2012 est.)
$50.79 billion (31 December 2011 est.)
Ireland $2.163 trillion (31 December 2012)
$2.213 trillion (31 December 2011)
Isle of Man $NA
Israel $94.34 billion (31 December 2012 est.)
$104.7 billion (31 December 2011 est.)
Italy $2.493 trillion (31 December 2012 est.)
$2.35 trillion (31 December 2011 est.)
Jamaica $14 billion (31 December 2012 est.)
$14.35 billion (31 December 2011 est.)
Japan $3.024 trillion (31 December 2012)
$3.115 trillion (31 December 2011)
Jersey $NA
Jordan $17.71 billion (31 December 2012 est.)
$17.63 billion (31 December 2011 est.)
Kazakhstan $137.1 billion (31 December 2012 est.)
$125.2 billion (31 December 2011 est.)
Kenya $11.01 billion (31 December 2012 est.)
$10.26 billion (31 December 2011 est.)
Kiribati $10 million (1999 est.)
Korea, North $12.5 billion (2001 est.)
Korea, South $413.4 billion (31 December 2012 est.)
$398.7 billion (31 December 2011 est.)
Kosovo $326 million (2011 est.)
$900 million (2010 est.)
Kuwait $30.3 billion (31 December 2012 est.)
$32.01 billion (31 December 2011 est.)
Kyrgyzstan $3.722 billion (31 December 2012 est.)
$5.486 billion (31 December 2011 est.)
Laos $6.288 billion (31 December 2012 est.)
$6.158 billion (31 December 2011 est.)
Latvia $39.81 billion (31 December 2012 est.)
$38.06 billion (31 December 2011 est.)
Lebanon $29.02 billion (31 December 2012 est.)
$24.88 billion (31 December 2011 est.)
Lesotho $778.6 million (31 December 2012 est.)
$791.9 million (31 December 2011 est.)
Liberia $348 million (31 December 2012 est.)
$447.6 million (31 December 2011 est.)
Libya $5.278 billion (31 December 2012 est.)
$4.882 billion (31 December 2011 est.)
Liechtenstein $0 (2001)
Lithuania $32.84 billion (31 December 2012 est.)
$31.01 billion (31 December 2011 est.)
Luxembourg $2.643 trillion (31 December 2012)
$2.084 trillion (31 December 2011)
Macau $0 (2012)
Macedonia $6.807 billion (31 December 2012 est.)
$6.271 billion (31 December 2011 est.)
Madagascar $3.127 billion (31 December 2012 est.)
$2.769 billion (31 December 2011 est.)
Malawi $1.365 billion (31 December 2012 est.)
$1.202 billion (31 December 2011 est.)
Malaysia $99.93 billion (31 December 2012 est.)
$94.47 billion (31 December 2011 est.)
Maldives $890.8 million (2012 est.)
$684.2 million (2011 est.)
Mali $2.789 billion (31 December 2012 est.)
$2.693 billion (31 December 2011 est.)
Malta $45.77 billion (31 December 2012)
$43.16 billion (31 December 2011)
Marshall Islands $87 million (2008 est.)
$86.5 million (FY99/00 est.)
Mauritania $2.897 billion (31 December 2012 est.)
$2.709 billion (31 December 2011 est.)
Mauritius $3.275 billion (31 December 2012 est.)
$2.686 billion (31 December 2011 est.)
Mexico $352.9 billion (31 December 2012 est.)
$286.6 billion (31 December 2011 est.)
Micronesia, Federated States of $60.8 million (FY05 est.)
Moldova $6.132 billion (31 December 2012 est.)
$5.443 billion (31 December 2011 est.)
Monaco $NA
Mongolia $3.423 billion (31 December 2012 est.)
$2.564 billion (31 December 2011 est.)
Montenegro $1.7 billion (2012 est.)
$1.2 billion (2011 est.)
Montserrat $8.9 million (1997)
Morocco $33.98 billion (31 December 2012 est.)
$29.05 billion (31 December 2011 est.)
Mozambique $4.562 billion (31 December 2012 est.)
$4.097 billion (31 December 2011 est.)
