Foreign Debt (USD) rose 4.43% to USD 14,722 bil in Jamaica in 2017

Foreign Debt (USD) (USD bil)
Economy | Jamaica | May 17, 2019
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Foreign debt reached 14,097 USD bil in 2016 in Jamaica, according to the National Statistical Office. This is 4.24 % less than in the previous year.

Historically, foreign debt in Jamaica reached an all time high of 14,722 USD bil in 2017 and an all time low of 982 USD bil in 1970. When compared to Jamaica's main peers, foreign debt in Dominican Republic amounted to 28,013 USD bil and 2,172 USD bil in Haiti in 2016.

Jamaica has been ranked 50th within the group of 111 countries we follow in terms of foreign debt, 7 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
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Dominican Republic USD bil 15,097 22,102 23,958 26,269 26,659
Haiti USD bil 776 1,163 1,572 1,957 2,101
Jamaica USD bil 14,332 14,309 12,951 14,082 14,113
Mexico USD bil 291,784 349,269 406,227 442,414 426,905
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