Lebanon External Debt: % of GDP

2007 - 2019 | Yearly | % | CEIC Data

Lebanon External Debt accounted for 62.8 % of the country's Nominal GDP in 2019, compared with the ratio of 60.7 % in the previous year. Lebanon External Debt: % of Nominal GDP data is updated yearly, available from Dec 2007 to Dec 2019. The data reached an all-time high of 84.4 % in Dec 2007 and a record low of 52.4 % in Dec 2011. CEIC calculates External Debt as % of Nominal GDP from quarterly External Debt and annual Nominal GDP. World bank provides External Debt in USD. The Central Administration of Statistics provides Nominal GDP in local currency. The Central Bank of Lebanon average market exchange rate is used for currency conversions.

In the latest reports of Lebanon, Current Account recorded a deficit of 133.4 USD mn in Sep 2020. Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) increased by 273.8 USD mn in Sep 2020. Lebanon Direct Investment Abroad fell by 6.7 USD mn in Sep 2020. Its Foreign Portfolio Investment fell by 547.9 USD mn in Sep 2020. The country's External Debt reached 33,645.0 in Sep 2020. The country's Nominal GDP was reported at 53.6 USD bn in Dec 2019.

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Lebanon External Debt: % of GDP

What was Lebanon's External Debt: % of GDP in 2019?

Last Previous Min Max Unit Frequency Range
62.8 2019 60.7 2018 52.4 2011 84.4 2007 % yearly 2007 - 2019

