Here is the list of countries that owe the most to foreign creditors in 2017. The United States leads, followed by the Euro area and the United Kingdom.


​EXTERNAL DEBT IN COUNTRIES AROUND THE WORLD


Country Name

Country Code

External Debt 2015
(USD Millions)

United States USA 17,437,745
Euro area EMU 13,591,605
United Kingdom GBR 8,638,047
Germany DEU 5,317,923
France FRA 5,255,506
Netherlands NLD 4,437,017
Luxembourg LUX 2,883,425
Japan JPN 2,833,852
Italy ITA 2,304,927
Spain ESP 1,919,270
Ireland IRL 1,852,163
Switzerland CHE 1,593,273
Canada CAN 1,503,717
Australia AUS 1,348,090
Singapore SGP 1,317,581
Hong Kong SAR, China HKG 1,286,100
Belgium BEL 1,229,814
Sweden SWE 916,323
Brazil BRA 699,298
Austria AUT 677,068
Norway NOR 631,625
Russian Federation RUS 555,862
Finland FIN 529,524
Denmark DNK 517,858
India IND 475,813
Greece GRC 467,450
Portugal PRT 444,013
Mexico MEX 419,598
Korea, Rep. KOR 418,910
Turkey TUR 392,812
Poland POL 328,552
Indonesia IDN 298,061
Malaysia MYS 206,686
New Zealand NZL 185,852
Hungary HUN 172,669
Kazakhstan KAZ 154,191
Argentina ARG 148,951
Chile CHL 145,841
South Africa ZAF 144,406
Thailand THA 138,016
Mauritius MUS 128,255
Ukraine UKR 125,967
Czech Republic CZE 112,851
Colombia COL 106,305
Malta MLT 103,297
Romania ROM 100,471
Israel ISR 93,683
Iceland ISL 90,308
Cyprus CYP 83,877
Philippines PHL 75,319
Slovak Republic SVK 74,185
Peru PER 61,721
Croatia HRV 53,085
Slovenia SVN 50,434
Bulgaria BGR 43,195
Morocco MAR 41,346
Egypt, Arab Rep. EGY 39,853
Belarus BLR 38,231
Latvia LVA 37,935
Lithuania LTU 31,564
Tunisia TUN 26,781
Uruguay URY 25,359
Jordan JOR 24,728
Costa Rica CRI 20,691
Estonia EST 20,510
El Salvador SLV 14,899
Georgia GEO 13,407
Armenia ARM 8,520
Macedonia, FYR MKD 6,708
Moldova MDA 6,341
West Bank and Gaza PSE 1,467
Ecuador ECU  

Source: http://datatopics.worldbank.org/debt/ 

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