Economy > External debt > Total > DOD > Current US$: Group totals

DEFINITION: Total external debt is debt owed to nonresidents repayable in foreign 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. Data are in current U.S. dollars.


Emerging markets 2.09 trillion DOD $ 2005
Former Spanish colonies 586.42 billion DOD $ 2005
Former Soviet republics 363.24 billion DOD $ 2005
South and Central Asia 243.2 billion DOD $ 2005
Sub-Saharan Africa 209.33 billion DOD $ 2005
South Asia 176.38 billion DOD $ 2005
Former French colonies 160.53 billion DOD $ 2005
failed states 115.92 billion DOD $ 2005

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