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External Debt Totals by Country


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

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.

The data presented below is through 2017. Values presented in $USD.

1
National Flag
17,910,000,000,000  
United States
USA
2
National Flag
8,126,000,000,000  
United Kingdom
UKD
3
National Flag
5,360,000,000,000  
France
FRA
4
National Flag
5,326,000,000,000  
Germany
GER
5
National Flag
4,284,000,000,000  
Netherlands
NET
6
National Flag
3,585,000,000,000  
Mauritania
MAU
7
National Flag
3,240,000,000,000  
Japan
JPN
8
National Flag
2,444,000,000,000  
Italy
ITA
9
National Flag
2,094,000,000,000  
Spain
SPA
10
National Flag
1,692,000,000,000  
Australia
AUS
11
National Flag
1,664,000,000,000  
Switzerland
SWI
12
National Flag
1,608,000,000,000  
Canada
CAN
13
National Flag
1,281,000,000,000  
Belgium
BEL
14
National Flag
983,500,000,000  
China
CHN
15
National Flag
939,900,000,000  
Sweden
SWE
16
National Flag
689,100,000,000  
Austria
AST
17
National Flag
642,300,000,000  
Norway
NOR
18
National Flag
544,700,000,000  
Finland
FIN
19
National Flag
544,100,000,000  
Brazil
BRA
20
National Flag
514,800,000,000  
Russia
RUS
21
National Flag
507,000,000,000  
India
IND
22
National Flag
506,600,000,000  
Greece
GRE
23
National Flag
484,800,000,000  
Denmark
DEN
24
National Flag
484,600,000,000  
Mexico
MEX
25
National Flag
467,400,000,000  
Singapore
SIN
26
National Flag
449,000,000,000  
Portugal
POR
27
National Flag
410,400,000,000  
Turkey
TUR
28
National Flag
385,600,000,000  
South Korea
SKO
29
National Flag
344,800,000,000  
Poland
POL
30
National Flag
344,700,000,000  
Indonesia
INO
31
National Flag
220,400,000,000  
United Arab Emirates
UAE
32
National Flag
200,900,000,000  
Saudi Arabia
SAR
33
National Flag
187,500,000,000  
Malaysia
MLY
34
National Flag
160,000,000,000  
Chile
CHI
35
National Flag
159,200,000,000  
Qatar
QTR
36
National Flag
155,400,000,000  
Taiwan
TAI
37
National Flag
155,100,000,000  
Argentina
ARG
38
National Flag
147,700,000,000  
Kazakhstan
KAZ
39
National Flag
137,100,000,000  
Thailand
THA
40
National Flag
131,200,000,000  
Hungary
HUN
41
National Flag
129,700,000,000  
South Africa
SAF
42
National Flag
128,900,000,000  
Czech Republic
CZR
43
National Flag
127,700,000,000  
Ukraine
UKR
44
National Flag
110,900,000,000  
Colombia
COL
45
National Flag
101,400,000,000  
Romania
ROM
46
National Flag
91,990,000,000  
Venezuela
VEN
47
National Flag
91,080,000,000  
Israel
ISR
48
National Flag
81,390,000,000  
New Zealand
NWZ
49
National Flag
78,880,000,000  
Vietnam
VTN
50
National Flag
77,460,000,000  
Philippines
PHI
51
National Flag
75,040,000,000  
Slovakia
SLK
52
National Flag
69,780,000,000  
Peru
PER
53
National Flag
68,010,000,000  
Iraq
IRQ
54
National Flag
64,040,000,000  
Pakistan
PAK
55
National Flag
51,650,000,000  
Slovenia
SLV
56
National Flag
51,100,000,000  
Sudan
SUD
57
National Flag
50,670,000,000  
Egypt
EGP
58
National Flag
48,110,000,000  
Croatia
CRO
59
National Flag
47,890,000,000  
Kuwait
KUW
60
National Flag
47,650,000,000  
Sri Lanka
SRL
61
National Flag
42,980,000,000  
Morocco
MOR
62
National Flag
42,420,000,000  
Bulgaria
BUL
63
National Flag
40,740,000,000  
Lebanon
LEB
64
National Flag
