Countries in Most Debt

Top 10 Countries in most debt

Part of a country’s total debt borrowed from foreign such as foreign governments, international financial institutions such as the IMF, commercial banks.

CountryTotal Debt (US$) (current)
1United States19,293,572,874,357
2Japan8,967,768,977,388
3China5,427,060,208,844
4Italy2,441,059,114,229
5Germany2,362,724,164,358
6France2,303,210,050,309
7United Kingdom1,715,827,885,724
8Spain1,174,190,688,849
9South Korea496,021,301,324
10The Netherlands496,590,900,800
-Ireland230,448,717,151

Note: check out the interactive clock to see the constantly changing debt.

Source: http://www.nationaldebtclocks.org/

Top 10 Countries with the highest public debt as a percentage of GDP

CountryDebt (%GDP)
Japan264.14
Greece172.73
Italy 133.76
Jamaica132.82
Lebanon131.82
Eritrea129.24
Portugal126.35
Cape Verde121.08
Bhutan115.89
Ireland107.75

Source: IMF and table from World Economic Forum