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Short-term debt, percent of total external debt, 2022:

The average for 2022 based on 120 countries was 11.19 percent. The highest value was in China: 52.96 percent and the lowest value was in Burkina Faso: 0 percent. The indicator is available from 1970 to 2022. 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, 2022 Global rank Available data
China 52.96 1 1981 - 2022
Mauritius 47.9 2 1970 - 2022
Thailand 40.93 3 1970 - 2022
Jordan 38.3 4 1970 - 2022
Tunisia 34.51 5 1970 - 2022
Turkey 32.31 6 1970 - 2022
Zimbabwe 28.91 7 1970 - 2022
Somalia 28.3 8 1970 - 2022
Vietnam 26.03 9 1981 - 2022
Belarus 25.25 10 1993 - 2022
Moldova 25.18 11 1992 - 2022
Iran 25.08 12 1971 - 2022
South Africa 24.95 13 1994 - 2022
Algeria 24.47 14 1970 - 2022
Lebanon 23.12 15 1970 - 2022
Bosnia & Herz. 22.26 16 1999 - 2022
Nigeria 22.25 17 1970 - 2022
Armenia 22.03 18 1993 - 2022
Sudan 21.39 19 1970 - 2022
Bulgaria 21.16 20 1981 - 2022
India 20.94 21 1970 - 2022
Cambodia 20.51 22 1981 - 2022
Argentina 19.82 23 1970 - 2022
Djibouti 19.81 24 1970 - 2022
Bangladesh 19.1 25 1972 - 2022
Egypt 18.54 26 1970 - 2022
Costa Rica 17.52 27 1970 - 2022
Russia 17.43 28 1992 - 2022
North Macedonia 16.98 29 1993 - 2022
Papua N.G. 16.3 30 1970 - 2022
Georgia 15.88 31 1992 - 2022
Samoa 15.52 32 1970 - 2022
Morocco 15.37 33 1970 - 2022
Philippines 14.94 34 1970 - 2022
Sri Lanka 14.63 35 1970 - 2022
Tanzania 14.22 36 1970 - 2022
Indonesia 12.72 37 1970 - 2022
Jamaica 12.69 38 1970 - 2022
Uzbekistan 12.58 39 1992 - 2022
Syria 12.45 40 2008 - 2022
Maldives 12.3 41 1978 - 2022
Peru 11.95 42 1970 - 2022
Brazil 11.71 43 1970 - 2022
Afghanistan 11.61 44 2006 - 2022
Ghana 11.56 45 1970 - 2022
Solomon Isl. 11.39 46 1978 - 2022
Senegal 11.21 47 1970 - 2022
El Salvador 11.12 48 1970 - 2022
Ukraine 11.05 49 1992 - 2022
Saint Lucia 10.72 50 1981 - 2022
Tajikistan 10.64 51 1992 - 2022
Colombia 10.38 52 1970 - 2022
Kazakhstan 10.3 53 1992 - 2022
C.A. Republic 9.99 54 1970 - 2022
Kyrgyzstan 9.81 55 1992 - 2022
Albania 9.74 56 1991 - 2022
Grenada 9.65 57 1970 - 2022
Paraguay 9.45 58 1970 - 2022
Mexico 9.12 59 1970 - 2022
Zambia 9.11 60 1970 - 2022
Suriname 9.05 61 2015 - 2022
Uganda 8.96 62 1970 - 2022
Honduras 7.85 63 1970 - 2022
Nicaragua 7.69 64 1970 - 2022
Angola 6.98 65 1989 - 2022
Sierra Leone 6.93 66 1970 - 2022
Pakistan 6.91 67 1970 - 2022
Yemen 6.79 68 1971 - 2022
Domin. Rep. 6.57 69 1970 - 2022
Vanuatu 6.56 70 1981 - 2022
Kenya 6.18 71 1970 - 2022
Mongolia 6.16 72 1992 - 2022
Cameroon 5.82 73 1970 - 2022
Serbia 5.8 74 1970 - 2022
Botswana 5.69 75 1970 - 2022
Eritrea 5.63 76 1994 - 2022
DR Congo 5.52 77 1970 - 2022
Togo 5.45 78 1970 - 2022
Ivory Coast 5.28 79 1970 - 2022
S.T.&Principe 5.23 80 1977 - 2022
Guinea 5.15 81 1970 - 2022
Benin 5.11 82 1970 - 2022
Iraq 5.11 83 2015 - 2022
Dominica 4.8 84 1981 - 2022
Mauritania 4.48 85 1970 - 2022
Gabon 4.08 86 1970 - 2022
Laos 4.01 87 1970 - 2022
Bolivia 3.96 88 1970 - 2022
Rwanda 3.88 89 1970 - 2022
Fiji 3.65 90 1970 - 2022
Gambia 3.58 91 1970 - 2022
Nepal 3.52 92 1970 - 2022
Azerbaijan 3.31 93 1993 - 2022
Ecuador 3.17 94 1970 - 2022
Madagascar 3.03 95 1970 - 2022
Malawi 2.72 96 1970 - 2022
R. of Congo 2.44 97 1970 - 2022
Guyana 2.28 98 1970 - 2022
Montenegro 2.25 99 2006 - 2022
Turkmenistan 2.22 100 1993 - 2022
Guatemala 1.87 101 1970 - 2022
Mozambique 1.23 102 1984 - 2022
Ethiopia 1.18 103 1970 - 2022
Chad 0.99 104 1970 - 2022
Swaziland 0.99 105 1970 - 2022
Mali 0.83 106 1970 - 2022
Lesotho 0.8 107 1970 - 2022
Niger 0.79 108 1970 - 2022
Belize 0.67 109 1970 - 2022
Comoros 0.42 110 1970 - 2022
Burma 0.25 111 1970 - 2022
Bhutan 0.19 112 1981 - 2022
G.-Bissau 0.14 113 1970 - 2022
Burundi 0.03 114 1970 - 2022
Burkina Faso 0 115 1970 - 2022
Cape Verde 0 116 1981 - 2022
Haiti 0 117 1970 - 2022
Liberia 0 118 1970 - 2022
St. Vincent & ... 0 119 1970 - 2022
Tonga 0 120 1985 - 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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