List of countries by external debt

the total public and private debt (i.e. gross general government debt including both intragovernmental and sub-national public entities debts) owed to nonresidents repayable in internationally accepted currencies, goods, or services. Depts over 100,000,000,000$US
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Last updated: August 1, 2012
First submittedAugust 1, 2012
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15,813,740,000,000$
United States of America
8,981,000,000,000$
United Kingdom
4,713,000,000,000$
Germany
4,698,000,000,000$
France
2,441,000,000,000$
Japan
2,223,000,000,000$
Italy
2,166,000,000,000$
Spain
1,892,000,000,000$
Luxembourg
1,884,489,600,000$
Netherlands
1,241,000,000,000$
Belgium
1,200,000,000,000$
Switzerland
1,181,000,000,000$
Canada
1,169,000,000,000$
Australia
853,300,000,000$
Sweden
755,000,000,000$
Austria
643,000,000,000$
Norway
635,500,000,000$
China
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559,500,000,000$
Denmark
532,900,000,000$
Greece
497,800,000,000$
Portugal
480,200,000,000$
Russia
370,800,000,000$
Finland
370,100,000,000$
South Korea
335,000,000,000$
India
310,800,000,000$
Brazil
270,700,000,000$
Turkey
252,900,000,000$
Poland
212,500,000,000$
Mexico
196,100,000,000$
Indonesia
160,900,000,000$
Romania
148,400,000,000$
Hungary
123,058,047,000$
Ireland
122,700,000,000$
United Arab Emirates
108,900,000,000$
Argentina
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Level 17
Jul 30, 2012
Please accept UAE for United Arab Emirates
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Level 84
Feb 6, 2013
probably allowed too much time on this quiz, though I still missed one (Luxembourg)... I was close to getting it just because I was running out of other random countries. How did such a tiny (and extremely wealthy) country incur so much debt?
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Level 34
Oct 29, 2013
"As the Bank of International Settlements explains, small countries with large financial sectors tend to have disproportionately large gross external debts as well as holding large cross-border debt assets. Luxembourg is a net creditor country."