Foreign Debt (USD) rose 1.72% to USD 7,186 bil in Yemen in 2017

Foreign Debt (USD) (USD bil)
Economy | Yemen | May 17, 2019
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Foreign debt reached 7,065 USD bil in 2016 in Yemen, according to the National Statistical Office. This is 1.69 % less than in the previous year.

Historically, foreign debt in Yemen reached an all time high of 7,844 USD bil in 2014 and an all time low of 48.8 USD bil in 1971. When compared to Yemen's main peers, foreign debt in Djibouti amounted to 1,707 USD bil and 796 USD bil in Eritrea in 2016.

Yemen has been ranked 66th within the group of 111 countries we follow in terms of foreign debt, 15 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
Djibouti USD bil 779 812 828 950 1,233
Eritrea USD bil 1,055 994 945 908 873
Ethiopia USD bil 8,606 10,464 12,584 16,945 21,021
Iran USD bil 17,260 7,472 6,994 5,797 6,373
Iraq USD bil ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ...
Jordan USD bil 17,669 18,484 23,173 24,283 25,739
Oman USD bil ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ...
Saudi Arabia USD bil ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ...
Somalia USD bil 3,067 3,069 3,070 2,960 2,894
Sudan USD bil 21,181 21,825 22,502 21,785 21,429
United Arab Emirates USD bil ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ...
Yemen USD bil 6,429 7,748 7,611 7,844 7,295