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External Debt by Country

Authored By Staff Writer | Last Updated: 4/24/2014

External debt commitments can severely limit the spending capabilities of a global power, particularly in times of total war.

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Per the CIA World Factbook, External Debt is the total public and private debt carried by a particular nation as owed to outside parties (i.e. the international community), repayable through currency exchanges, consumer/durable goods and applicable services. Typically, larger, better developed nations will carry a large external debt total. External Debt is just one outside factor used when considering a nation's overall fiscal "health" as going to war tends to have a prominent, far-reaching impact on economies. For the purposes of the final GFP ranking, a high External Debt total serves a penalty.


External Debt data through 2012. The values below are displayed in USD ($).

1
15,930,000,000,000
2
10,090,000,000,000
3
5,719,000,000,000
4
5,165,000,000,000
5
3,024,000,000,000
6
2,493,000,000,000
7
2,487,000,000,000
8
2,311,000,000,000
9
1,563,000,000,000
10
1,497,000,000,000
11
1,424,000,000,000
12
1,326,000,000,000
13
1,174,000,000,000
14
1,034,000,000,000
15
808,100,000,000
16
728,900,000,000
17
659,100,000,000
18
631,800,000,000
19
599,300,000,000
20
587,600,000,000
21
576,600,000,000
22
508,300,000,000
23
438,900,000,000
24
378,900,000,000
25
364,200,000,000
26
347,100,000,000
27
336,700,000,000
28
224,100,000,000
29
169,300,000,000
30
162,300,000,000
31
136,500,000,000
32
136,300,000,000
33
134,800,000,000
34
133,700,000,000
35
133,500,000,000
36
130,800,000,000
37
130,400,000,000
38
129,300,000,000
39
113,700,000,000
40
112,700,000,000
41
101,000,000,000
42
98,820,000,000
43
93,980,000,000
44
85,180,000,000
45
80,720,000,000
46
75,750,000,000
47
74,880,000,000
48
68,440,000,000
49
65,370,000,000
50
63,950,000,000
51
60,200,000,000
52
54,500,000,000
53
53,880,000,000
54
50,470,000,000
55
39,540,000,000
56
38,690,000,000
57
36,520,000,000
58
33,690,000,000
59
32,840,000,000
60
32,150,000,000
61
29,760,000,000
62
29,530,000,000
63
27,540,000,000
64
26,830,000,000
65
25,690,000,000
66
25,160,000,000
67
24,600,000,000
68
21,850,000,000
69
19,670,000,000
70
17,680,000,000
71
16,020,000,000
72
14,840,000,000
73
13,560,000,000
74
13,400,000,000
75
12,640,000,000
76
11,820,000,000
77
11,670,000,000
78
11,060,000,000
79
10,030,000,000
80
9,990,000,000
81
9,110,000,000
82
8,765,000,000
83
8,394,000,000
84
7,790,000,000
85
7,419,000,000
86
7,342,000,000
87
6,890,000,000
88
6,288,000,000
89
6,087,000,000
90
5,985,000,000
91
5,639,000,000
92
5,618,000,000
93
5,278,000,000
94
4,700,000,000
95
4,669,000,000
96
4,567,000,000
97
4,461,000,000
98
3,956,000,000
99
3,207,000,000
100
3,116,000,000
101
3,050,000,000
102
1,280,000,000
103
1,225,000,000

Partial Sources: CIA.gov, CIA World Factbook, wikipedia.com, public domain print and media sources and user contributions. Some values may be estimated when official sources are lacking.

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