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Highest foreign debt burden

Total foreign debt as % of GDP 2017

  1. Rank
    1
    Country
    Mongolia
    Result
    247.7
  2. Rank
    2
    Country
    Hong Kong
    Result
    188.2
  3. Rank
    3
    Country
    Singapore
    Result
    168.1
  4. Rank
    4
    Country
    Mauritius
    Result
    158.8
  5. Rank
    5
    Country
    Panama
    Result
    148.6
  6. Rank
    6
    Country
    Bahrain
    Result
    147.2
  7. Rank
    7
    Country
    Lebanon
    Result
    137.2
  8. Rank
    8
    Country
    Hungary
    Result
    109.8
  9. Rank
    9
    Country
    Kyrgyzstan
    Result
    107.9
  10. Rank
    10
    Country
    Jamaica
    Result
    106.1
  11. Rank
    11
    Country
    Kazakhstan
    Result
    105.5
  12. Rank
    12
    Country
    Georgia
    Result
    104.5
  13. Rank
    13
    Country
    Ukraine
    Result
    101.0
  14. Rank
    14
    Country
    Qatar
    Result
    98.9
  15. Rank
    15
    Country
    Czech Republic
    Result
    94.9
  16. Rank
    Country
    Mozambique
    Result
    94.9
  17. Rank
    17
    Country
    Armenia
    Result
    89.6
  18. Rank
    18
    Country
    Papua New Guinea
    Result
    88.1
  19. Rank
    19
    Country
    Croatia
    Result
    87.2
  20. Rank
    20
    Country
    Laos
    Result
    86.0
  21. Rank
    21
    Country
    Moldova
    Result
    85.8
  22. Rank
    22
    Country
    Mauritania
    Result
    84.3
  23. Rank
    23
    Country
    Nicaragua
    Result
    82.9
  24. Rank
    24
    Country
    Tajikistan
    Result
    82.3
  25. Rank
    25
    Country
    Tunisia
    Result
    80.5
  26. Rank
    26
    Country
    Serbia
    Result
    77.8
  27. Rank
    27
    Country
    Bosnia & Herz.
    Result
    77.4
  28. Rank
    28
    Country
    Macedonia
    Result
    75.9
  29. Rank
    29
    Country
    Jordan
    Result
    73.8
  30. Rank
    30
    Country
    Belarus
    Result
    72.7
  31. Rank
    31
    Country
    Albania
    Result
    69.9
  32. Rank
    32
    Country
    Bulgaria
    Result
    69.5
  33. Rank
    33
    Country
    Malaysia
    Result
    68.6
  34. Rank
    34
    Country
    El Salvador
    Result
    67.3
  35. Rank
    35
    Country
    Chile
    Result
    66.2
  36. Rank
    36
    Country
    Oman
    Result
    65.4
  37. Rank
    37
    Country
    Montenegro
    Result
    64.8
  38. Rank
    38
    Country
    Gambia, The
    Result
    64.1
  39. Rank
    39
    Country
    Zambia
    Result
    63.2
  40. Rank
    40
    Country
    United Arab Emirates
    Result
    62.1

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