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External debt, percent of Gross National Income, 2018 - Country rankings:

The average for 2018 based on 117 countries was 51.42 percent.The highest value was in Mongolia: 253.87 percent and the lowest value was in Turkmenistan: 2.32 percent. The indicator is available from 1970 to 2018. Below is a chart for all countries where data are available.

Measure: percent; Source: The World Bank
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Definition: Total external debt stocks to gross national income. 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. Short-term debt includes all debt having an original maturity of one year or less and interest in arrears on long-term debt. GNI (formerly GNP) is the sum of value added by all resident producers plus any product taxes (less subsidies) not included in the valuation of output plus net receipts of primary income (compensation of employees and property income) from abroad.
External debt in the European union
External debt in Europe
External debt in Asia
External debt in Africa
External debt in North America
External debt in South America
External debt in Australia

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