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India among 30 countries facing huge external debt

Last updated on: July 6, 2012 13:06 IST

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Greece is not the only country that is feeling the pain of rising external debt. There are many nations, including India, that have massive external debt.

Let's take a look at some of these countries.

Source: Wikipedia

India

External debt: $345.8 billion

Per capita debt: $300

Per cent of GDP: 20

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Image: A woman looks at the products at a Gucci showroom in Mumbai.
Photographs: Arko Datta/Reuters

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The United States

External debt: $15.81 trillion

Per capita debt: $50,266

Per cent of GDP: 103

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Image: The Brooklyn Bridge and Manhattan Bridge is seen from the 90th story of One World Trade Center in New York.
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The United Kingdom

External debt: $8.98trillion

Per capita debt: $143,009

Per cent of GDP: 360

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Image: Sculptures entitled Blue Men are seen on the wall of a building on Borough High Street in south London.
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Germany

External debt: $4.71 trillion

Per capita debt: $57,755

Per cent of GDP: 142

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Image: The skyline of Frankfurt with its bank towers is seen under clouds.
Photographs: Kai Pfaffenbach/Reuters
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France

External debt: $4.69 trillion

Per capita debt: $74,619

Per cent of GDP: 182

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Image: View of rooftops and the Montmartre's Sacre Coeur Basilica in Paris.
Photographs: Mal Langsdon/Reuters
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Japan

External debt: $2.44 trillion

Per capita debt: $19,148

Per cent of GDP: 45

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Image: Mt Fuji looms over skyscrapers in Tokyo's Shinjuku district.
Photographs: Kimimasa Mayama/Reuters
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Ireland

External debt: $123.05 billion

Per capita debt: $26,820

Per cent of GDP: 108.2

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Image: A man looks at a window display of jewellery on Grafton Street, Dublin.
Photographs: Cathal McNaughton/Reuters
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The Netherlands

External debt: $1.88 trillion

Per capita debt: $226,503

Per cent of GDP: 344

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Image: People pass by the railway station in Amersfoort, the Netherlands.
Photographs: Michael Kooren/Reuters
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Italy

External debt: $2.22 trillion

Per capita debt: $36,841

Per cent of GDP: 108

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Image: Rome's ancient Colosseum is seen from a helicopter.
Photographs: Alessandro Bianchi/Reuters
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Spain

External debt: $2.16 trillion

Per capita debt: $18,260

Per cent of GDP: 84

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Image: Gaudi's Sagrada Familia and Barcelona's skyline are seen against the backdrop of a snow-covered mount after a snowstorm.
Photographs: Albert Gea/Reuters
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Luxembourg

External debt: $1.89 trillion

Per capita debt: $3,696

Per cent of GDP: 3,443

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Image: A view of the city of Luxembourg.
Photographs: Francois Lenoir/Reuters
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Belgium

External debt: $1.24 trillion

Per capita debt: $113,603

Per cent of GDP: 266

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Image: A dog stands on Brussels' Grand Place.
Photographs: Yves Herman/Reuters
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Switzerland

External debt: $1.20 trillion

Per capita debt: $154,063

Per cent of GDP: 229

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Image: People walk on Zurich's main shopping street Bahnhofstrasse.
Photographs: Arnd Wiegmann/Reuters
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Australia

External debt: $1.16 trillion

Per capita debt: $52,596

Per cent of GDP: 95

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Image: Rowers train at dawn on the Yarra River in Melbourne.
Photographs: Toby Melville/Reuters
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Canada

External debt: $1.18 trillion

Per capita debt: $29,625

Per cent of GDP: 64

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Image: People play volleyball on the front lawn of Parliament Hill in Ottawa.
Photographs: Chris Wattie/Reuters
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Sweden

External debt: $853 billion

Per capita debt: $91,487

Per cent of GDP: 187

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Image: Pedestrians walk down the main shopping street in Stockholm
Photographs: Bob Strong/Reuters
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Austria

External debt: $755 billion

Per capita debt: $90,128

Per cent of GDP: 200

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Image: General view of the area of New Danube in Vienna.
Photographs: Herwig Prammer/Reuters
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Hong Kong

External debt: $750 billion

Per capita debt: $105,420

Per cent of GDP: 334

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Photographs: Bobby Yip/Reuters
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Norway

External debt: $643 billion

Per capita debt: $131,220

Per cent of GDP: 141

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China

External debt: $635 billion

Per capita debt: $396

Per cent of GDP: 5

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Image: Two women walk through a building that resembles a Roman Coliseum at the Florentia Village in Wuqing, located on the outskirts of Tianjin, China.
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Denmark

External debt: $559 billion

Per capita debt: $101,084

Per cent of GDP: 180

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Image: A dog sits as he waits next to his owner to cross a street in Copenhagen.
Photographs: Radu Sigheti/Reuters
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Greece

External debt: $532 billion

Per capita debt: $47,636

Per cent of GDP: 174

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Image: Tourists sit on a hill overlooking Athens outside the archaeological site in Athens, Greece.
Photographs: Yannis Behrakis/Reuters
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Portugal

External debt: $497 billion

Per capita debt: $46,795

Per cent of GDP: 217

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Image: Passengers wait for their trains at Lisbon
Photographs: Jose Manuel Ribeiro/Reuters
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Russia

External debt: $480 billion

Per capita debt: $3,235

Per cent of GDP: 33

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Image: A view of Moscow's Kremlin, Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Moscow City business district.
Photographs: Anton Golubev/Reuters
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Finland

External debt: $370 billion

Per capita debt: $68,960

Per cent of GDP: 155

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Image: Tourists take part in the reindeer safari at Arctic Circle near Rovaniemi, Finland.
Photographs: Kacper Pempel/Reuters
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South Korea

External debt: $370 billion

Per capita debt: $7,567

Per cent of GDP: 37

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Brazil

External debt: $310 billion

Per capita debt: $1,608

Per cent of GDP: 15

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Turkey

External debt: $270 billion

Per capita debt: $3,794

Per cent of GDP: 36

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Image: Istanbul's financial district, Levent district, which comprises of leading Turkish companies' headquarters and popular shopping malls, is seen from the observation deck of Sapphire Tower in Istanbul.
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Poland

External debt: $252 billion

Per capita debt: $6,639

Per cent of GDP: 54

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Mexico

External debt: $212 billion

Per capita debt: $1,956

Per cent of GDP: 20


Image: Hot air balloons float above the Pyramid of the Sun of Teotihuacan outside Mexico City.
Photographs: Henry Romero/Reuters
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