Argentina External Debt: % of GDP

1994 - 2021 | Yearly | % | CEIC Data

Key information about Argentina External Debt: % of GDP

  • Argentina External Debt accounted for 56.6 % of the country's Nominal GDP in 2021, compared with the ratio of 71.5 % in the previous year.
  • Argentina External Debt: % of Nominal GDP data is updated yearly, available from Dec 1994 to Dec 2021.
  • The data reached an all-time high of 152.3 % in Dec 2002 and a record low of 25.5 % in Dec 2013.

CEIC calculates External Debt as % of Nominal GDP from annual External Debt and quarterly Nominal GDP. The National Institute of Statistics and Censuses provides External Debt in USD based on BPM6 and annualized Nominal GDP in local currency. The Central Bank of Argentina average market exchange rate is used for currency conversions. External Debt prior to 2006 is based on BPM5.


Related information about Argentina External Debt: % of GDP

  • In the latest reports of Argentina, Current Account recorded a deficit of 1.1 USD bn in Mar 2022.
  • Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) increased by 3.6 USD bn in Mar 2022.
  • Argentina Direct Investment Abroad expanded by 420.7 USD mn in Mar 2022.
  • Its Foreign Portfolio Investment fell by 1.4 USD bn in Mar 2022.
  • The country's External Debt reached 274,355.2 in Mar 2022.
  • The country's Nominal GDP was reported at 138.6 USD bn in Mar 2022.

View Argentina's External Debt: % of GDP from 1994 to 2021 in the chart:

Argentina External Debt: % of GDP

What was Argentina's External Debt: % of GDP in 2021?

Argentina External Debt accounted for 56.6 % of the country's Nominal GDP in 2021, compared with the ratio of 71.5 % in the previous year. See the table below for more data.

Last Previous Min Max Unit Frequency Range
56.6 2021 71.5 2020 25.5 2013 152.3 2002 % yearly 1994 - 2021

