Foreign debt reached 1,710,235 USD bil in 2017 in China, according to the National Statistical Office. This is 20.8 % more than in the previous year.
Historically, foreign debt in China reached an all time high of 1,770,458 USD bil in 2014 and an all time low of 5,798 USD bil in 1981. When compared to China's main peers, foreign debt in India amounted to 513,209 USD bil and 492,763 USD bil in Russia in 2017.
China has been ranked 1st within the group of 111 countries we follow in terms of foreign debt, 1 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.