Latin America: foreign debt as share of GDP 2018, by country

External debt as percentage of gross domestic product in Latin America in 2018, by country

by Marina Pasquali, last edited Oct 1, 2019
Latin America: foreign debt as share of GDP 2018, by country Argentina is the Latin American country with the highest foreign debt in relation to its gross domestic product (GDP). The total debt held by Argentina's central government to foreign creditors represented almost 42 percent of the country's GDP in 2018. El Salvador ranked second among the countries shown in this statistic, with an external debt equivalent to 33 percent of its GDP. In that same year, Argentina was also the country with the highest share of public debt in relation to its GDP in Latin America.
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External debt as percentage of gross domestic product in Latin America in 2018, by country

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