External Debt: % of GDP by Country Comparison

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country/region Last Frequency Range
Albania (%) 65.8 2020 yearly 1991 - 2020
Algeria (%) 2.2 2019 yearly 1970 - 2019
Argentina (%) 70.7 2020 yearly 1994 - 2020
Armenia (%) 102.3 2020 yearly 2000 - 2020
Australia (%) 129.6 2020 yearly 1988 - 2020
Austria (%) 164.1 2020 yearly 1997 - 2020
Azerbaijan (%) 20.7 Dec 2020 quarterly Dec 2001 - Dec 2020
Bangladesh (%) 11.4 2017 yearly 1997 - 2017
Belarus (%) 70.2 Dec 2020 quarterly Dec 2000 - Dec 2020
Belgium (%) 268.6 2020 yearly 2007 - 2020
Bolivia (%) 33.0 2019 yearly 2006 - 2019
Bosnia and Herzegovina (%) 23.1 2019 yearly 1999 - 2019
Botswana (%) 7.8 2020 yearly 1995 - 2020
Brazil (%) 38.4 2020 yearly 1992 - 2020
Bulgaria (%) 63.4 2020 yearly 1999 - 2020
Cambodia (%) 56.9 2019 yearly 2010 - 2019
Canada (%) 142.8 2020 yearly 1990 - 2020
Chile (%) 82.4 2020 yearly 1971 - 2020
China (%) 16.3 2020 yearly 1985 - 2020
Colombia (%) 56.8 2020 yearly 1970 - 2020
Croatia (%) 87.9 2020 yearly 1998 - 2020
Cyprus (%) 908.4 2020 yearly 2004 - 2020
Czech Republic (%) 75.5 2020 yearly 1995 - 2020
Denmark (%) 157.0 2020 yearly 2005 - 2020
Ecuador (%) 57.4 2020 yearly 1970 - 2020
Egypt (%) 33.9 Sep 2020 quarterly Jun 1999 - Sep 2020
Estonia (%) 89.8 2020 yearly 1996 - 2020
European Union (%) 130.7 2020 yearly 2008 - 2020
Finland (%) 225.2 2020 yearly 1991 - 2020
France (%) 261.7 2020 yearly 2004 - 2020
Georgia (%) 129.6 2020 yearly 1999 - 2020
Germany (%) 165.2 2020 yearly 1999 - 2020
Ghana (%) 34.2 2020 yearly 1999 - 2020
Greece (%) 299.2 2020 yearly 2003 - 2020
Hong Kong SAR, China (%) 514.2 2020 yearly 2001 - 2020
Hungary (%) 160.2 2020 yearly 2006 - 2020
Iceland (%) 81.0 2020 yearly 1989 - 2020
India (%) 21.1 2021 yearly 1970 - 2021
Indonesia (%) 39.4 2020 yearly 2003 - 2020
Iran (%) 1.6 2020 yearly 1994 - 2020
Ireland (%) 713.4 2020 yearly 2002 - 2020
Israel (%) 32.9 2020 yearly 1998 - 2020
Italy (%) 140.7 2020 yearly 2002 - 2020
Ivory Coast (%) 24.0 2018 yearly 1994 - 2018
Japan (%) 92.8 2020 yearly 2003 - 2020
Jordan (%) 82.1 2020 yearly 1970 - 2020
Kazakhstan (%) 96.5 Dec 2020 quarterly Mar 2002 - Dec 2020
Kenya (%) 33.1 2019 yearly 2015 - 2019
South Korea (%) 33.3 2020 yearly 1994 - 2020
Kosovo (%) 37.0 2020 yearly 2007 - 2020
Kuwait (%) 50.2 2019 yearly 2014 - 2019
Kyrgyzstan (%) 112.4 2020 yearly 2003 - 2020
Laos (%) 52.6 2019 yearly 1996 - 2019
Latvia (%) 124.2 Dec 2020 quarterly Mar 2000 - Dec 2020
Lebanon (%) 62.8 2019 yearly 2007 - 2019
Lithuania (%) 74.2 2020 yearly 1996 - 2020
Luxembourg (%) 5,104.4 2020 yearly 2002 - 2020
North Macedonia (%) 80.2 2020 yearly 2004 - 2020
Malawi (%) 39.4 2014 yearly 2006 - 2014
Malaysia (%) 67.6 2020 yearly 2009 - 2020
Malta (%) 697.3 2020 yearly 2004 - 2020
Mauritius (%) 2,006.5 2020 yearly 2009 - 2020
Mexico (%) 42.8 2020 yearly 2002 - 2020
Moldova (%) 70.1 2020 yearly 2000 - 2020
Mongolia (%) 244.8 2020 yearly 1992 - 2020
Montenegro (%) 150.5 2019 yearly 2006 - 2019
Morocco (%) 53.6 2020 yearly 1970 - 2020
Mozambique (%) 71.8 2017 yearly 1985 - 2017
Nepal (%) 17.3 2016 yearly 2001 - 2016
Netherlands (%) 443.8 2020 yearly 2003 - 2020
New Zealand (%) 90.6 2020 yearly 1993 - 2020
Nigeria (%) 7.8 2020 yearly 1985 - 2020
Norway (%) 180.1 2020 yearly 2003 - 2020
Pakistan (%) 43.0 2020 yearly 2000 - 2020
Palestinian Territory (%) 35.4 2018 yearly 2012 - 2018
Panama (%) 156.8 2019 yearly 2014 - 2019
Paraguay (%) 53.7 2020 yearly 2000 - 2020
Peru (%) 43.4 2020 yearly 1980 - 2020
Philippines (%) 27.2 2020 yearly 1990 - 2020
Poland (%) 60.2 2020 yearly 1995 - 2020
Portugal (%) 202.7 2020 yearly 1996 - 2020
Qatar (%) 83.0 2010 yearly 2000 - 2010
Romania (%) 57.8 2020 yearly 1995 - 2020
Russia (%) 31.5 2020 yearly 1993 - 2020
Serbia (%) 61.5 2020 yearly 2000 - 2020
Singapore (%) 471.3 2020 yearly 2003 - 2020
Slovakia (%) 121.2 2020 yearly 1995 - 2020
Slovenia (%) 103.2 2020 yearly 2001 - 2020
South Africa (%) 56.5 2020 yearly 1985 - 2020
Spain (%) 199.4 2020 yearly 1995 - 2020
Sri Lanka (%) 61.1 2020 yearly 1994 - 2020
Sudan (%) 120.5 2019 yearly 2001 - 2019
Sweden (%) 164.2 2020 yearly 1997 - 2020
Switzerland (%) 284.6 2020 yearly 1999 - 2020
Taiwan (%) 28.4 2020 yearly 1999 - 2020
Tajikistan (%) 37.5 2020 yearly 2000 - 2020
Thailand (%) 36.7 Dec 2020 quarterly Mar 2005 - Dec 2020
Tunisia (%) 100.9 2020 yearly 2002 - 2020
Turkey (%) 62.8 2020 yearly 1989 - 2020
Ukraine (%) 80.8 2020 yearly 1993 - 2020

