Foreign debt reached 16,699 USD bil in 2017 in El Salvador, according to the National Statistical Office. This is 0.888 % more than in the previous year.
Historically, foreign debt in El Salvador reached an all time high of 16,699 USD bil in 2017 and an all time low of 206 USD bil in 1970. When compared to El Salvador's main peers, foreign debt in Costa Rica amounted to 25,615 USD bil, 22,993 USD bil in Guatemala, 8,671 USD bil in Honduras and 11,457 USD bil in Nicaragua in 2017.
El Salvador has been ranked 43rd within the group of 111 countries we follow in terms of foreign debt, 2 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.