Foreign Debt (USD) rose 17.1% to USD 84,523 bil in Pakistan in 2017

Foreign Debt (USD) (USD bil)
Economy | Pakistan | May 17, 2019
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Foreign debt reached 72,157 USD bil in 2016 in Pakistan, according to the National Statistical Office. This is 14.6 % less than in the previous year.

Historically, foreign debt in Pakistan reached an all time high of 84,523 USD bil in 2017 and an all time low of 3,407 USD bil in 1970. When compared to Pakistan's main peers, foreign debt in Afghanistan amounted to 2,433 USD bil, 1,415,801 USD bil in China, 455,550 USD bil in India and 5,448 USD bil in Iran in 2016.

Pakistan has been ranked 17th within the group of 111 countries we follow in terms of foreign debt, 1 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
Afghanistan USD bil 2,628 2,729 2,587 2,613 2,520
Bangladesh USD bil 27,277 28,559 31,839 33,005 36,305
China USD bil 1,044,355 1,138,247 1,471,616 1,770,458 1,325,868
India USD bil 334,399 392,625 427,296 457,553 478,875
Iran USD bil 17,260 7,472 6,994 5,797 6,373
Iraq USD bil ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ...
Japan USD bil ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ...
Pakistan USD bil 64,469 62,066 58,012 61,549 65,818
Russia USD bil 544,318 591,796 668,469 549,603 467,699
Sri Lanka USD bil 25,795 35,736 39,314 42,263 43,925
Tajikistan USD bil 3,922 4,616 4,863 5,184 5,209
Turkmenistan USD bil 454 504 507 411 403
USA USD bil ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ...