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External Debt by Country

Authored By Staff Writer | Last Updated: 2/17/2015

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 2013. The values below are displayed in USD ($).

1
15,680,000,000,000
2
9,577,000,000,000
3
5,717,000,000,000
4
5,371,000,000,000
5
3,017,000,000,000
6
2,604,000,000,000
7
2,347,000,000,000
8
2,278,000,000,000
9
1,544,000,000,000
10
1,506,000,000,000
11
1,424,000,000,000
12
1,326,000,000,000
13
1,174,000,000,000
14
1,039,000,000,000
15
863,200,000,000
16
720,600,000,000
17
714,200,000,000
18
586,900,000,000
19
586,700,000,000
20
568,700,000,000
21
508,300,000,000
22
475,900,000,000
23
430,900,000,000
24
428,900,000,000
25
412,200,000,000
26
365,200,000,000
27
359,500,000,000
28
354,900,000,000
29
223,800,000,000
30
170,300,000,000
31
167,900,000,000
32
149,400,000,000
33
149,400,000,000
34
146,800,000,000
35
142,600,000,000
36
139,000,000,000
37
138,300,000,000
38
131,600,000,000
39
131,300,000,000
40
119,000,000,000
41
111,500,000,000
42
102,100,000,000
43
100,100,000,000
44
96,300,000,000
45
85,830,000,000
46
81,360,000,000
47
74,870,000,000
48
72,810,000,000
49
68,440,000,000
50
68,380,000,000
51
60,470,000,000
52
59,490,000,000
53
52,530,000,000
54
52,430,000,000
55
50,150,000,000
56
48,760,000,000
57
40,920,000,000
58
39,870,000,000
59
37,850,000,000
60
36,510,000,000
61
34,410,000,000
62
33,670,000,000
63
33,600,000,000
64
30,690,000,000
65
29,550,000,000
66
28,820,000,000
67
26,950,000,000
68
26,740,000,000
69
26,740,000,000
70
23,440,000,000
71
22,710,000,000
72
22,040,000,000
73
19,910,000,000
74
17,670,000,000
75
17,610,000,000
76
15,730,000,000
77
15,640,000,000
78
15,220,000,000
79
14,680,000,000
80
14,440,000,000
81
13,820,000,000
82
11,990,000,000
83
11,960,000,000
84
11,740,000,000
85
11,140,000,000
86
10,840,000,000
87
9,796,000,000
88
9,552,000,000
89
8,959,000,000
90
8,773,000,000
91
8,445,000,000
92
7,839,000,000
93
7,806,000,000
94
7,013,000,000
95
6,874,000,000
96
6,690,000,000
97
6,319,000,000
98
6,276,000,000
99
6,173,000,000
100
5,985,000,000
101
5,379,000,000
102
5,278,000,000
103
5,265,000,000
104
5,223,000,000
105
4,954,000,000
106
4,912,000,000
107
4,532,000,000
108
4,312,000,000
109
3,956,000,000
110
3,859,000,000
111
3,455,000,000
112
3,433,000,000
113
3,361,000,000
114
3,349,000,000
115
3,274,000,000
116
3,213,000,000
117
3,050,000,000
118
3,000,000,000
119
2,250,000,000
120
2,162,000,000
121
1,828,000,000
122
1,556,000,000
123
1,280,000,000
124
1,204,000,000
125
812,000,000
126
634,200,000

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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