Foreign Debt (USD) rose 0.204% to USD 25,615 bil in Costa Rica in 2017

Foreign Debt (USD) (USD bil)
Economy | Costa Rica | May 17, 2019
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Foreign debt reached 25,563 USD bil in 2016 in Costa Rica, according to the National Statistical Office. This is 0.203 % less than in the previous year.

Historically, foreign debt in Costa Rica reached an all time high of 25,615 USD bil in 2017 and an all time low of 320 USD bil in 1970. When compared to Costa Rica's main peers, foreign debt in Guatemala amounted to 21,480 USD bil, 7,579 USD bil in Honduras and 10,982 USD bil in Nicaragua in 2016.

Costa Rica has been ranked 34th within the group of 111 countries we follow in terms of foreign debt, 11 places above the position seen 10 years ago.

Foreign (or external) debt is that part of the total debt in a country that is owed to creditors outside the country.

Foreign Debt (USD) Unit 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017
Belize USD bil 1,274 1,196 1,248 1,286 1,331
Colombia USD bil 76,128 79,316 92,064 103,708 113,177
Costa Rica USD bil 10,271 14,310 17,135 19,722 23,589
El Salvador USD bil 12,727 13,542 14,122 15,153 15,556
Guatemala USD bil 16,281 15,367 17,484 19,512 20,378
Honduras USD bil 4,388 5,055 6,831 7,329 7,585
Mexico USD bil 291,784 349,269 406,227 442,414 426,905
Nicaragua USD bil 7,915 8,882 9,662 10,078 10,489
Panama USD bil 57,056 61,429 68,348 78,023 87,724 ... ...
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