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International Debt Statistics 2019: External debt stocks at end-2017 stood at over $7 trillion

International Debt Statistics 2019: External debt stocks at end-2017 stood at over $7 trillion

International Debt Statistics 2019 presents statistics and analysis on the external debt and financial flows (debt and equity) for the world's economies for 2017. This publication provides more than 200 time series indicators from 1970 to 2017 for most reporting countries. Borrowing from external official and private creditors surged to $607 billion in 2017 from $181 billion the previous year, the highest level in three years. External debt stocks also saw a rise of 10 percent in 2017 to $7.1 trillion, according to International Debt Statistics 2019.