China: Short-term external debt

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 China

Short-term debt, percent of total external debt

 Latest value 52.96
 Year 2022
 Measure percent
 Data availability 1981 - 2022
 Average 39.17
 Min - Max 0 - 73.17
 Source The World Bank
For that indicator, we provide data for China from 1981 to 2022. The average value for China during that period was 39.17 percent with a minimum of 0 percent in 1981 and a maximum of 73.17 percent in 2011. The latest value from 2022 is 52.96 percent. For comparison, the world average in 2022 based on 120 countries is 11.19 percent. See the global rankings for that indicator or use the country comparator to compare trends over time.
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Recent values chart
China - Short-term external debt - recent values

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China - Short-term external debt - historical chart - 1981-2022




Definition: Short-term debt includes all debt having an original maturity of one year or less and interest in arrears on long-term debt. Total external debt is debt owed to nonresidents repayable in currency, goods, or services. Total external debt is the sum of public, publicly guaranteed, and private nonguaranteed long-term debt, use of IMF credit, and short-term debt.


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 Trade openness 38.14 2022 percent
 Financial openness -1.242 2021 index points
 Exports, percent of GDP 20.68 2022 percent
 Exports, billion dollars 3,714.25 2022 billion U.S. dollars
 Imports, percent of GDP 17.47 2022 percent
 Imports, billion dollars 3,137.59 2022 billion U.S. dollars
 Foreign Direct Investment, percent of GDP 1.00 2022 percent
 Foreign Direct Investment, billion dollars 180.17 2022 billion U.S. dollars
 Portfolio investment inflows, equities 34,388.40 2022 million dollars (current)
 Current account, percent of GDP 1.72 2022 percent
 Current account, in dollars 401.86 2022 billion U.S. dollars
 Trade balance, percent of GDP 3.21 2022 percent
 Trade balance, in dollars 576.33 2022 billion U.S. dollars
 Reserves 3,306.84 2022 billion U.S. dollars
 Remittances, percent of GDP 0.15 2022 percent
 Remittances 26,105.77 2022 million U.S. dollars
 Net errors and omissions -90,556.66 2022 million USD
 External debt 13.44 2022 percent
 Short-term external debt 52.96 2022 percent
 Short-term debt to reserves 38.26 2022 percent
 Foreign exchange reserves 3,308.47 9/2023 billion
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