What Economies Rely the Most on Foreign Funding?

Net Foreign Assets to GDP (%), 2011 or latest
Banking | April 17, 2018
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Based on a comparison of 72 countries in 2011, Luxembourg ranked the highest in net foreign assets as a share of GDP with 1,118% followed by Malta and Algeria. On the other end of the scale was New Zealand with -43.1%, Greece with -38.8% and Australia with -20.6%.

Data for more countries are available at Net Foreign Assets (As % of GDP) indicator page.

Net Foreign Assets (As % of GDP) Unit 1991 1992 1993 1994 1995 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011
Algeria % 55.0% 64.7% 79.1% 92.8% 108%
Austria % ... ... 50.1% 58.8% 73.6% 76.0% 76.7%
China % 40.0% 45.6% 50.7% 55.9% 55.9%
Finland % 24.3% 26.7% 27.5% 24.0% 29.5%
France % ... 38.6% 38.8% 35.7% 32.7% 41.4%
Germany % 40.2% 49.1% 58.8% 61.3% 60.2%
Iceland % 25.5% 68.3% -98.3% 6.10% 16.6%
Ireland % ... 85.8% 105% 95.3% 58.5% 74.6%
Luxembourg % ... ... ... 1,249% 1,164% 1,228% 1,240% 1,373%
Malaysia % 39.1% 42.7% 42.2% 32.3% 39.1%
Malta % 78.2% 84.7% 95.2% 89.1% 80.9%
Netherlands % ... 23.4% 25.8% 20.8% 22.3% 24.9%
Singapore % 91.4% 95.7% 87.6% 97.5% 106%
Switzerland % 36.2% 35.7% 31.5% 33.9% 25.5%
Thailand % 31.4% 35.1% 39.6% 42.6% 47.3%