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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 2018. 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
4,063,000,000,000  
Netherlands
NET
6
National Flag
3,240,000,000,000  
Japan
JPN
7
National Flag
2,470,000,000,000  
Ireland
IRE
8
National Flag
2,444,000,000,000  
Italy
ITA
9
National Flag
2,094,000,000,000  
Spain
SPA
10
National Flag
1,670,000,000,000  
Australia
AUS
11
National Flag
1,664,000,000,000  
Switzerland
SWI
12
National Flag
1,649,000,000,000  
China
CHN
13
National Flag
1,608,000,000,000  
Canada
CAN
14
National Flag
1,281,000,000,000  
Belgium
BEL
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
554,500,000,000  
Brazil
BRA
19
National Flag
544,700,000,000  
Finland
FIN
20
National Flag
506,600,000,000  
Greece
GRE
21
National Flag
484,800,000,000  
Denmark
DEN
22
National Flag
483,400,000,000  
India
IND
23
National Flag
482,800,000,000  
Singapore
SIN
24
National Flag
480,500,000,000  
Mexico
MEX
25
National Flag
451,500,000,000  
Russia
RUS
26
National Flag
449,000,000,000  
Portugal
POR
27
National Flag
443,400,000,000  
Turkmenistan
TKM
28
National Flag
429,600,000,000  
Turkey
TUR
29
National Flag
376,900,000,000  
South Korea
SKO
30
National Flag
362,000,000,000  
Poland
POL
31
National Flag
322,600,000,000  
Indonesia
INO
32
National Flag
239,700,000,000  
United Arab Emirates
UAE
33
National Flag
213,000,000,000  
Malaysia
MLY
34
National Flag
212,900,000,000  
Saudi Arabia
SAR
35
National Flag
208,600,000,000  
Argentina
ARG
36
National Flag
204,700,000,000  
Taiwan
TAI
37
National Flag
168,000,000,000  
Qatar
QTR
38
National Flag
167,900,000,000  
Chile
CHI
39
National Flag
159,200,000,000  
Kazakhstan
KAZ
40
National Flag
145,800,000,000  
Czech Republic
CZR
41
National Flag
144,100,000,000  
South Africa
SAF
42
National Flag
135,500,000,000  
Thailand
THA
43
National Flag
131,800,000,000  
Hungary
HUN
44
National Flag
125,300,000,000  
Ukraine
UKR
45
National Flag
120,400,000,000  
Colombia
COL
46
National Flag
103,100,000,000  
Venezuela
VEN
47
National Flag
94,170,000,000  
Romania
ROM
48
National Flag
93,020,000,000  
Israel
ISR
49
National Flag
91,970,000,000  
Vietnam
VTN
50
National Flag
88,080,000,000  
New Zealand
NWZ
51
National Flag
86,550,000,000  
Panama
PAN
52
National Flag
80,880,000,000  
Philippines
PHI
53
National Flag
76,310,000,000  
Egypt
EGP
54
National Flag
75,660,000,000  
Pakistan
PAK
55
National Flag
75,040,000,000  
Slovakia
SLK
56
National Flag
73,430,000,000  
Iraq
IRQ
57
National Flag
70,090,000,000  
Peru
PER
58
National Flag
53,350,000,000  
Sudan
SUD
59
National Flag
48,910,000,000  
Kuwait
KUW
60
National Flag
47,800,000,000  
Sri Lanka
SRL
61
National Flag
46,300,000,000  
Slovenia
SLV
62
National Flag
45,720,000,000  
Morocco
MOR
63
National Flag
45,070,000,000  
Bangladesh
BAN
64
National Flag
44,530,000,000  
Croatia
CRO
65
National Flag
42,390,000,000  
Bahrain
BAH
66
National Flag
40,020,000,000  
Latvia
LAT
67
National Flag
39,510,000,000  
Bulgaria
BUL
68
National Flag
39,460,000,000  
Lebanon
LEB
69
National Flag
39,170,000,000  
Oman
OMA
70
National Flag
38,750,000,000  
