Top Debtor Nations

June 29, 2010Marketsby EconomyWatch

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International Monetary Fund in association with the World Bank, Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD), and the Bank for International Settlements (BIS) collects and circulates data on external debt of different countries. The data are obtained from creditors, national sources and market operators. Data on external debts and foreign assets are important measurements of economic stability of nations. This data also facilitates macroeconomic analysis and authenticates economic comparisons between two countries.

The following table lists out the top debtor nations of the world.

Country External debt in US $ Per capita external debt in US $ External debt as %of GDP USA 12.25 trillion 42,343 99.95 United Kingdom 10.45 trillion 189,855 490.61 Germany 4.489 trillion 54,604 159.92 France 4.396 trillion 68,183 211.86 Netherlands 2.277 trillion 39,446 352.75 Ireland 1.841 trillion 138,619 960.86 Japan 1.492 trillion 45,287 34.93 Switzerland 1.34 trillion 509,529 441.95 Belgium 1.313 trillion 11,682 348.74 Spain 1.084 trillion 176,019 79.65 Italy 996.3 billion 124,049 55.35 Australia 826.4 billion 22,801 106.91 Canada 758.6 billion 35,574 59.69 Austria 752.5 billion 90,289 233.70 Sweden 598.2 billion 65,048 176.72

 

Source:

http://web.worldbank.org/WBSITE/EXTERNAL/
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