25 Countries With The Most External Debt

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5. Japan.

Japan’s external debt fell to 4.765 trillion USD in 31 March 2020. The IMF warned that Japanese debt would triple the size of the economy by 2030 unless the government controls spending.

Japan Debt Stats

  • External debt: 4.765 Trillion USD
  • last updated date: 31 March 2020
  • Debt Per capita: 38,000 USD
  • % of GDP: 94%

4. Germany.

Germany’s external debt rose 5.735 Trillion USD in 31 March 2020, bringing the debt to 153% of GDP. Germany owes:

  • 30% of its debt to foreign institutions.
  • 10% to foreign banks.
  • 40% to local banks.
  • 20% to local non-banking institutions.

Germany’s per capita debt is about $ 69,000. Although it has a stable economy, but it is among the most indebted countries.

Germany Debt Stats

  • External debt: 5.735 Trillion USD
  • last updated date: 31 March 2020
  • Debt Per capita: 69,000 USD
  • % of GDP: 153%

3. France.

Although it looks like an ideal country, it is one of the weakest economies in Europe.

France’s per capita debt is about 87,200 USD. Elections were the most significant event in recent years. There was hope that the new president would be able to change. But the situation has not improved as desired and the debt is still burdening the state.

France Debt Stats

  • External debt: 6.673 Trillion USD
  • last updated date: 12 May 2020
  • Debt Per capita: 87,200 USD
  • % of GDP: 277%

2. United States.

US debt amounts to 8.766 Trillion USD, and most of the debt is owed by the United States itself.

Despite the size of the large debt, NPR website said it was still manageable. US debt per capita is about 26,533 USD. Investors are warning that the United States may face problems with repaying loans later.

US Debt Stats

  • External debt: 8.766 Trillion USD
  • last updated date: 31 March 2020
  • Debt Per capita: 26,533 USD
  • % of GDP: 42%

1. United kingdom.

The UK’s public debt is up 9.019 Trillion USD. Or nearly 313% of GDP. The UK owes:

  • More than 40% of its debt to local non-banking institutions.
  • 25% to its central bank
  • 12% to foreign institutions.

UK Debt Stats

  • External debt: 9.019 Trillion USD
  • last updated date: 31 December 2017
  • Debt Per capita: 127,000 USD
  • % of GDP: 313%

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