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Government and Public Finance Last Frequency Range
Consolidated Fiscal Balance: % of GDP (%) -10.9 2019 yearly 1992 - 2019
Consolidated Fiscal Balance (USD mn) -436.127 Aug 2020 monthly Jan 1998 - Aug 2020
Tax Revenue (USD mn) 733.151 Dec 2020 monthly Jan 1998 - Dec 2020
Tax Revenue: % of GDP (%) 15.5 2019 yearly 1998 - 2019
National Government Debt (USD mn) 95,506.5 Nov 2020 monthly Dec 2001 - Nov 2020
Government Debt: % of GDP (%) 171.0 2019 yearly 1998 - 2019
Forecast: Government Expenditure (LBP bn) 20,816.210 2020 yearly 1990 - 2020
Forecast: Government Net Debt (LBP bn) 147,617.010 2020 yearly 2000 - 2020
Forecast: Government Revenue (LBP bn) 11,349.200 2020 yearly 1990 - 2020
Govt Transactions: Budget Deficit or Surplus (LBP mn) -130,759.000 Dec 2020 monthly Jan 1998 - Dec 2020
Govt Transactions: Budget: Revenue (LBP mn) 1,646,451.000 Dec 2020 monthly Jan 1998 - Dec 2020
Govt Transactions: Budget: Revenue: Tax: Value Added Tax (LBP mn) 239,402.000 Dec 2020 monthly Feb 2002 - Dec 2020
Govt Transactions: Budget: Revenue: Tax (LBP mn) 1,105,225.000 Dec 2020 monthly Jan 1998 - Dec 2020
Govt Transactions: Budget: Expenditure (LBP mn) 1,777,210.000 Dec 2020 monthly Jan 1998 - Dec 2020
Government Expenditure: ytd: Capital (LBP bn) 401.000 Nov 2020 monthly Sep 2003 - Nov 2020
Government Expenditure: ytd: Current (LBP bn) 15,035.000 Nov 2020 monthly Sep 2003 - Nov 2020
Public Debt: Outstanding: Gross: Domestic (LBP bn) 91,327.000 Mar 2021 monthly Dec 1993 - Mar 2021
Public Debt: Outstanding: Net (LBP bn) 130,784.000 Mar 2021 monthly Dec 1993 - Mar 2021
Public Debt: Outstanding: Gross: Foreign (LBP bn) 54,022.000 Nov 2020 monthly Dec 2001 - Nov 2020
Public Debt: Outstanding: Gross (LBP bn) 143,976.000 Nov 2020 monthly Dec 2001 - Nov 2020
Public Debt: Outstanding: Gross: Domestic: Long Term Bonds (LBP bn) 89,972.000 Mar 2021 monthly Dec 1993 - Mar 2021
Public Debt: Outstanding: Gross: Domestic: Short Term Treasury Bills (LBP bn) 1,149.000 Jan 2021 monthly Dec 1993 - Jan 2021
Foreign Trade Last Frequency Range
Forecast: Exports of Goods Growth (%) -19.418 2020 yearly 1980 - 2020
Trade Balance (USD mn) -723.4 Nov 2020 monthly Jan 1993 - Nov 2020
Total Exports (USD mn) 282.8 Nov 2020 monthly Jan 1993 - Nov 2020
Total Exports Growth (%) -41.8 Feb 2021 monthly Jan 1994 - Feb 2021
Aluminum: Exports (USD th) 14,341.692 2020 yearly 1995 - 2020
Exports: Medicament (USD th) 54,705.597 2020 yearly 1995 - 2020
Exports: Medicinal and Pharmaceutical Product (USD th) 4,623.547 2020 yearly 1995 - 2020
Total Imports (USD mn) 1,232.1 Dec 2020 monthly Jan 1993 - Dec 2020
Total Imports Growth (%) 8.6 Feb 2021 monthly Jan 1994 - Feb 2021
Imports: Medicament (USD th) 673,718.479 2020 yearly 1995 - 2020
Imports: Medicinal and Pharmaceutical Product (USD th) 211,467.981 2020 yearly 1995 - 2020
Total Exports to USA (USD mn) 5.701 Oct 2020 monthly Jan 2010 - Oct 2020
Total Imports from USA (USD mn) 81.894 Nov 2020 monthly Jan 2010 - Nov 2020
Total Exports to China (USD mn) 1.259 Dec 2020 monthly Jan 2010 - Dec 2020