External Debt: % of GDP by Country Comparison

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country/region Last Frequency Range
Albania (%) 63.2 2021 yearly 1991 - 2021
Algeria (%) 2.4 2020 yearly 1970 - 2020
Argentina (%) 56.6 2021 yearly 1994 - 2021
Armenia (%) 99.9 2021 yearly 2000 - 2021
Australia (%) 116.1 2021 yearly 1988 - 2021
Austria (%) 161.7 2021 yearly 1997 - 2021
Azerbaijan (%) 14.9 Dec 2021 quarterly Dec 2001 - Dec 2021
Bangladesh (%) 11.4 2017 yearly 1997 - 2017
Belarus (%) 58.5 Mar 2022 quarterly Dec 2000 - Mar 2022
Belgium (%) 258.0 2021 yearly 2007 - 2021
Bolivia (%) 38.8 2020 yearly 2006 - 2020
Bosnia and Herzegovina (%) 25.5 2020 yearly 1999 - 2020
Botswana (%) 8.6 2020 yearly 1995 - 2020
Brazil (%) 35.3 2021 yearly 1992 - 2021
Bulgaria (%) 61.8 2021 yearly 1999 - 2021
Cambodia (%) 75.1 2021 yearly 2010 - 2021
Canada (%) 135.9 2021 yearly 1990 - 2021
Chile (%) 75.4 2021 yearly 1971 - 2021
China (%) 15.5 2021 yearly 1985 - 2021
Colombia (%) 54.6 2021 yearly 1970 - 2021
Croatia (%) 74.6 2021 yearly 1998 - 2021
Cyprus (%) 822.3 2021 yearly 2004 - 2021
Czech Republic (%) 73.2 2021 yearly 1995 - 2021
Denmark (%) 149.9 2021 yearly 2005 - 2021
Ecuador (%) 54.1 2021 yearly 1970 - 2021
Egypt (%) 34.6 Mar 2022 quarterly Jun 1999 - Mar 2022
Estonia (%) 84.7 2021 yearly 1996 - 2021
European Union (%) 130.0 2021 yearly 2008 - 2021
Finland (%) 208.1 2021 yearly 1991 - 2021
France (%) 256.2 2021 yearly 2004 - 2021
Georgia (%) 117.5 2021 yearly 1999 - 2021
Germany (%) 170.3 2021 yearly 1999 - 2021
Ghana (%) 35.6 2021 yearly 1999 - 2021
Greece (%) 304.3 2021 yearly 2003 - 2021
Hong Kong SAR, China (%) 510.6 2021 yearly 2001 - 2021
Hungary (%) 155.5 2020 yearly 2006 - 2020
Iceland (%) 84.8 2021 yearly 1989 - 2021
India (%) 19.9 2022 yearly 1970 - 2022
Indonesia (%) 35.1 2021 yearly 2003 - 2021
Iran (%) 0.9 2021 yearly 1994 - 2021
Ireland (%) 688.8 2021 yearly 2002 - 2021
Israel (%) 32.8 2021 yearly 1998 - 2021
Italy (%) 137.6 2021 yearly 2002 - 2021
Ivory Coast (%) 24.0 2018 yearly 1994 - 2018
Japan (%) 97.9 2021 yearly 2003 - 2021
Jordan (%) 86.6 2021 yearly 1970 - 2021
Kazakhstan (%) 81.7 Mar 2022 quarterly Mar 2002 - Mar 2022
Kenya (%) 35.3 2020 yearly 2006 - 2020
South Korea (%) 34.9 2021 yearly 1994 - 2021
Kosovo (%) 38.1 2021 yearly 2007 - 2021
Kuwait (%) 58.5 2020 yearly 2014 - 2020
Kyrgyzstan (%) 106.1 2021 yearly 2003 - 2021
Laos (%) 53.8 2021 yearly 1996 - 2021
Latvia (%) 107.8 Jun 2022 quarterly Mar 2000 - Jun 2022
Lebanon (%) 53.0 2020 yearly 2007 - 2020
Lithuania (%) 76.6 2021 yearly 1996 - 2021
Luxembourg (%) 4,791.4 2021 yearly 2002 - 2021
North Macedonia (%) 81.4 2021 yearly 2004 - 2021
Malawi (%) 39.4 2014 yearly 2006 - 2014
Malaysia (%) 70.0 2021 yearly 2009 - 2021
Malta (%) 633.5 2021 yearly 2004 - 2021
Mauritius (%) 2,062.5 2021 yearly 2009 - 2021
Mexico (%) 47.0 2021 yearly 2002 - 2021
Moldova (%) 65.9 2021 yearly 2000 - 2021
Mongolia (%) 221.1 2021 yearly 1992 - 2021
Montenegro (%) 203.8 2020 yearly 2006 - 2020
Morocco (%) 46.9 2021 yearly 1970 - 2021
Mozambique (%) 71.7 2020 yearly 1985 - 2020
Nepal (%) 17.3 2016 yearly 2001 - 2016
Netherlands (%) 412.2 2021 yearly 2003 - 2021
New Zealand (%) 87.9 2021 yearly 1993 - 2021
Nigeria (%) 8.8 2021 yearly 1985 - 2021
Norway (%) 154.4 2021 yearly 2003 - 2021
Pakistan (%) 34.5 2022 yearly 2000 - 2022
Palestinian Territory (%) 12.0 2021 yearly 2012 - 2021
Panama (%) 177.4 2021 yearly 2014 - 2021
Paraguay (%) 50.4 2021 yearly 2000 - 2021
Peru (%) 45.2 2021 yearly 1980 - 2021
Philippines (%) 27.0 2021 yearly 1990 - 2021
Poland (%) 56.5 2021 yearly 1995 - 2021
Portugal (%) 193.3 2021 yearly 1996 - 2021
Qatar (%) 106.1 2018 yearly 2000 - 2018
Romania (%) 56.0 2021 yearly 1995 - 2021
Russia (%) 27.1 2021 yearly 1993 - 2021
Serbia (%) 68.5 2021 yearly 2000 - 2021
Singapore (%) 448.3 2021 yearly 2003 - 2021
Slovakia (%) 137.0 2021 yearly 1995 - 2021
Slovenia (%) 97.7 2021 yearly 2001 - 2021
South Africa (%) 38.3 2021 yearly 1985 - 2021
Spain (%) 192.9 2021 yearly 1995 - 2021
Sri Lanka (%) 57.7 2020 yearly 1998 - 2020
Sudan (%) 105.1 2020 yearly 2001 - 2020
Sweden (%) 169.6 2021 yearly 1997 - 2021
Switzerland (%) 287.3 2021 yearly 1999 - 2021
Taiwan (%) 27.6 2021 yearly 1999 - 2021
Tajikistan (%) 40.6 2020 yearly 2000 - 2020
Thailand (%) 38.7 Mar 2022 quarterly Mar 2005 - Mar 2022
Tunisia (%) 100.9 2020 yearly 2002 - 2020
Turkey (%) 54.2 2021 yearly 1989 - 2021
Ukraine (%) 64.8 2021 yearly 1993 - 2021

