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Global debt is increasingly becoming a serious global issue. Below is a list of countries with the highest external debts.

All the talk of financial crisis it was good idea to get a look at the situation of countries with their debt listed, it proved interesting to see, and shocking. These results are as of 2011, it would be interesting to see what the results are in the future, and if it continues to grow or shrink.

 

Country
External Debt ($US)Date% of GDP
1
 United States13,980,000,000,000201095%
 European Union13,720,000,000,000201085%
2
 United Kingdom8,981,000,000,0002010400%
3
 Germany4,713,000,000,0002010142%
4
 France4,698,000,000,0002010182%
5
 Netherlands3,733,000,000,0002009471%
6
 Japan2,441,000,000,000201045%
7
 Ireland2,253,000,000,00020101103%
8
 Norway2,232,000,000,0002010538%
9
 Italy2,223,000,000,0002010108%
10
 Spain2,166,000,000,0002010154%
11
 Luxembourg1,892,000,000,00020103443%
12
 Belgium1,241,000,000,0002010266%
13
 Switzerland1,200,000,000,0002010229%
14
 Australia1,169,000,000,000201095%
15
 Canada1,009,000,000,000201064%
16
 Sweden853,300,000,0002010187%
17
 Austria755,000,000,0002010200%
 Hong Kong750,800,000,0002010334%
18
 Denmark559,500,000,0002010180%
19
 Greece532,900,000,0002010174%
20
 Portugal497,800,000,0002010217%
21
 Russia480,200,000,000201033%
22
 China406,600,000,00020107%
23
 Finland370,800,000,0002010155%
24
 Korea, South370,100,000,000201037%
25
 Brazil310,800,000,000201015%
26
 Turkey270,700,000,000201036%
27
 Poland252,900,000,000201054%
28
 India237,100,000,000201015%
29
 Mexico212,500,000,000201020%
30
 Indonesia196,100,000,000201028%
31
 Argentina160,900,000,000201043%
32
 Hungary148,400,000,0002010115%
33
 United Arab Emirates122,700,000,000201041%
34
 Romania108,900,000,000201067%
35
 Ukraine97,500,000,000201071%
36
 Kazakhstan94,440,000,000201068%
37
 Taiwan91,410,000,000201021%
38
 Israel89,680,000,000201042%
39
 Czech Republic86,790,000,000201045%
40
 Chile84,510,000,000201042%
41
 Saudi Arabia82,920,000,000201019%
42
 Thailand82,500,000,000201026%
43
 South Africa80,520,000,000201023%
44
 Malaysia72,600,000,000201031%
45
 Qatar71,380,000,000201055%
46
 New Zealand64,330,000,000201046%
47
 Philippines59,770,000,000201032%
48
 Croatia59,700,000,000201099%
49
 Slovakia59,330,000,000201068%
50
 Colombia57,740,000,000201020%
51
 Pakistan57,210,000,000201033%
52
 Kuwait56,810,000,000201043%
53
 Venezuela55,610,000,000201019%
54
 Iraq52,580,000,000201064%
55
 Slovenia51,570,000,0002010108%
56
 Bulgaria47,150,000,000201099%
57
 Sudan37,980,000,000201055%
58
 Latvia37,280,000,0002010155%
59
 Lebanon34,450,000,000201088%
60
 Vietnam33,450,000,000201032%
61
 Peru33,290,000,000201022%
62
 Cyprus32,610,000,0002010129%
63
 Serbia30,900,000,000201080%
64
 Egypt30,610,000,000201014%
65
 Lithuania27,600,000,000201076%
66
 Estonia25,130,000,0002010127%
67
 Belarus24,800,000,000201045%
68
 Bangladesh24,460,000,000201023%
69
 Morocco22,690,000,000201022%
70
 Singapore21,660,000,000201010%
71
 Cuba19,750,000,000201034%
72
 Tunisia18,760,000,000201042%
73
 Monaco18,000,000,0002010680%
74
 Angola17,980,000,000201021%
75
 Sri Lanka17,970,000,000201036%
76
 Guatemala17,470,000,000201042%
77
 Ecuador14,710,000,000201025%
78
 Bahrain14,680,000,000201065%
79
 Panama13,850,000,000201052%
80
 Congo, Democratic Republic of the13,500,000,0002009122%
81
 Uruguay13,390,000,000201033%
82
 Dominican Republic13,090,000,000201025%
83
 Iran12,840,000,00020104%
84
 Jamaica12,660,000,000201092%
85
 Korea, North12,500,000,0002001N/A
86
 Cote d’Ivoire11,600,000,000201051%
87
 El Salvador11,450,000,000201053%
88
 Nigeria11,020,000,00020105%
89
 Oman8,829,000,000201016%
90
 Costa Rica8,550,000,000201024%