Total Imports from China (USD mn) 107.391 Dec 2020 monthly Jan 1981 - Dec 2020
Imports: LBP (LBP bn) 1,557.301 Feb 2021 monthly Jan 1993 - Feb 2021
Trade Balance: LBP (LBP bn) -1,256.246 Feb 2021 monthly Jan 1993 - Feb 2021
Exports: LBP (LBP bn) 301.055 Feb 2021 monthly Jan 1993 - Feb 2021
Exports: HS: 1-Digit: LBP: Machinery and Electrical Instruments (LBP mn) 27,713.721 Feb 2021 monthly Jan 2000 - Feb 2021
Exports: HS: 1-Digit: LBP: Pearls, Precious Stones and Metals (LBP mn) 71,629.300 Feb 2021 monthly Jan 2000 - Feb 2021
Exports: HS: 1-Digit: LBP: Prepared Foodstuffs, Beverages and Tobacco (LBP mn) 48,434.155 Feb 2021 monthly Jan 2000 - Feb 2021
Exports: HS: 1-Digit: LBP: Products of Chemical and Allied Industries (LBP mn) 25,937.533 Feb 2021 monthly Jan 2000 - Feb 2021
Exports: HS: 1-Digit: LBP: Base Metals and Articles of Base Metal (LBP mn) 34,974.238 Feb 2021 monthly Jan 2000 - Feb 2021
Exports: MENA: Syria (USD mn) 29.252 Dec 2020 quarterly Mar 2004 - Dec 2020
Exports: MENA: Saudi Arabia (USD mn) 60.336 Dec 2020 quarterly Mar 2004 - Dec 2020
Exports: Monthly: ow China (USD) 37,000.000 Jan 2020 monthly Jan 2010 - Jan 2020
Exports: MENA: Iraq (USD mn) 34.413 Dec 2020 quarterly Mar 2004 - Dec 2020
Exports: MENA: United Arab Emirates (USD mn) 186.261 Dec 2020 quarterly Mar 2004 - Dec 2020
Exports: Europe: Switzerland (USD mn) 24.882 Dec 2018 quarterly Mar 2004 - Dec 2018
Exports: Monthly: ow United States of America (USD) 5,951,000.000 Jan 2020 monthly Jan 2010 - Jan 2020
Imports: HS: 1-Digit: LBP: Vehicles, Aircraft, Vessels, Transport Equipment (LBP mn) 121,008.867 Feb 2021 monthly Jan 2000 - Feb 2021
Imports: HS: 1-Digit: LBP: Mineral Products (LBP mn) 342,126.538 Feb 2021 monthly Jan 2000 - Feb 2021
Imports: HS: 1-Digit: LBP: Machinery and Electrical Instruments (LBP mn) 105,909.445 Feb 2021 monthly Jan 2000 - Feb 2021
Imports: HS: 1-Digit: LBP: Prepared Foodstuffs, Beverages and Tobacco (LBP mn) 115,789.800 Feb 2021 monthly Jan 2000 - Feb 2021
Imports: HS: 1-Digit: LBP: Products of Chemical and Allied Industries (LBP mn) 235,908.191 Feb 2021 monthly Jan 2000 - Feb 2021
Imports: Monthly: ow United States of America (USD) 73,007,000.000 Jan 2020 monthly Jan 2010 - Jan 2020
Imports: Monthly: ow China (USD) 65,944,000.000 Jan 2020 monthly Jan 2010 - Jan 2020
Imports: Europe: France (USD mn) 111.403 Dec 2020 quarterly Mar 2004 - Dec 2020
Imports: MENA: Turkey (USD mn) 331.076 Dec 2020 quarterly Mar 2004 - Dec 2020
Imports: Europe: Italy (USD mn) 141.882 Dec 2020 quarterly Mar 2004 - Dec 2020
Imports: Europe: Germany (USD mn) 171.657 Dec 2020 quarterly Mar 2004 - Dec 2020
Balance of Payments Last Frequency Range
Direct Investment Abroad (USD mn) -6.7 Sep 2020 monthly Jan 2002 - Sep 2020
Current Account Balance (USD mn) -133.4 Sep 2020 monthly Jan 2002 - Sep 2020
Current Account Balance: % of GDP (%) -20.5 2019 yearly 2002 - 2019
Foreign Direct Investment (USD mn) 273.8 Sep 2020 monthly Jan 2002 - Sep 2020
Foreign Direct Investment: % of GDP (%) 3.8 2019 yearly 2004 - 2019
