External debt statistics (EDS), 1975-1998

External Debt Statistics provides detailed information on the amount and composition of the external debt of each of 173 countries and territories at the end of each year. In addition, estimates are provided of the
amortization payments due by each country on long-term debt in successive years. These data are reported to the OECD by Member countries' governments and credit institutions, and the main international organisations. Common reporting rules, together with timely reporting, allow for a comprehensive, consistent and up-to-date account of external debt, international comparisons and country risk analysis. Data are available for major country group, individual countries, and territories.

Series title
International development statistics. 2000 ed.
Data creator
Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD)
Paris: Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD)
Date of distribution
2000 Sep 28th
Geographic coverage

international: 168 countries

Time period
Extent of file
2 data files (168 logical records; Beyond 20/20 format) & accompanying documentation (1 PDF file)

The reader is referred to External Debt: Definitions, Statistical Coverage and Methodology (OECD, 1988) for a detailed description of the technical characteristics of the data in the various sources mentioned.

Access status
Access conditions and restrictions

Restricted to University of Toronto faculty, students, and staff, for academic research and teaching.

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