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French Equivalent: Dette extérieure

Gross external debt, at any given time, is the outstanding amount of those current, and not contingent liabilities owed to non-residents by residents of an economy that require payment(s) either of principal and/or interest by the debtor at some point(s) in the future.

Source Publication:
External Debt Statistics: Guide for Compilers and Users (Draft), IMF, Washington DC, March 2000, Appendix III, Glossary of Terms.

Statistical Theme: Financial statistics - External debt

Created on Tuesday, September 25, 2001

Last updated on Wednesday, March 5, 2003