Namibia $4.302 billion (31 December 2012 est.)
$4.187 billion (31 December 2011 est.)
Nauru $33.3 million (2004 est.)
Nepal $3.956 billion (31 December 2011 est.)
$3.673 billion (31 December 2010 est.)
Netherlands $2.487 trillion (31 December 2012)
$2.482 trillion (31 December 2011)
New Caledonia $79 million (1998 est.)
New Zealand $90.16 billion (31 December 2012 est.)
$91.28 billion (31 December 2011 est.)
Nicaragua $7.926 billion (31 December 2012 est.)
$7.309 billion (31 December 2011 est.)
Niger $1.543 billion (31 December 2012 est.)
$1.408 billion (31 December 2011 est.)
Nigeria $13.12 billion (31 December 2012 est.)
$13.11 billion (31 December 2011 est.)
Niue $418,000 (2002 est.)
Norfolk Island $NA
Northern Mariana Islands $NA
Norway $659.1 billion (31 December 2012)
$595.7 billion (31 December 2011)
note: Norway is a net external creditor
Oman $10.18 billion (31 December 2012 est.)
$9.297 billion (31 December 2011 est.)
Pakistan $56.19 billion (31 December 2012 est.)
$60.18 billion (31 December 2011 est.)
Palau $0 (FY99/00)
Panama $14.2 billion (31 December 2012 est.)
$12.58 billion (31 December 2011 est.)
Papua New Guinea $13.25 billion (31 December 2012 est.)
$12.44 billion (31 December 2011 est.)
Paraguay $5.957 billion (31 December 2012 est.)
$6.013 billion (31 December 2011 est.)
Peru $52.59 billion (31 December 2012 est.)
$43.52 billion (31 December 2011 est.)
note: public debt component of total: $20.6 billion (31 December 2009)
Philippines $74.87 billion (31 December 2012 est.)
$76.04 billion (31 December 2011 est.)
Poland $364.2 billion (31 December 2012 est.)
$320.6 billion (31 December 2011 est.)
Portugal $508.3 billion (31 December 2012)
$482.2 billion (31 December 2011)
Puerto Rico $56.82 billion (31 December 2010 est.)
$52.98 billion (31 December 2009 est.)
Qatar $134.8 billion (31 December 2012 est.)
$128 billion (31 December 2011 est.)
Romania $132.1 billion (31 December 2012 est.)
$129.8 billion (31 December 2011 est.)
Russia $631.8 billion (31 December 2012 est.)
$543 billion (31 December 2011 est.)
Rwanda $1.153 billion (31 December 2012 est.)
$1.103 billion (31 December 2011 est.)
Saint Helena, Ascension, and Tristan da Cunha $NA
Saint Kitts and Nevis $189.4 million (31 December 2012 est.)
$199.1 million (31 December 2011 est.)
Saint Lucia $438.8 million (31 December 2012 est.)
$447.8 million (31 December 2011 est.)
Saint Pierre and Miquelon $NA
Saint Vincent and the Grenadines $265.1 million (31 December 2012 est.)
$282.8 million (31 December 2011 est.)
Samoa $368.3 million (31 December 2011 est.)
$235.5 million (31 December 2009 est.)
San Marino $NA
Sao Tome and Principe $299.5 million (31 December 2012 est.)
$230.9 million (31 December 2011 est.)
Saudi Arabia $134 billion (31 December 2012 est.)
$113.7 billion (31 December 2011 est.)
Senegal $4.222 billion (31 December 2012 est.)
$4.32 billion (31 December 2011 est.)
Serbia $33.69 billion (31 December 2012 est.)
$31.57 billion (31 December 2011 est.)
Seychelles $1.776 billion (31 December 2012 est.)
$1.779 billion (31 December 2011 est.)
Sierra Leone $1.125 billion (31 December 2012 est.)
$1.049 billion (31 December 2011 est.)
Singapore $1.174 trillion (31 December 2012 est.)
$1.088 trillion (31 December 2011 est.)
Slovakia $68.44 billion (31 December 2012 est.)
$68.61 billion (31 December 2011 est.)