91
 Bosnia and Herzegovina7,996,000,000201048%
92
 Kenya7,935,000,000201025%
93
 Syria7,682,000,000201013%
94
 Zimbabwe7,662,000,0002010103%
95
 Tanzania7,576,000,000201033%
96
 Yemen7,147,000,000201023%
97
 Burma7,145,000,000201017%
98
 Ghana6,483,000,000201021%
99
 Libya6,378,000,00020109%
100
 Malta5,978,000,000201072%
101
 Laos5,797,000,000201091%
102
 Jordan5,522,000,000201020%
103
 Macedonia5,485,000,000201060%
104
 Armenia5,227,000,000201056%
105
 Mauritius5,043,000,000201052%
107
 Turkmenistan5,000,000,000200925%
106
 Congo, Republic of the5,000,000,0002000155%
108
 Mozambique4,990,000,000201050%
109
 Moldova4,618,000,000201079%
110
 Nepal4,500,000,000200935%
111
 Cambodia4,338,000,000201037%
112
 Trinidad and Tobago4,303,000,000201021%
113
 Ethiopia4,289,000,000201014%
114
 Uzbekistan4,236,000,000201011%
115
 Algeria4,138,000,00020103%
116
 Nicaragua4,030,000,000201062%
117
 Senegal3,885,000,000201030%
118
 Kyrgyzstan3,738,000,000201081%
119
 Honduras3,540,000,000201023%
120
 Zambia3,495,000,000201022%
121
 Georgia3,381,000,000200931%
122
 Cameroon3,344,000,000201015%
123
 Azerbaijan3,221,000,00020106%
124
 Liberia3,200,000,0002005590%
125
 Iceland3,073,000,000200235%
126
 Guinea3,072,000,000200968%
127
 Somalia3,000,000,0002001N/A
128
 Madagascar2,973,000,000201036%
129
 Benin2,894,000,000200943%
130
 Uganda2,888,000,000201017%
131
 Bolivia2,864,000,000201015%
132
 Albania2,810,000,000200923%
133
 Mali2,800,000,000200288%
134
 Afghanistan2,700,000,000200822%
135
 Paraguay2,445,000,000201013%
136
 Gabon2,374,000,000201018%
137
 Namibia2,373,000,000201020%
138
 Botswana2,222,000,000201016%
139
 Niger2,100,000,000200379%
140
 Burkina Faso2,002,000,000201023%
141
 Tajikistan1,997,000,000201035%
142
 Mongolia1,860,000,000200941%
143
 Chad1,749,000,000200821%
144
 Sierra Leone1,610,000,000200361%
145
 Papua New Guinea1,548,000,000201016%
146
 Seychelles1,374,000,0002010147%
147
 Malawi1,213,000,000201024%
148
 Burundi1,200,000,0002003202%
149
 Central African Republic1,153,000,000200768%
 West Bank1,040,000,0002010N/A
150
 Belize>1,010,000,000200975%
151
 Eritrea961,900,000200858%
152
 Maldives943,000,000201050%
153
 >Guinea-Bissau941,500,0002000259%
154
 Bhutan836,000,000200964%
155
 Equatorial Guinea832,000,00020106%
156
 Guyana804,300,000200842%
157
 Barbados668,000,000200322%
158
 Montenegro650,000,000200624%
159
 Lesotho647,000,000201030%
160
 Gambia, The530,000,000201050%
161
 Suriname504,300,000200528%
162
 Swaziland497,000,000201014%
163
 Saint Vincent and the Grenadines479,000,000201085%
 Aruba478,600,000200521%
164
 Djibouti428,000,000200656%
165
 Antigua and Barbuda359,800,000200636%
166
 Haiti350,000,00020105%
167
 Grenada347,000,000200474%
168
 Bahamas, The342,600,00020046%
169
 Cape Verde325,000,000200252%
170
 Sao Tome and Principe318,000,0002002349%
171
 Saint Kitts and Nevis314,000,000200479%
172
 Saint Lucia257,000,000200432%
173
 Comoros232,000,0002000115%
174
 Dominica213,000,000200475%
175
 Samoa177,000,000200447%
176
 Solomon Islands166,000,000200444%
 Bermuda160,000,00019995%
 Cook Islands141,000,0001996N/A
177
 Fiji127,000,00020045%
178
 Marshall Islands87,000,000200854%
179
 Vanuatu81,200,000200422%
180
 Tonga80,700,000200433%
 New Caledonia79,000,00019983%
 Cayman Islands70,000,00019967%
 Faroe Islands68,100,0002006N/A
181
 Micronesia, Federated States of60,800,000200525%
 Greenland58,000,00020095%
 British Virgin Islands36,100,0001997N/A
182
 Nauru33,300,0002004N/A
183
 Kiribati10,000,000199914%
 Montserrat8,900,0001997N/A
 Anguilla8,800,0001998N/A
 Wallis and Futuna3,670,0002004N/A
 Niue418,0002002N/A
 Macau020100%
184
 Brunei020050%
185
 Liechtenstein020010%
186
 Palau019990%

 

Global Debt – Countries with the Highest Debt