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Short-term debt, percent of total external debt, 2020 - Country rankings:

The average for 2020 based on 121 countries was 10.92 percent.The highest value was in China: 52.62 percent and the lowest value was in Burkina Faso: 0 percent. The indicator is available from 1970 to 2020. Below is a chart for all countries where data are available.

Measure: percent; Source: The World Bank
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Countries Short-term external debt, 2020 Global rank Available data
China 52.62 1 1981 - 2020
Iran 38.24 2 1971 - 2020
Jordan 37.05 3 1970 - 2020
Thailand 36.65 4 1970 - 2020
Algeria 34.44 5 1970 - 2020
Somalia 33.85 6 1970 - 2020
Mauritius 33.71 7 1970 - 2020
Panama 32.77 8 1970 - 2020
Turkey 31.76 9 1970 - 2020
Venezuela 30.94 10 1970 - 2020
Zimbabwe 30.23 11 1970 - 2020
Bulgaria 27.4 12 1981 - 2020
Moldova 26.5 13 1992 - 2020
Tunisia 25.91 14 1970 - 2020
Sudan 25.36 15 1970 - 2020
Belarus 23.97 16 1993 - 2020
Paraguay 23.34 17 1970 - 2020
Cambodia 21.53 18 1981 - 2020
Vietnam 21.28 19 1981 - 2020
Mauritania 18.83 20 1970 - 2020
Ukraine 18.54 21 1992 - 2020
India 18.35 22 1970 - 2020
Argentina 16.79 23 1970 - 2020
Tajikistan 16.43 24 1992 - 2020
Ghana 16.4 25 1970 - 2020
South Africa 16.27 26 1994 - 2020
Bangladesh 16.22 27 1972 - 2020
Grenada 15.51 28 1970 - 2020
Sri Lanka 14.9 29 1970 - 2020
Lebanon 14.74 30 1970 - 2020
Philippines 14.43 31 1970 - 2020
Afghanistan 14.21 32 2006 - 2020
C.A. Republic 14.19 33 1970 - 2020
North Macedonia 14.18 34 1993 - 2020
Peru 13.98 35 1970 - 2020
Botswana 13.63 36 1970 - 2020
Pakistan 12.93 37 1970 - 2020
Syria 12.81 38 2008 - 2020
Costa Rica 12.6 39 1970 - 2020
Togo 12.58 40 1970 - 2020
Brazil 12.56 41 1970 - 2020
Romania 12.48 42 1972 - 2020
Morocco 12.4 43 1970 - 2020
Tanzania 12.35 44 1970 - 2020
Armenia 12.24 45 1993 - 2020
Russia 12.06 46 1992 - 2020
Georgia 11.56 47 1992 - 2020
Indonesia 10.65 48 1970 - 2020
Mexico 10.63 49 1970 - 2020
Saint Lucia 10.61 50 1981 - 2020
Maldives 10.41 51 1978 - 2020
El Salvador 10.21 52 1970 - 2020
Jamaica 9.9 53 1970 - 2020
Nicaragua 9.7 54 1970 - 2020
Angola 9.48 55 1989 - 2020
Djibouti 9.44 56 1970 - 2020
Mongolia 9.38 57 1992 - 2020
Egypt 9.09 58 1970 - 2020
Colombia 9.07 59 1970 - 2020
Mozambique 8.74 60 1984 - 2020
Sierra Leone 8.66 61 1970 - 2020
Vanuatu 8.43 62 1981 - 2020
Uzbekistan 7.42 63 1992 - 2020
Uganda 6.92 64 1970 - 2020
Yemen 6.45 65 1971 - 2020
Kyrgyzstan 6.35 66 1992 - 2020
Solomon Isl. 6.24 67 1978 - 2020
Albania 6.17 68 1991 - 2020
Kazakhstan 6.16 69 1992 - 2020
Serbia 6.12 70 1970 - 2020
Malawi 6.06 71 1970 - 2020
Kenya 6.01 72 1970 - 2020
G.-Bissau 5.99 73 1970 - 2020
Laos 5.74 74 1970 - 2020
Honduras 5.62 75 1970 - 2020
Madagascar 5.61 76 1970 - 2020
Benin 5.38 77 1970 - 2020
R. of Congo 5.36 78 1970 - 2020
Dominica 5.35 79 1981 - 2020
Guatemala 4.89 80 1970 - 2020
Domin. Rep. 4.88 81 1970 - 2020
Eritrea 4.73 82 1994 - 2020
Rwanda 4.62 83 1970 - 2020
S.T.&Principe 4.58 84 1977 - 2020
Nepal 4.56 85 1970 - 2020
Ivory Coast 4.22 86 1970 - 2020
Bolivia 3.74 87 1970 - 2020
Guyana 3.61 88 1970 - 2020
Guinea 3.45 89 1970 - 2020
Swaziland 3.44 90 1970 - 2020
Bosnia & Herz. 3.32 91 1999 - 2020
Gambia 3.31 92 1970 - 2020
Montenegro 3.25 93 2006 - 2020
Azerbaijan 2.86 94 1993 - 2020
Cameroon 2.66 95 1970 - 2020
Turkmenistan 2.52 96 1993 - 2020
Zambia 2.25 97 1970 - 2020
Papua N.G. 2.22 98 1970 - 2020
DR Congo 2.14 99 1970 - 2020
Ecuador 1.68 100 1970 - 2020
Fiji 1.42 101 1970 - 2020
Mali 1.37 102 1970 - 2020
Ethiopia 1.35 103 1970 - 2020
Niger 1.34 104 1970 - 2020
Gabon 0.99 105 1970 - 2020
Chad 0.84 106 1970 - 2020
Belize 0.52 107 1970 - 2020
Burma 0.51 108 1970 - 2020
Comoros 0.39 109 1970 - 2020
Lesotho 0.19 110 1970 - 2020
Bhutan 0.05 111 1981 - 2020
Burundi 0.04 112 1970 - 2020
Burkina Faso 0 113 1970 - 2020
Cape Verde 0 114 1981 - 2020
Haiti 0 115 1970 - 2020
Liberia 0 116 1970 - 2020
Nigeria 0 117 1970 - 2020
St. Vincent & ... 0 118 1970 - 2020
Samoa 0 119 1970 - 2020
Senegal 0 120 1970 - 2020
Tonga 0 121 1985 - 2020


Economic outlook

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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