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International Debt Statistics 2013

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International Debt Statistics 2013 (IDS) is a continuation of the World Bank's publications Global Development Finance, Volume II (1997 through 2009) and the earlier World Debt Tables (1973 through 1996). IDS is the sole repository for statistics on the external debt of developing countries on a loan-by-loan basis. This edition of IDS presents reported or estimated data on the total external debt of all low-and middle-income countries in both electronic and print formats. Data are shown for 128 individual countries that report to the World Bank's Debtor reporting System (DRS). These countries report to the DRS under Operational Policy 14.10 mandate of the World Bank. 

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In addition, International Debt Statistics will showcase the broader spectrum of debt data collected and compiled by the World Bank. These include the high frequency, quarterly external debt database (QEDS) and the quarterly public sector database (QPSD) developed in partnership with the International Monetary Fund and launched by the World Bank.

Categories on the left offer you access to the About Data portion of the IDS print edition, including sources and definitions. Summary tables and regional and income group aggregate tables display some additional information above what is presented in the current print IDS.

Little Data Book on External Debt 2013 (coming soon) is a pocket version of the IDS. It provides a quick reference for users interested in external debt stocks and flows, major economic aggregates, key debt ratios, and the currency composition of long-term debt for all countries reporting through the DRS. It contains statistical tables for 128 countries as well as summary tables for regional and income groups.


Tables and charts throughout the website provide selected data from IDS's electronic database via Development Database Platform of the World Bank. Country selection in charts and tables displays top ten countries based on size of external debt at end-2011.

Published by the World Bank in Dec 2011 Debt maturity distribution of debt 

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IDS 2013 print edition 
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Little Book on External Debt