Rankings

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Highest foreign debt: $bn

$bn 2017

  1. Rank
    1
    Country
    China
    Result
    1,710.2
  2. Rank
    2
    Country
    Hong Kong
    Result
    643.0
  3. Rank
    3
    Country
    Singapore
    Result
    566.1
  4. Rank
    4
    Country
    Brazil
    Result
    543.0
  5. Rank
    5
    Country
    India
    Result
    513.2
  6. Rank
    6
    Country
    Russia
    Result
    492.8
  7. Rank
    7
    Country
    Mexico
    Result
    455.1
  8. Rank
    8
    Country
    Turkey
    Result
    454.7
  9. Rank
    9
    Country
    South Korea
    Result
    384.6
  10. Rank
    10
    Country
    Indonesia
    Result
    354.4
  11. Rank
    11
    Country
    Poland
    Result
    242.6
  12. Rank
    12
    Country
    United Arab Emirates
    Result
    237.6
  13. Rank
    13
    Country
    Argentina
    Result
    229.0
  14. Rank
    14
    Country
    Malaysia
    Result
    215.9
  15. Rank
    15
    Country
    Saudi Arabia
    Result
    206.9
  16. Rank
    16
    Country
    Czech Republic
    Result
    205.1
  17. Rank
    17
    Country
    Chile
    Result
    183.4
  18. Rank
    18
    Country
    Taiwan
    Result
    181.9
  19. Rank
    19
    Country
    South Africa
    Result
    176.3
  20. Rank
    20
    Country
    Kazakhstan
    Result
    167.5
  21. Rank
    21
    Country
    Qatar
    Result
    165.0
  22. Rank
    22
    Country
    Hungary
    Result
    153.2
  23. Rank
    23
    Country
    Thailand
    Result
    129.8
  24. Rank
    24
    Country
    Colombia
    Result
    124.4
  25. Rank
    25
    Country
    Ukraine
    Result
    113.3
  26. Rank
    26
    Country
    Romania
    Result
    109.4
  27. Rank
    27
    Country
    Venezuela
    Result
    105.6
  28. Rank
    28
    Country
    Vietnam
    Result
    104.1
  29. Rank
    29
    Country
    Panama
    Result
    91.9
  30. Rank
    30
    Country
    Israel
    Result
    88.8
  31. Rank
    31
    Country
    Pakistan
    Result
    84.5
  32. Rank
    32
    Country
    Egypt
    Result
    82.9
  33. Rank
    33
    Country
    Lebanon
    Result
    73.5
  34. Rank
    34
    Country
    Philippines
    Result
    73.1
  35. Rank
    35
    Country
    Iraq
    Result
    72.1
  36. Rank
    36
    Country
    Peru
    Result
    68.1
  37. Rank
    37
    Country
    Sudan
    Result
    56.1
  38. Rank
    38
    Country
    Bahrain
    Result
    52.1
  39. Rank
    39
    Country
    Sri Lanka
    Result
    50.1
  40. Rank
    40
    Country
    Morocco
    Result
    49.8
  41. Rank
    41
    Country
    Kuwait
    Result
    49.1
  42. Rank
    42
    Country
    Croatia
    Result
    48.1
  43. Rank
    43
    Country
    Bangladesh
    Result
    47.2
  44. Rank
    44
    Country
    Oman
    Result
    46.3
  45. Rank
    45
    Country
    Bulgaria
    Result
    40.4
  46. Rank
    46
    Country
    Nigeria
    Result
    40.2
  47. Rank
    47
    Country
    Belarus
    Result
    39.6
  48. Rank
    48
    Country
    Ecuador
    Result
    39.5
  49. Rank
    49
    Country
    Angola
    Result
    37.2
  50. Rank
    50
    Country
    Serbia
    Result
    34.5

Index key & notes

Notes

Foreign debt is debt owed to non-residents and repayable in foreign currency; the figures shown include liabilities of government, public and private sectors. Longer-established developed countries have been excluded.

Source: Economist Intelligence Unit