List of countries by external debt   1 comment


 

This is a list of countries by external debt.

External debt  is that part of the total debt in a country that is owed to creditors outside the country. The debtors can be the government, corporations or private households…, the total public and private debt owed to nonresidents repayable in foreign currency, goods, or services, where the public debt is the money or credit owed by any level of government, from central to local, and the private debt the money or credit owed by private households or private corporations based in the country under consideration.

For informational purposes several non-sovereign entities are also included in this list. Note that this list is gross debt, not net debt.

Sources:
The World Factbook, United States Central Intelligence Agency, The World Bank.

Posted November 15, 2011 by markosun in Uncategorized

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  1. The amount of world debt owed by all westernized (and many non-westernized) countries around the world today is absolutely staggering. The numbers are so big that one has to start the count backwards putting a comma after every 3 numbers to get it to a readable stage…let alone comprehend how it is likely to be paid. It also raises the question in my mind as to where all the money is ending up? Does anyone actually know, who is the biggest holder of all this money? OK, so it goes round-and-round but some of it MUST (by the law of common sense) stick somewhere. Where is that place please?

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