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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.

External Debt Totals by Country

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

OVERVIEW



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 Graphic
17,910,000,000,000
United States
USA
2
National Flag Graphic
8,126,000,000,000
United Kingdom
UKD
3
National Flag Graphic
5,360,000,000,000
France
FRA
4
National Flag Graphic
5,326,000,000,000
Germany
GER
5
National Flag Graphic
4,063,000,000,000
Netherlands
NET
6
National Flag Graphic
3,240,000,000,000
Japan
JPN
7
National Flag Graphic
2,470,000,000,000
Ireland
IRE
8
National Flag Graphic
2,444,000,000,000
Italy
ITA
9
National Flag Graphic
2,094,000,000,000
Spain
SPA
10
National Flag Graphic
1,670,000,000,000
Australia
AUS
11
National Flag Graphic
1,664,000,000,000
Switzerland
SWI
12
National Flag Graphic
1,649,000,000,000
China
CHN
13
National Flag Graphic
1,608,000,000,000
Canada
CAN
14
National Flag Graphic
1,281,000,000,000
Belgium
BEL
15
National Flag Graphic
939,900,000,000
Sweden
SWE
16
National Flag Graphic
689,100,000,000
Austria
AST
17
National Flag Graphic
642,300,000,000
Norway
NOR
18
National Flag Graphic
554,500,000,000
Brazil
BRA
19
National Flag Graphic
544,700,000,000
Finland
FIN
20
National Flag Graphic
506,600,000,000
Greece
GRE
21
National Flag Graphic
484,800,000,000
Denmark
DEN
22
National Flag Graphic
483,400,000,000
India
IND
23
National Flag Graphic
482,800,000,000
Singapore
SIN
24
National Flag Graphic
480,500,000,000
Mexico
MEX
25
National Flag Graphic
451,500,000,000
Russia
RUS
26
National Flag Graphic
449,000,000,000
Portugal
POR
27
National Flag Graphic
443,400,000,000
Turkmenistan
TKM
28
National Flag Graphic
429,600,000,000
Turkey
TUR
29
National Flag Graphic
376,900,000,000
South Korea
SKO
30
National Flag Graphic
362,000,000,000
Poland
POL
31
National Flag Graphic
322,600,000,000
Indonesia
INO
32
National Flag Graphic
239,700,000,000
United Arab Emirates
UAE
33
National Flag Graphic
213,000,000,000
Malaysia
MLY
34
National Flag Graphic
212,900,000,000
Saudi Arabia
SAR
35
National Flag Graphic
208,600,000,000
Argentina
ARG
36
National Flag Graphic
204,700,000,000
Taiwan
TAI
37
National Flag Graphic
168,000,000,000
Qatar
QTR
38
National Flag Graphic
167,900,000,000
Chile
CHI
39
National Flag Graphic
159,200,000,000
Kazakhstan
KAZ
40
National Flag Graphic
145,800,000,000
Czech Republic
CZR
41
National Flag Graphic
144,100,000,000
South Africa
SAF
42
National Flag Graphic
135,500,000,000
Thailand
THA
43
National Flag Graphic
131,800,000,000
Hungary
HUN
44
National Flag Graphic
125,300,000,000
Ukraine
UKR
45
National Flag Graphic
120,400,000,000
Colombia
COL
46
National Flag Graphic
103,100,000,000
Venezuela
VEN
47
National Flag Graphic
94,170,000,000
Romania
ROM
48
National Flag Graphic
93,020,000,000
Israel
ISR
49
National Flag Graphic
91,970,000,000
Vietnam
VTN
50
National Flag Graphic
88,080,000,000
New Zealand
NWZ
51
National Flag Graphic
86,550,000,000
Panama
PAN
52
National Flag Graphic
80,880,000,000
Philippines
PHI
53
National Flag Graphic
76,310,000,000
Egypt
EGP
54
National Flag Graphic
75,660,000,000
Pakistan
PAK
55
National Flag Graphic
75,040,000,000
Slovakia
SLK
56
National Flag Graphic
73,430,000,000
Iraq
IRQ
57
National Flag Graphic
70,090,000,000
Peru
PER
58
National Flag Graphic
53,350,000,000
Sudan
SUD
59
National Flag Graphic
48,910,000,000
Kuwait
KUW
60
National Flag Graphic
47,800,000,000
Sri Lanka
SRL
61
National Flag Graphic
46,300,000,000
Slovenia
SLV
62
National Flag Graphic
45,720,000,000
Morocco
MOR
63
National Flag Graphic
45,070,000,000
Bangladesh
BAN
64
National Flag Graphic
44,530,000,000
Croatia
CRO
65
National Flag Graphic
42,390,000,000
Bahrain
BAH
66
National Flag Graphic