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Government and Public Finance Last Frequency Range
Consolidated Fiscal Balance: % of GDP (%) -3.7 Mar 2022 quarterly Dec 2004 - Mar 2022
Consolidated Fiscal Balance (USD mn) -1,002.992 Jul 2022 monthly Jan 1993 - Jul 2022
Tax Revenue (USD mn) 8,892.626 Aug 2022 monthly Jan 1997 - Aug 2022
Tax Revenue: % of GDP (%) 15.3 Mar 2022 quarterly Mar 2004 - Mar 2022
National Government Debt (USD mn) 376,300.4 Mar 2022 quarterly Dec 1994 - Mar 2022
Government Debt: % of GDP (%) 78.6 Mar 2022 quarterly Dec 2004 - Mar 2022
Forecast: Government Expenditure (ARS bn) 109,556.099 2027 yearly 1993 - 2027
Forecast: Government Net Debt (ARS bn) 179,437.957 2027 yearly 1992 - 2027
Forecast: Government Revenue (ARS bn) 105,573.143 2027 yearly 1993 - 2027
Government Revenue: Taxes: Net Vat (ARS mn) 518,606.303 Aug 2022 monthly Jan 1997 - Aug 2022
Government Revenue: Social Security (ARS mn) 353,525.730 Aug 2022 monthly Jan 1997 - Aug 2022
Government Revenue: Taxes (ARS mn) 187,540.45 Jul 2018 monthly Jan 1997 - Jul 2018
NFPS 2017: Current Expenditure (ARS mn) 1,429,436.000 Jul 2022 monthly Jan 2015 - Jul 2022
NFPS 2017: Capital Expenditure (ARS mn) 87,152.300 Jul 2022 monthly Jan 2015 - Jul 2022
NFPS 2017: Total Revenue (ARS mn) 1,384,925.500 Jul 2022 monthly Jan 2015 - Jul 2022
NFPS 2017: Total Expenditure (ARS mn) 1,598,465.400 Jun 2022 monthly Jan 2015 - Jun 2022
NFPS 2017: Current Revenue (ARS mn) 1,382,959.600 Jul 2022 monthly Jan 2015 - Jul 2022
Non Financial Public Sector (NFPS) 2017: Total Balance (ARS mn) -131,662.800 Jul 2022 monthly Jan 2015 - Jul 2022
Foreign Trade Last Frequency Range
Forecast: Exports of Goods Growth (%) 3.158 2027 yearly 1980 - 2027
Trade Balance (USD mn) -424.0 Jul 2022 monthly Jan 1991 - Jul 2022
Total Exports (USD mn) 7,334.4 Jul 2022 monthly Jan 1991 - Jul 2022
Total Exports Growth (%) 7.1 Jul 2022 monthly Jan 1992 - Jul 2022
Aluminum: Exports (USD th) 7,986.132 2021 yearly 1995 - 2021
Exports: Medicament (USD th) 733,621.525 2021 yearly 1995 - 2021
Exports: Medicinal and Pharmaceutical Product (USD th) 170,981.321 2021 yearly 1995 - 2021
Total Imports (USD mn) 7,758.4 Jul 2022 monthly Jan 1991 - Jul 2022
Total Imports Growth (%) 51.7 Jul 2022 monthly Jan 1992 - Jul 2022
Imports: Medicament (USD th) 1,228,185.995 2021 yearly 1995 - 2021
Imports: Medicinal and Pharmaceutical Product (USD th) 1,150,961.178 2021 yearly 1995 - 2021
Total Exports to USA (USD mn) 398.689 Jul 2022 monthly Dec 1995 - Jul 2022
Total Imports from USA (USD mn) 1,627.758 Jul 2022 monthly Dec 1995 - Jul 2022
Total Exports to China (USD mn) 738.351 Jul 2022 monthly Jan 2003 - Jul 2022
Total Imports from China (USD mn) 1,485.491 Jul 2022 monthly Apr 1983 - Jul 2022
Exports: fob: Industrial: Transport Material (USD mn) 6,515.000 2021 yearly 1989 - 2021
