Ranking Countries by External Debt at The End of 2016

You have to spend money to make money. But when you need more money to further earnings or need more to just stay afloat, you have to incur debt. This is a commonality among all nations. Some nations let this debt mount due to there inability to repay it.

So lets take a look at the countries with the most debt as of December 31st 2016. Obviously countries with larger populations often need to invest in items like infrastructure to sustain there economy which as a consequence leads to greater debt. For this reason debt per capita will also be shown to see the countries with not only large debts but a large debt relative to population.

The data used for this list was obtained here.



Rank Country Debt Debt Per Capita
1  United States $18,152,809,942,589 $56,000.00
2  United Kingdom $7,554,815,500,000 $119,000.00
3  France $5,104,831,200,000 $75,800.00
4  Germany $5,002,093,100,000 $61,700.00
5  Netherlands $3,945,974,400,000 $234,000.00
6  Luxembourg $3,932,580,200,000 $6,733,000.00
7  Japan $3,645,534,000,000 $26,400.00
8  Italy $2,265,430,500,000 $37,900.00
9  Ireland $2,235,142,300,000 $471,000.00
10  Spain $2,032,000,000,000 $44,100.00
11  Canada $1,754,375,600,000 $46,800.00
12   Switzerland $1,719,445,000,000 $204,000.00
13  Australia $1,603,542,800,000 $59,000.00
14  China $1,420,657,200,000 $1,000.00
15  Singapore $1,316,296,100,000 $227,000.00
16  Belgium $1,203,060,800,000 $105,000.00
17  Sweden $853,689,600,000 $86,200.00
18  Brazil $671,647,290,000 $3,200.00
19  Austria $630,428,500,000 $74,200.00
20  Norway $625,999,000,000 $117,000.00
21  Russia $529,651,000,000 $3,700.00
22  Denmark $485,100,200,000 $85,900.00
23  Greece $466,130,000,000 $42,800.00
24  India $456,066,000,000 $340.00
25  Finland $452,747,200,000 $81,700.00
26  Portugal $429,970,800,000 $41,900.00
27  Mexico $412,033,600,000 $3,200.00
28  Turkey $404,182,300,000 $5,000.00
29  South Korea $380,949,000,000 $7,500.00
30  Poland $335,941,000,000 $8,700.00
31  Indonesia $321,703,590,000 $1,200.00
32  United Arab Emirates $220,400,000,000 $23,500.00
33  Malaysia $210,396,900,000 $6,800.00
34  Saudi Arabia $200,900,000,000 $6,100.00
35  Argentina $192,461,700,000 $4,400.00
36  New Zealand $185,781,900,000 $40,300.00
37  Chile $165,101,000,000 $9,000.00
38  Kazakhstan $163,757,700,000 $9,100.00
39  Qatar $159,200,000,000 $68,100.00
40  Hungary $147,261,000,000 $15,000.00
41  South Africa $142,833,000,000 $2,600.00
42  Czech Republic $137,606,000,000 $13,000.00
43  Thailand $131,362,470,000 $2,000.00
44  Colombia $121,097,200,000 $2,500.00
45  Cyprus $115,253,900,000 $97,200.00
46  Ukraine $113,483,000,000 $2,600.00
47  Venezuela $110,878,000,000 $3,500.00
48  Romania $98,781,500,000 $5,100.00
49  Malta $93,771,100,000 $223,000.00
50  Israel $89,438,400,000 $10,700.00
51  Slovakia $79,504,800,000 $14,600.00
52  Philippines $74,762,900,000 $720.00
53  Peru $74,651,200,000 $2,300.00
54  Pakistan $74,126,100,000 $380.00
55  Iraq $68,010,000,000 $1,800.00
56  Egypt $67,322,600,000 $700.00
57  Morocco $48,211,500,000 $1,400.00
58  Vietnam $48,052,700,000 $500.00
59  Kuwait $47,890,000,000 $11,700.00
60  Sri Lanka $46,585,700,000 $2,200.00
61  Slovenia $45,917,500,000 $22,200.00
62  Croatia $45,124,800,000 $10,700.00
63  Sudan $45,000,000,000 $1,100.00
64  Latvia $39,728,800,000 $20,400.00