40,020,000,000
Latvia
LAT
67
National Flag Graphic
39,510,000,000
Bulgaria
BUL
68
National Flag Graphic
39,460,000,000
Lebanon
LEB
69
National Flag Graphic
39,170,000,000
Oman
OMA
70
National Flag Graphic
38,750,000,000
Belarus
BLR
71
National Flag Graphic
37,750,000,000
Ecuador
ECU
72
National Flag Graphic
35,230,000,000
Nigeria
NIG
73
National Flag Graphic
34,480,000,000
Lithuania
LIT
74
National Flag Graphic
31,050,000,000
Tunisia
TUN
75
National Flag Graphic
30,600,000,000
Serbia
SER
76
National Flag Graphic
29,690,000,000
Dominican Republic
DOM
77
National Flag Graphic
29,090,000,000
Ethiopia
ETH
78
National Flag Graphic
28,270,000,000
Uruguay
URU
79
National Flag Graphic
27,720,000,000
Jordan
JOR
80
National Flag Graphic
27,340,000,000
Angola
ANG
81
National Flag Graphic
24,990,000,000
Kenya
KEN
82
National Flag Graphic
23,540,000,000
Guatemala
GUA
83
National Flag Graphic
23,100,000,000
Ghana
GHA
84
National Flag Graphic
22,280,000,000
Mongolia
MON
85
National Flag Graphic
20,550,000,000
Cuba
CUB
86
National Flag Graphic
19,050,000,000
Estonia
EST
87
National Flag Graphic
17,350,000,000
Paraguay
PAR
88
National Flag Graphic
16,860,000,000
Uzbekistan
UZB
89
National Flag Graphic
16,620,000,000
Azerbaijan
AZR
90
National Flag Graphic
16,290,000,000
El Salvador
ESL
91
National Flag Graphic
15,880,000,000
Tanzania
TAN
92
National Flag Graphic
14,810,000,000
Bolivia
BOL
93
National Flag Graphic
14,150,000,000
Georgia
GEO
94
National Flag Graphic
13,640,000,000
Laos
LAO
95
National Flag Graphic
12,380,000,000
Ivory Coast
IVC
96
National Flag Graphic
11,360,000,000
Nicaragua
NIC
97
National Flag Graphic
11,340,000,000
Cambodia
CMB
98
National Flag Graphic
10,970,000,000
Zimbabwe
ZIM
99
National Flag Graphic
10,790,000,000
Zambia
ZAM
100
National Flag Graphic
10,560,000,000
Iran
IRN
101
National Flag Graphic
10,450,000,000
Bosnia and Herzegovina
BOS
102
National Flag Graphic
10,270,000,000
Mozambique
MOZ
103
National Flag Graphic
9,713,000,000
Myanmar
MYA
104
National Flag Graphic
9,170,000,000
Armenia
ARM
105
National Flag Graphic
9,025,000,000
Honduras
HON
106
National Flag Graphic
8,679,000,000
Kyrgyzstan
KYR
107
National Flag Graphic
8,579,000,000
Albania
ALB
108
National Flag Graphic
8,238,000,000
Cameroon
CAM
109
National Flag Graphic
8,163,000,000
Algeria
ALG
110
National Flag Graphic
8,070,000,000
Macedonia
MAC
111
National Flag Graphic
7,489,000,000
Namibia
NAM
112
National Flag Graphic
7,252,000,000
Yemen
YEM
113
National Flag Graphic
7,163,000,000
Uganda
UGA
114
National Flag Graphic
5,948,000,000
Nepal
NEP
115
National Flag Graphic
5,770,000,000
Tajikistan
TAJ
116
National Flag Graphic
5,699,000,000
Syria
SYR
117
National Flag Graphic
5,599,000,000
Gabon
GAB
118
National Flag Graphic
5,324,000,000
Democratic Republic of the Congo
DRC
119
National Flag Graphic
5,300,000,000
Somalia
SOM
120
National Flag Graphic
5,000,000,000
North Korea
NKO
121
National Flag Graphic
4,817,000,000
Republic of the Congo
ROC
122
National Flag Graphic
4,296,000,000
Mali
MAL
123
National Flag Graphic
4,117,000,000
Mauritania
MAU
124
National Flag Graphic
3,914,000,000
Madagascar
MAD
125
National Flag Graphic
3,090,000,000
Niger
NGR
126
National Flag Graphic
2,927,000,000
Libya
LBY
127
National Flag Graphic
2,710,000,000
Bhutan
BUT
128
National Flag Graphic
2,461,000,000
Botswana
BOT
129
National Flag Graphic
2,250,000,000
South Sudan
SSU
130
National Flag Graphic
1,707,000,000
Sierra Leone
SIE
131
National Flag Graphic
1,700,000,000
Suriname
SUR
132
National Flag Graphic
1,600,000,000
Montenegro
MTN
133
National Flag Graphic
1,280,000,000
Afghanistan
AFG
134
National Flag Graphic
1,268,000,000
Chad
CHD
135
National Flag Graphic
1,049,000,000
Liberia
LIB
136
National Flag Graphic
767,100,000
Central African Republic
CAR