Exports: fob: Primary Products: Cereals (USD mn) 13,751.000 2021 yearly 1989 - 2021
Exports: fob: Agricultural: Residues & Waste from Food Industry (USD mn) 12,833.000 2021 yearly 1989 - 2021
Exports: fob: Agricultural: Fats and Oils (USD mn) 8,733.000 2021 yearly 1989 - 2021
Exports: fob: Industrial: Chemicals & Related Products (USD mn) 5,035.000 2021 yearly 1989 - 2021
Imports: cif: HS: Machines, Instruments & Electric Materials (USD mn) 6,638.000 2021 yearly 1990 - 2021
Imports: cif: HS: Fuel, Oil & Petroleum Products Manufacturing (USD mn) 5,803.000 2021 yearly 1990 - 2021
Imports: cif: HS: Organic Chemicals (USD mn) 3,337.000 2021 yearly 1990 - 2021
Imports: cif: HS: Vehicles (USD mn) 6,428.000 2021 yearly 1990 - 2021
Balance of Payments Last Frequency Range
Direct Investment Abroad (USD mn) 420.7 Mar 2022 quarterly Mar 1992 - Mar 2022
Current Account Balance (USD mn) -1,130.3 Mar 2022 quarterly Mar 1976 - Mar 2022
Current Account Balance: % of GDP (%) -0.8 Mar 2022 quarterly Mar 2004 - Mar 2022
Foreign Direct Investment (USD mn) 3,563.0 Mar 2022 quarterly Mar 1977 - Mar 2022
Foreign Direct Investment: % of GDP (%) 0.8 Dec 2021 quarterly Mar 2004 - Dec 2021
Foreign Portfolio Investment (USD mn) -1,394.474 Mar 2022 quarterly Mar 1994 - Mar 2022
Foreign Portfolio Investment: % of GDP (%) -1.0 Mar 2022 quarterly Mar 1994 - Mar 2022
Foreign Portfolio Investment: Equity Securities (USD mn) 155.4 Mar 2022 quarterly Mar 1994 - Mar 2022
Foreign Portfolio Investment: Debt Securities (USD mn) -1,549.918 Mar 2022 quarterly Mar 1994 - Mar 2022
External Debt (USD mn) 274,355.2 Mar 2022 quarterly Mar 2006 - Mar 2022
External Debt: % of GDP (%) 56.6 2021 yearly 1994 - 2021
External Debt: Short Term (USD mn) 77,093.7 Mar 2022 quarterly Sep 2003 - Mar 2022
External Debt: Short Term: % of GDP (%) 15.7 2021 yearly 2003 - 2021
Forecast: Current Account Balance (USD bn) 4.479 2027 yearly 1980 - 2027
Net International Investment Position (USD mn) 77,626.422 Dec 2021 quarterly Mar 2016 - Dec 2021
BoP: Financial Account: Other Investments (USD mn) -3,720.448 Mar 2022 quarterly Mar 2006 - Mar 2022
BoP: Current Account: Services: Import (USD mn) 5,091.774 Mar 2022 quarterly Mar 2006 - Mar 2022
Foreign Direct Investment: Information & Communication (USD mn) -254.943 Dec 2016 quarterly Mar 2005 - Dec 2016
Foreign Direct Investment: Other Financial Corporations (USD mn) -80.884 Dec 2016 quarterly Mar 2005 - Dec 2016
Foreign Direct Investment: Deposit-taking Corporations, except the Central Bank (USD mn) 418.013 Dec 2016 quarterly Mar 2005 - Dec 2016
Foreign Direct Investment: Wholesale & Retail Trade; Repair of Motor Vehicles & ... (USD mn) -165.881 Dec 2016 quarterly Mar 2005 - Dec 2016
Foreign Direct Investment: First-Rate Investor: Spain (USD mn) -96.376 Dec 2016 quarterly Mar 2005 - Dec 2016
Foreign Direct Investment: First-Rate Investor: United States of america (USD mn) -522.212 Dec 2016 quarterly Mar 2005 - Dec 2016