Slovenia $53.88 billion (31 December 2012)
$52.07 billion (31 December 2011)
Solomon Islands $255.5 million (31 December 2011 est.)
$166 million (2004)
Somalia $3.05 billion (31 December 2011 est.)
$2.942 billion (31 December 2010 est.)
South Africa $137.5 billion (31 December 2012 est.)
$113.1 billion (31 December 2011 est.)
Spain $2.311 trillion (31 December 2012)
$2.269 trillion (31 December 2011)
Sri Lanka $26.87 billion (31 December 2012 est.)
$23.98 billion (31 December 2011 est.)
Sudan $39.63 billion (31 December 2012 est.)
$38.63 billion (31 December 2011 est.)
Suriname $905 million (31 December 2012 est.)
$869 million (31 December 2011 est.)
Swaziland $609.8 million (31 December 2012 est.)
$604.5 million (31 December 2011 est.)
Sweden $1.034 trillion (31 December 2012)
$992.5 billion (31 December 2011)
Switzerland $1.563 trillion (31 December 2012)
$1.424 trillion (31 December 2011)
Syria $8.33 billion (31 December 2012 est.)
$8.196 billion (31 December 2011 est.)
Taiwan $125.7 billion (31 December 2012 est.)
$122.5 billion (31 December 2011 est.)
Tajikistan $3.418 billion (31 December 2012 est.)
$3.323 billion (31 December 2011 est.)
Tanzania $11.58 billion (31 December 2012 est.)
$10.04 billion (31 December 2011 est.)
Thailand $133.7 billion (31 December 2012 est.)
$104.6 billion (31 December 2011 est.)
Togo $NA (31 December 2012 est.)
$643.1 million (31 December 2011 est.)
Tonga $198.1 million (31 December 2012 est.)
$190.5 million (31 December 2011 est.)
Trinidad and Tobago $4.557 billion (31 December 2012 est.)
$4.84 billion (31 December 2011 est.)
Tunisia $25.4 billion (31 December 2012 est.)
$22.34 billion (31 December 2011 est.)
Turkey $336.9 billion (31 December 2012 est.)
$307 billion (31 December 2011 est.)
Turkmenistan $428.9 million (31 December 2012 est.)
$451.5 million (31 December 2011 est.)
Turks and Caicos Islands $NA
Tuvalu $NA
Uganda $4.514 billion (31 December 2012 est.)
$3.858 billion (31 December 2011 est.)
Ukraine $135 billion (31 December 2012 est.)
$126.2 billion (31 December 2011 est.)
United Arab Emirates $163.8 billion (31 December 2012 est.)
$159.2 billion (31 December 2011 est.)
United Kingdom $10.09 trillion (31 December 2012)
$9.961 trillion (31 December 2011)
United States $15.93 trillion (31 December 2012)
$15.51 trillion (31 December 2011)
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 $21.07 billion (31 December 2012 est.)
$14.35 billion (31 December 2011 est.)
Uzbekistan $8.072 billion (31 December 2012 est.)
$8.382 billion (31 December 2011 est.)
Vanuatu $307.7 million (31 December 2011 est.)
$258.9 million (31 December 2010 est.)
Venezuela $75.75 billion (31 December 2012 est.)
$67.91 billion (31 December 2011 est.)
Vietnam $53.08 billion (31 December 2012 est.)
$57.84 billion (31 December 2011 est.)
Virgin Islands $NA
Wallis and Futuna $3.67 million (2004)
West Bank $1.04 billion (2010 est.)
$1.3 billion (2007 est.)
note: data include the Gaza Strip
Western Sahara $NA
World $72.85 trillion (31 December 2012 est.)
$69.6 trillion (31 December 2011 est.)
note: this figure is the sum total of all countries' external debt, both public and private
Yemen $7.395 billion (31 December 2012 est.)
$6.418 billion (31 December 2011 est.)
Zambia $5.048 billion (31 December 2012 est.)
$4.36 billion (31 December 2011 est.)
Zimbabwe $8.767 billion (31 December 2012 est.)
$6.276 billion (31 December 2011 est.)
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