Rankings

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Highest foreign debt burden

Total foreign debt as % of GDP 2016

  1. Rank
    1
    Country
    Mongolia
    Result
    213.8
  2. Rank
    2
    Country
    Hong Kong
    Result
    167.4
  3. Rank
    3
    Country
    Singapore
    Result
    162.8
  4. Rank
    4
    Country
    Panama
    Result
    162.2
  5. Rank
    5
    Country
    Mauritius
    Result
    146.9
  6. Rank
    6
    Country
    Bahrain
    Result
    132.3
  7. Rank
    7
    Country
    Ukraine
    Result
    126.5
  8. Rank
    8
    Country
    Kazakhstan
    Result
    122.5
  9. Rank
    9
    Country
    Kyrgyzstan
    Result
    120.2
  10. Rank
    10
    Country
    Georgia
    Result
    111.2
  11. Rank
    11
    Country
    Papua New Guinea
    Result
    109.7
  12. Rank
    12
    Country
    Hungary
    Result
    108.3
  13. Rank
    13
    Country
    Qatar
    Result
    103.8
  14. Rank
    14
    Country
    Jamaica
    Result
    103.0
  15. Rank
    15
    Country
    Mozambique
    Result
    94.2
  16. Rank
    16
    Country
    Armenia
    Result
    94.1
  17. Rank
    17
    Country
    Moldova
    Result
    89.9
  18. Rank
    18
    Country
    Laos
    Result
    89.0
  19. Rank
    19
    Country
    Croatia
    Result
    85.9
  20. Rank
    20
    Country
    Nicaragua
    Result
    83.2
  21. Rank
    21
    Country
    Mauritania
    Result
    82.9
  22. Rank
    22
    Country
    Belarus
    Result
    79.2
  23. Rank
    23
    Country
    Serbia
    Result
    77.3
  24. Rank
    24
    Country
    Bulgaria
    Result
    74.5
  25. Rank
    25
    Country
    Lebanon
    Result
    74.3
  26. Rank
    26
    Country
    Tajikistan
    Result
    71.7
  27. Rank
    27
    Country
    Albania
    Result
    71.1
  28. Rank
    28
    Country
    Czech Republic
    Result
    70.7
  29. Rank
    29
    Country
    Jordan
    Result
    70.2
  30. Rank
    30
    Country
    Macedonia
    Result
    68.7
  31. Rank
    31
    Country
    Malaysia
    Result
    67.6
  32. Rank
    32
    Country
    Tunisia
    Result
    66.8
  33. Rank
    33
    Country
    Chile
    Result
    66.3
  34. Rank
    34
    Country
    United Arab Emirates
    Result
    62.7
  35. Rank
    35
    Country
    Bosnia & Herz.
    Result
    62.5
  36. Rank
    36
    Country
    Paraguay
    Result
    59.1
  37. Rank
    37
    Country
    Namibia
    Result
    58.0
  38. Rank
    38
    Country
    El Salvador
    Result
    57.6
  39. Rank
    39
    Country
    Sri Lanka
    Result
    57.3
  40. Rank
    40
    Country
    Sudan
    Result
    55.2

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