Foreign Debt (USD) rose 4.85% to USD 73,526 bil in Lebanon in 2017

Foreign Debt (USD) (USD bil)
Economy | Lebanon | May 17, 2019
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Foreign debt reached 70,128 USD bil in 2016 in Lebanon, according to the National Statistical Office. This is 4.62 % less than in the previous year.

Historically, foreign debt in Lebanon reached an all time high of 73,526 USD bil in 2017 and an all time low of 39.0 USD bil in 1976. When compared to Lebanon's main peers, foreign debt in Jordan amounted to 27,239 USD bil and 4,396 USD bil in Syria in 2016.

Lebanon has been ranked 19th within the group of 111 countries we follow in terms of foreign debt, 3 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
Cyprus USD bil ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ...
Egypt USD bil 35,176 40,029 46,503 41,743 48,340
Greece USD bil ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ...
Iraq USD bil ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ...
Israel USD bil ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ...
Jordan USD bil 17,669 18,484 23,173 24,283 25,739
Lebanon USD bil 49,546 55,604 61,996 64,236 67,612
Saudi Arabia USD bil ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ...
Syria USD bil 4,981 4,749 4,766 4,609 4,425
Turkey USD bil 305,570 338,827 390,350 406,081 399,966