Total external debt is debt owed to nonresidents repayable in foreign currency, goods, or services. Total external debt is the sum of public, publicly guaranteed, and private nonguaranteed long-term debt, use of IMF credit, and short-term debt. Short-term debt includes all debt having an original maturity of one year or less and interest in arrears on long-term debt. Data are in current U.S. dollars.

Value Range

From about US$ 105 million by Tonga to about US$ 428 billion by China.


<div style="width:500px; font-family:'Helvetica Neue', Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif; line-height:20px"><div style="background-color:#333; padding:0px 5px; font-weight:bold"><div style="color:#fff; font-size:12px; line-height:20px;"><a href="" style="color:#fff;text-decoration:none;" class="active">External debt stocks, total (DOD, current US$)</a></div></div><script type="text/javascript">widgetContext = { "url": "", "width": 500, "height": 325, "widgetid": "web_widget_iframe_642af55b050e8c9ff66d34910015146b" };</script><div id="web_widget_iframe_642af55b050e8c9ff66d34910015146b"></div><script src=""></script><div style="font-size: 10px; color:#000">Data from <a href="" style="color:#CCC;">World Bank</a></div></div>

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