40,020,000,000  
Latvia
LAT
65
National Flag
39,100,000,000  
Nigeria
NIG
66
National Flag
37,700,000,000  
Angola
ANG
67
National Flag
37,260,000,000  
Bangladesh
BAN
68
National Flag
34,750,000,000  
Belarus
BLR
69
National Flag
34,480,000,000  
Lithuania
LIT
70
National Flag
33,220,000,000  
Ecuador
ECU
71
National Flag
31,640,000,000  
Serbia
SER
72
National Flag
27,230,000,000  
Tunisia
TUN
73
National Flag
26,660,000,000  
Jordan
JOR
74
National Flag
26,320,000,000  
Cuba
CUB
75
National Flag
26,050,000,000  
Dominican Republic
DOM
76
National Flag
22,900,000,000  
Panama
PAN
77
National Flag
22,490,000,000  
Ethiopia
ETH
78
National Flag
21,300,000,000  
Uruguay
URU
79
National Flag
21,170,000,000  
Ghana
GHA
80
National Flag
21,160,000,000  
Bahrain
BAH
81
National Flag
20,850,000,000  
Oman
OMA
82
National Flag
20,250,000,000  
Kenya
KEN
83
National Flag
19,090,000,000  
Guatemala
GUA
84
National Flag
19,050,000,000  
Estonia
EST
85
National Flag
18,670,000,000  
Mongolia
MON
86
National Flag
15,890,000,000  
Tanzania
TAN
87
National Flag
15,840,000,000  
Ivory Coast
IVC
88
National Flag
15,750,000,000  
Uzbekistan
UZB
89
National Flag
15,420,000,000  
Paraguay
PAR
90
National Flag
14,900,000,000  
El Salvador
ESL
91
National Flag
13,650,000,000  
Georgia
GEO
92
National Flag
12,650,000,000  
Azerbaijan
AZR
93
National Flag
11,980,000,000  
Laos
LAO
94
National Flag
11,830,000,000  
Bolivia
BOL
95
National Flag
11,100,000,000  
Nicaragua
NIC
96
National Flag
10,900,000,000  
Zimbabwe
ZIM
97
National Flag
9,768,000,000  
Bosnia and Herzegovina
BOS
98
National Flag
9,554,000,000  
Mozambique
MOZ
99
National Flag
9,270,000,000  
Zambia
ZAM
100
National Flag
9,041,000,000  
Myanmar
MYA
101
National Flag
8,460,000,000  
Cambodia
CMB
102
National Flag
8,365,000,000  
Armenia
ARM
103
National Flag
8,042,000,000  
Honduras
HON
104
National Flag
7,797,000,000  
Albania
ALB
105
National Flag
7,728,000,000  
Kyrgyzstan
KYR
106
National Flag
7,680,000,000  
Macedonia
MAC
107
National Flag
7,661,000,000  
Yemen
YEM
108
National Flag
7,375,000,000  
Cameroon
CAM
109
National Flag
7,116,000,000  
Iran
IRN
110
National Flag
6,515,000,000  
Namibia
NAM
111
National Flag
6,241,000,000  
Uganda
UGA
112
National Flag
5,934,000,000  
Algeria
ALG
113
National Flag
5,918,000,000  
Syria
SYR
114
National Flag
5,331,000,000  
Democratic Republic of the Congo
DRC
115
National Flag
5,158,000,000  
Gabon
GAB
116
National Flag
5,000,000,000  
North Korea
NKO
117
National Flag
4,990,000,000  
Nepal
NEP
118
National Flag
4,817,000,000  
Republic of the Congo
ROC
119
National Flag
4,007,000,000  
Madagascar
MAD
120
National Flag
3,976,000,000  
Tajikistan
TAJ
121
National Flag
3,626,000,000  
Mali
MAL
122
National Flag
3,531,000,000  
Libya
LIB
123
National Flag
3,054,000,000  
Somalia
SOM
124
National Flag
2,729,000,000  
Niger
NGR
125
National Flag
2,386,000,000  
Botswana
BOT
126
National Flag
2,261,000,000  
Bhutan
BUT
127
National Flag
2,250,000,000  
South Sudan
SSU
128
National Flag
1,875,000,000  
Chad
CHD
129
National Flag
1,561,000,000  
Sierra Leone
SIE
130
National Flag
1,439,000,000  
Suriname
SUR
131
National Flag
1,280,000,000  
Afghanistan
AFG
132
National Flag
686,900,000  
Central African Republic
CAR
133
National Flag
502,800,000  
Turkmenistan
TKM