Rankings

Debt Change

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Highest debt service ratio

Average, % 2018

  1. Rank
    1
    Country
    Mongolia
    Result
    96.3
  2. Rank
    2
    Country
    Syria
    Result
    67.0
  3. Rank
    3
    Country
    Montenegro
    Result
    52.3
  4. Rank
    4
    Country
    Lebanon
    Result
    49.0
  5. Rank
    5
    Country
    Kazakhstan
    Result
    48.0
  6. Rank
    6
    Country
    Argentina
    Result
    44.8
  7. Rank
    7
    Country
    Chile
    Result
    44.6
  8. Rank
    8
    Country
    Sudan
    Result
    39.5
  9. Rank
    9
    Country
    Colombia
    Result
    36.8
  10. Rank
    10
    Country
    Hungary
    Result
    36.0
  11. Rank
    11
    Country
    Turkey
    Result
    35.9
  12. Rank
    12
    Country
    Bahrain
    Result
    35.5
  13. Rank
    13
    Country
    Brazil
    Result
    32.8
  14. Rank
    14
    Country
    Ecuador
    Result
    32.7
  15. Rank
    15
    Country
    Croatia
    Result
    31.2
  16. Rank
    16
    Country
    Papua New Guinea
    Result
    28.8
  17. Rank
    17
    Country
    Namibia
    Result
    28.1
  18. Rank
    18
    Country
    Venezuela
    Result
    27.9
  19. Rank
    19
    Country
    El Salvador
    Result
    27.0
  20. Rank
    20
    Country
    Sri Lanka
    Result
    26.8
  21. Rank
    21
    Country
    Panama
    Result
    26.4
  22. Rank
    22
    Country
    Ethiopia
    Result
    24.5
  23. Rank
    23
    Country
    Armenia
    Result
    23.7
  24. Rank
    24
    Country
    Jamaica
    Result
    23.1
  25. Rank
    25
    Country
    Mauritius
    Result
    22.9
  26. Rank
    26
    Country
    Georgia
    Result
    22.8
  27. Rank
    27
    Country
    Angola
    Result
    21.9
  28. Rank
    28
    Country
    South Africa
    Result
    21.4
  29. Rank
    29
    Country
    Cuba
    Result
    20.1
  30. Rank
    30
    Country
    Zambia
    Result
    19.7
  31. Rank
    Country
    Ukraine
    Result
    19.7
  32. Rank
    32
    Country
    Uruguay
    Result
    19.6
  33. Rank
    33
    Country
    Romania
    Result
    19.4
  34. Rank
    34
    Country
    Russia
    Result
    19.3
  35. Rank
    35
    Country
    Serbia
    Result
    19.1
  36. Rank
    36
    Country
    Kenya
    Result
    18.6
  37. Rank
    37
    Country
    Costa Rica
    Result
    17.9
  38. Rank
    38
    Country
    Mauritania
    Result
    16.9
  39. Rank
    39
    Country
    Guatemala
    Result
    16.7
  40. Rank
    40
    Country
    Macedonia
    Result
    16.5

Index key & notes

Notes

Debt service is the sum of interest and principal repayments (amortisation) due on outstanding foreign debt. The debt service ratio is the debt service as a percentage of exports of goods, non-factor services, primary income and workers' remittances.

Source: Economist Intelligence Unit