The following CNBC slideshow takes a look at the world’s top twenty largest economies to see which ones have the highest external debt to GDP ratio, and which ones have performed with less debt each year per dollar of national income growth, or better debt productivity.
According to the report, calculated using the most recent numbers from the World Bank, numerous countries, particularly some in the euro zone, appear to be building uncomfortably high debt levels relative to their economic output. But how does the US debt position compare to that of other countries? The rankings may surprise you!
Don’t miss Ireland’s staggering debt to GDP ratio. The country’s external debt per capita is estimated at $567,805.
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