65  Angola $37,700,000,000 $1,400.00
66  Belarus $37,567,400,000 $4,000.00
67  Lithuania $35,971,200,000 $12,700.00
68  Ecuador $34,616,500,000 $2,100.00
69  Bulgaria $34,231,500,000 $4,900.00
70  Serbia $28,667,000,000 $3,300.00
71  Lebanon $27,796,000,000 $4,600.00
72  Jordan $27,159,700,000 $3,400.00
73  Cuba $26,320,000,000 $2,300.00
74  Uruguay $26,149,200,000 $7,600.00
75  Dominican Republic $26,050,000,000 $2,400.00
76  Bangladesh $25,963,000,000 $160.00
77  Tunisia $25,124,700,000 $2,200.00
78  Iceland $24,988,000,000 $74,700.00
79  Costa Rica $24,910,000,000 $5,100.00
80  Mongolia $23,784,800,000 $7,800.00
81  Ethiopia $22,490,000,000 $220.00
82  Papua New Guinea $22,040,000,000 $2,800.00
83  Trinidad & Tobago $21,532,100,000 $15,700.00
84  Ghana $21,170,000,000 $700.00
85  Bahrain $21,160,000,000 $14,900.00
86  Oman $20,850,000,000 $4,400.00
87  Estonia $20,525,100,000 $15,700.00
88  Guatemala $19,090,000,000 $1,100.00
89  Palau $18,380,000,000 $846,000.00
90  Kenya $17,941,400,000 $370.00
91  Bahamas $17,560,000,000 $44,200.00
92  Panama $17,108,200,000 $4,200.00
93  Jamaica $16,760,000,000 $6,000.00
94  Monaco $16,500,000,000 $434,000.00
95  Paraguay $16,122,400,000 $2,400.00
96  Tanzania $15,890,000,000 $280.00
97  Uzbekistan $15,750,000,000 $500.00
98  Georgia $15,496,200,000 $3,900.00
99  El Salvador $14,900,000,000 $2,400.00
100  Laos $11,980,000,000 $1,700.00
101  Nigeria $11,406,300,000 $60.00
102  Nicaragua $11,100,000,000 $1,800.00
103  Zimbabwe $10,900,000,000 $670.00
104  Mauritius $10,890,000,000 $8,500.00
105  Ivory Coast $10,028,100,000 $420.00
106  Armenia $9,951,800,000 $3,300.00
107  Cambodia $9,824,400,000 $600.00
108  Mozambique $9,554,000,000 $320.00
109  Zambia $9,270,000,000 $540.00
110  Albania $8,475,900,000 $2,900.00
111  Honduras $8,042,000,000 $1,000.00
112  Kyrgyzstan $7,866,800,000 $1,300.00
113  Macedonia $7,645,500,000 $3,700.00
114  Cameroon $7,375,000,000 $300.00
115  Yemen $7,191,500,000 $260.00
116  Iran $7,116,000,000 $90.00
117  Azerbaijan $6,913,200,000 $1,300.00
118  Moldova $6,594,700,000 $1,600.00
119  Namibia $6,515,000,000 $2,500.00
120  Myanmar $6,401,200,000 $120.00
121  Bolivia $6,340,800,000 $600.00
122  Uganda $6,241,000,000 $150.00
123  Senegal $6,186,000,000 $390.00
124  Syria $5,918,000,000 $300.00
125  Democratic Republic of the Congo $5,331,000,000 $70.00
126  Gabon $5,158,000,000 $2,900.00
127  North Korea $5,000,000,000 $200.00
128  Bosnia and Herzegovina $4,891,900,000 $1,300.00
129  Republic of the Congo $4,817,000,000 $1,000.00
130  Barbados $4,490,000,000 $15,700.00
131  Madagascar $4,007,000,000 $160.00
132  Mali $3,626,000,000 $200.00
133  Mauritania $3,585,000,000 $840.00
134  Libya $3,531,000,000 $550.00
135    Nepal $3,450,200,000 $120.00
136  Algeria $3,139,000,000 $80.00
137  Burkina Faso $3,092,000,000 $160.00
138  Somalia $3,054,000,000 $270.00
139  Niger $2,729,000,000 $130.00
140  Montenegro $2,665,400,000 $4,300.00
141  Seychelles $2,552,000,000 $26,200.00
142  Rwanda $2,442,000,000 $200.00
143  Bermuda $2,435,000,000 $39,700.00
144  Benin $2,340,000,000 $200.00
145  Guyana $2,303,000,000 $3,000.00
146  Tajikistan $2,274,100,000 $260.00
147  Bhutan $2,261,000,000 $2,900.00
148  Kosovo $2,204,600,000 $1,200.00
149  Haiti $2,022,000,000 $180.00
150  Malawi $1,921,000,000 $100.00

 

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