Foreign Debt (USD) rose 0.888% to USD 16,699 bil in El Salvador in 2017

Foreign Debt (USD) (USD bil)
Economy | El Salvador | May 17, 2019
$2.99
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Foreign debt reached 16,552 USD bil in 2016 in El Salvador, according to the National Statistical Office. This is 0.88 % less than in the previous year.

Historically, foreign debt in El Salvador reached an all time high of 16,699 USD bil in 2017 and an all time low of 206 USD bil in 1970. When compared to El Salvador's main peers, foreign debt in Costa Rica amounted to 25,563 USD bil, 21,480 USD bil in Guatemala, 7,579 USD bil in Honduras and 10,982 USD bil in Nicaragua in 2016.

El Salvador has been ranked 41st within the group of 111 countries we follow in terms of foreign debt, 5 places behind 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
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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