Belarus
BLR
71
National Flag
37,750,000,000  
Ecuador
ECU
72
National Flag
35,230,000,000  
Nigeria
NIG
73
National Flag
34,480,000,000  
Lithuania
LIT
74
National Flag
31,050,000,000  
Tunisia
TUN
75
National Flag
30,600,000,000  
Serbia
SER
76
National Flag
29,690,000,000  
Dominican Republic
DOM
77
National Flag
29,090,000,000  
Ethiopia
ETH
78
National Flag
28,270,000,000  
Uruguay
URU
79
National Flag
27,720,000,000  
Jordan
JOR
80
National Flag
27,340,000,000  
Angola
ANG
81
National Flag
24,990,000,000  
Kenya
KEN
82
National Flag
23,540,000,000  
Guatemala
GUA
83
National Flag
23,100,000,000  
Ghana
GHA
84
National Flag
22,280,000,000  
Mongolia
MON
85
National Flag
20,550,000,000  
Cuba
CUB
86
National Flag
19,050,000,000  
Estonia
EST
87
National Flag
17,350,000,000  
Paraguay
PAR
88
National Flag
16,860,000,000  
Uzbekistan
UZB
89
National Flag
16,620,000,000  
Azerbaijan
AZR
90
National Flag
16,290,000,000  
El Salvador
ESL
91
National Flag
15,880,000,000  
Tanzania
TAN
92
National Flag
14,810,000,000  
Bolivia
BOL
93
National Flag
14,150,000,000  
Georgia
GEO
94
National Flag
13,640,000,000  
Laos
LAO
95
National Flag
12,380,000,000  
Ivory Coast
IVC
96
National Flag
11,360,000,000  
Nicaragua
NIC
97
National Flag
11,340,000,000  
Cambodia
CMB
98
National Flag
10,970,000,000  
Zimbabwe
ZIM
99
National Flag
10,790,000,000  
Zambia
ZAM
100
National Flag
10,560,000,000  
Iran
IRN
101
National Flag
10,450,000,000  
Bosnia and Herzegovina
BOS
102
National Flag
10,270,000,000  
Mozambique
MOZ
103
National Flag
9,713,000,000  
Myanmar
MYA
104
National Flag
9,170,000,000  
Armenia
ARM
105
National Flag
9,025,000,000  
Honduras
HON
106
National Flag
8,679,000,000  
Kyrgyzstan
KYR
107
National Flag
8,579,000,000  
Albania
ALB
108
National Flag
8,238,000,000  
Cameroon
CAM
109
National Flag
8,163,000,000  
Algeria
ALG
110
National Flag
8,070,000,000  
Macedonia
MAC
111
National Flag
7,489,000,000  
Namibia
NAM
112
National Flag
7,252,000,000  
Yemen
YEM
113
National Flag
7,163,000,000  
Uganda
UGA
114
National Flag
5,948,000,000  
Nepal
NEP
115
National Flag
5,770,000,000  
Tajikistan
TAJ
116
National Flag
5,699,000,000  
Syria
SYR
117
National Flag
5,599,000,000  
Gabon
GAB
118
National Flag
5,324,000,000  
Democratic Republic of the Congo
DRC
119
National Flag
5,300,000,000  
Somalia
SOM
120
National Flag
5,000,000,000  
North Korea
NKO
121
National Flag
4,817,000,000  
Republic of the Congo
ROC
122
National Flag
4,296,000,000  
Mali
MAL
123
National Flag
4,117,000,000  
Mauritania
MAU
124
National Flag
3,914,000,000  
Madagascar
MAD
125
National Flag
3,090,000,000  
Niger
NGR
126
National Flag
2,927,000,000  
Libya
LBY
127
National Flag
2,710,000,000  
Bhutan
BUT
128
National Flag
2,461,000,000  
Botswana
BOT
129
National Flag
2,250,000,000  
South Sudan
SSU
130
National Flag
1,707,000,000  
Sierra Leone
SIE
131
National Flag
1,700,000,000  
Suriname
SUR
132
National Flag
1,600,000,000  
Montenegro
MTN
133
National Flag
1,280,000,000  
Afghanistan
AFG
134
National Flag
1,268,000,000  
Chad
CHD
135
National Flag
1,049,000,000  
Liberia
LIB
136
National Flag
767,100,000  
Central African Republic
CAR