Foreign Debt (USD) rose 18.1% to USD 1,365 bil in Maldives in 2017

Foreign Debt (USD) (USD bil)
Economy | Maldives | May 17, 2019
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Foreign debt reached 1,156 USD bil in 2016 in Maldives, according to the National Statistical Office. This is 15.3 % less than in the previous year.

Historically, foreign debt in Maldives reached an all time high of 1,383 USD bil in 2009 and an all time low of 8.88 USD bil in 1978. When compared to Maldives's main peers, foreign debt in India amounted to 455,550 USD bil, 320,966 USD bil in Indonesia and 46,650 USD bil in Sri Lanka in 2016.

Maldives has been ranked 99th within the group of 111 countries we follow in terms of foreign debt, 7 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
Australia USD bil ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ...
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
Indonesia USD bil 219,620 252,557 265,458 292,984 306,201
Malaysia USD bil 94.5 193,880 188,795 196,587 190,951 ... ...
Maldives USD bil 882 889 899 1,060 966
Myanmar USD bil 10,812 11,279 12,365 13,851 14,848
Pakistan USD bil 64,469 62,066 58,012 61,549 65,818
Philippines USD bil 66,114 69,372 66,202 77,434 76,448
Singapore USD bil ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ...
Sri Lanka USD bil 25,795 35,736 39,314 42,263 43,925
Thailand USD bil 109,943 134,257 137,353 135,292 129,654