Bangladesh External Debt 1972-2023

Total external debt is debt owed to nonresidents repayable in currency, goods, or services. Total external debt is the sum of public, publicly guaranteed, and private nonguaranteed long-term debt, use of IMF credit, and short-term debt. Short-term debt includes all debt having an original maturity of one year or less and interest in arrears on long-term debt. Data are in current U.S. dollars.
  • Bangladesh external debt for 2020 was $67,749,043,921, a 18.66% increase from 2019.
  • Bangladesh external debt for 2019 was $57,094,167,970, a 9.51% increase from 2018.
  • Bangladesh external debt for 2018 was $52,138,401,714, a 11.36% increase from 2017.
  • Bangladesh external debt for 2017 was $46,819,123,465, a 21.67% increase from 2016.
Data Source: World Bank

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Country Name Current US $
India $564
Indonesia $418
Egypt $132
Ukraine $130
Vietnam $125
Pakistan $117
Philippines $98
Nigeria $71
Bangladesh $68
Angola $67
Morocco $66
Sri Lanka $56
Tunisia $41
Kenya $38
Mongolia $33
Uzbekistan $32
Ghana $31
Zambia $30
Sudan $23
Georgia $20
El Salvador $18
Papua New Guinea $18
Cambodia $18
Lao PDR $17
Bolivia $15
Cameroon $14
Myanmar $13
Nicaragua $12
Honduras $11
Kyrgyz Republic $9
Moldova $8
Mauritania $6
Republic of Congo $5
Kosovo $3
Bhutan $3
Djibouti $3
Cabo Verde $2
Lesotho $1
Eswatini $1
Vanuatu $0
Solomon Islands $0
Sao Tome and Principe $0
Timor-Leste $0
Bangladesh External Debt - Historical Data
Year Current US $ Annual % Change
2020 $67,749,043,921 18.66%
2019 $57,094,167,970 9.51%
2018 $52,138,401,714 11.36%
2017 $46,819,123,465 21.67%
2016 $38,480,571,898 6.99%
2015 $35,966,557,144 10.11%
2014 $32,665,575,355 3.68%
2013 $31,507,130,280 11.40%
2012 $28,282,400,905 4.57%
2011 $27,046,084,648 1.79%
2010 $26,571,755,072 4.70%
2009 $25,377,795,050 8.70%
2008 $23,346,917,708 8.47%
2007 $21,523,544,177 6.76%
2006 $20,160,932,717 8.96%
2005 $18,503,086,016 -6.14%
2004 $19,714,073,692 6.91%
2003 $18,440,377,575 10.50%
2002 $16,687,587,182 11.41%
2001 $14,978,802,401 -3.99%
2000 $15,600,564,697 -5.16%
1999 $16,449,663,349 6.08%
1998 $15,507,392,996 8.76%
1997 $14,257,776,106 -6.01%
1996 $15,169,074,223 -3.60%
1995 $15,734,744,113 1.58%
1994 $15,490,545,905 9.67%
1993 $14,125,214,057 5.19%
1992 $13,427,954,472 3.31%
1991 $12,997,665,569 5.74%
1990 $12,291,780,362 14.87%
1989 $10,701,050,529 4.14%
1988 $10,275,887,393 5.52%
1987 $9,737,967,442 23.05%
1986 $7,913,829,648 21.19%
1985 $6,530,064,193 17.83%
1984 $5,541,814,231 3.66%
1983 $5,346,293,426 8.22%
1982 $4,940,329,805 17.37%
1981 $4,209,310,811 10.71%
1980 $3,802,228,595 28.15%
1979 $2,967,069,236 5.21%
1978 $2,820,088,627 20.94%
1977 $2,331,728,887 16.94%
1976 $1,993,989,052 18.66%
1975 $1,680,485,424 33.64%
1974 $1,257,484,131 152.60%
1973 $497,826,100 239.80%
1972 $146,504,255 239.80%