Foreign Direct Investment: First-Rate Investor: Netherlands (USD mn) -188.390 Dec 2016 quarterly Mar 2005 - Dec 2016
Foreign Direct Investment: First-Rate Investor: Germany (USD mn) -24.999 Dec 2016 quarterly Mar 2005 - Dec 2016
Foreign Direct Investment: First-Rate Investor: Chile (USD mn) 24.550 Dec 2016 quarterly Mar 2005 - Dec 2016
Monetary Last Frequency Range
Non Performing Loans Ratio (%) 3.2 Jun 2022 monthly Dec 2002 - Jun 2022
Household Debt: % of GDP (%) 4.4 Jun 2022 quarterly Dec 2004 - Jun 2022
Money Supply M1 (USD mn) 47,269.567 Jul 2022 monthly Jan 1990 - Jul 2022
Money Supply M2 (USD mn) 84,543.035 Jul 2022 monthly Jan 1990 - Jul 2022
M2 Growth (%) 58.3 Jul 2022 monthly Jan 1991 - Jul 2022
Reserve Requirement Ratio (%) 41.0 Jul 2022 monthly Apr 1985 - Jul 2022
Foreign Exchange Reserves (USD mn) 32,375.6 Jun 2022 monthly Dec 1956 - Jun 2022
Foreign Exchange Reserves: % of GDP (%) 6.373 Mar 2022 quarterly Dec 2004 - Mar 2022
Foreign Exchange Reserves: Months of Import (NA) 3.6 Jul 2022 monthly Jan 1990 - Jul 2022
Gold Reserves (USD mn) 3,502.290 Jul 2022 monthly Dec 1956 - Jul 2022
Total Deposits (USD mn) 101,361.489 Aug 2022 monthly Jul 2002 - Aug 2022
Total Deposits Growth (%) 74.1 Aug 2022 monthly Jul 2003 - Aug 2022
Domestic Credit (USD mn) 164,095.2 Jul 2018 monthly Jan 1990 - Jul 2018
Domestic Credit Growth (%) 24.1 Jul 2018 monthly Jan 1991 - Jul 2018
Credit to Households (USD bn) 20.383 Dec 2021 quarterly Mar 1994 - Dec 2021
Credit to Private Non-Financial Sector (USD bn) 102.271 Dec 2021 quarterly Mar 1990 - Dec 2021
Household Debt (USD mn) 20,530.9 Aug 2022 monthly Jul 2002 - Aug 2022
Total Loans (USD mn) 184,689.041 Jul 2022 monthly Jan 1990 - Jul 2022
Total Loans Growth (%) 72.44 Jul 2022 monthly Jan 1991 - Jul 2022
Private Debt: % of Nominal GDP (%) 11.19 Mar 2022 quarterly Dec 2004 - Mar 2022
Money Supply: Month End: M1 (ARS th) 6,205,076,020.000 Jul 2022 monthly Jan 1990 - Jul 2022
Money Supply: Month End: M2 (ARS th) 11,097,964,216.000 Jul 2022 monthly Jan 1990 - Jul 2022
Money Supply: Month End: M3 (ARS th) 19,172,860,482.000 Jul 2022 monthly Jan 1990 - Jul 2022
ORA: Gold Incl Gold Deposits & Gold Swapped (USD mn) 3,502.290 Jul 2022 monthly Dec 1999 - Jul 2022
ORA: Foreign Currency Reserves (FCR) (USD mn) 29,836.730 Jul 2022 monthly Jul 2006 - Jul 2022
Official Reserve Assets (ORA) (USD mn) 38,231.740 Jul 2022 monthly Dec 1999 - Jul 2022
Deposits: ARS (ARS mn) 14,061,915.516 Aug 2022 monthly Jul 2002 - Aug 2022
Loans (ARS mn) 5,759,914.20 Jun 2018 monthly Jan 1990 - Jun 2018
Loans: ARS: Non Financial: Private: Mortgages (ARS mn) 350,446.129 Aug 2022 monthly Jul 2002 - Aug 2022
Business and Economic Survey Last Frequency Range
Geopolitical Risk Index (%) 0.034 Aug 2022 monthly Jan 1985 - Aug 2022

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