Foreign Portfolio Investment (USD mn) -547.860 Sep 2020 quarterly Mar 2002 - Sep 2020
Foreign Portfolio Investment: % of GDP (%) -4.4 2019 yearly 2002 - 2019
Foreign Portfolio Investment: Equity Securities (USD mn) 0.1 Sep 2020 quarterly Mar 2002 - Sep 2020
Foreign Portfolio Investment: Debt Securities (USD mn) -547.910 Sep 2020 quarterly Mar 2002 - Sep 2020
External Debt (USD mn) 33,676.0 Dec 2020 quarterly Dec 2007 - Dec 2020
External Debt: % of GDP (%) 62.8 2019 yearly 2007 - 2019
Forecast: Current Account Balance (USD bn) -2.733 2020 yearly 1980 - 2020
BoP: Current Account: Current Transfers: Debit (USD mn) -267.690 Sep 2020 monthly Jan 2002 - Sep 2020
BoP: Current Account: Goods: Credit (USD mn) 403.990 Sep 2020 monthly Jan 2002 - Sep 2020
BoP: Current Account: Goods: Debit (USD mn) -903.070 Sep 2020 monthly Jan 2002 - Sep 2020
BoP: Financial Account: Financial: Portfolio Investment: Liabilities (USD mn) -135.700 Sep 2020 monthly Jan 2002 - Sep 2020
BoP: Current Account: Goods (USD mn) -499.080 Sep 2020 monthly Jan 2002 - Sep 2020
BoP: Financial Account (USD mn) 1,848.290 Sep 2020 monthly Jan 2002 - Sep 2020
BoP: Financial Account: Financial: Direct Investment: Abroad (USD mn) 6.700 Sep 2020 monthly Jan 2002 - Sep 2020
BoP: Financial Account: Assets (USD mn) 2,133.270 Sep 2020 monthly Jan 2002 - Sep 2020
BoP: Financial Account: Financial: Portfolio Investment: Assets (USD mn) 29.040 Sep 2020 monthly Jan 2002 - Sep 2020
BoP: Financial Account: Financial: Other Investment: Assets (USD mn) -435.140 Sep 2020 monthly Jan 2002 - Sep 2020
BoP: Current Account: Income: Debit (USD mn) -152.550 Sep 2020 monthly Jan 2002 - Sep 2020
BoP: Current Account: Credit (USD mn) 1,547.880 Sep 2020 monthly Jan 2002 - Sep 2020
BoP: Current Account: Current Transfers: Credit (USD mn) 632.600 Sep 2020 monthly Jan 2002 - Sep 2020
BoP: Financial Account: Liabilities (USD mn) -284.980 Sep 2020 monthly Jan 2002 - Sep 2020
BoP: Current Account: Current Transfers (USD mn) 364.910 Sep 2020 monthly Jan 2002 - Sep 2020
BoP: Current Account: Services: Debit (USD mn) -357.950 Sep 2020 monthly Jan 2002 - Sep 2020
BoP: Capital Account: Debit (USD mn) -20.990 Sep 2020 monthly Jan 2002 - Sep 2020
BoP: Trade Balance (USD mn) -1,222.100 Jun 2017 monthly Jan 2002 - Jun 2017
BoP: Financial Account: Financial: Other Investment: Liabilities (USD mn) -423.060 Sep 2020 monthly Jan 2002 - Sep 2020
BoP: Current Account: Services (USD mn) -9.990 Sep 2020 monthly Jan 2002 - Sep 2020
BoP: Financial Account: Financial: Portfolio Investment (USD mn) -106.670 Sep 2020 monthly Jan 2002 - Sep 2020
BoP: Financial Account: Financial: Other Investment (USD mn) -858.200 Sep 2020 monthly Jan 2002 - Sep 2020
BoP: Current Account: Debit (USD mn) -1,681.260 Sep 2020 monthly Jan 2002 - Sep 2020
BoP: Current Account: Income (USD mn) 10.790 Sep 2020 monthly Jan 2002 - Sep 2020
BoP: Current Account: Income: Credit (USD mn) 163.330 Sep 2020 monthly Jan 2002 - Sep 2020
BoP: Financial Account: Financial: Reserve Assets (USD mn) 2,532.670 Sep 2020 monthly Jan 2002 - Sep 2020
BoP: Financial Account: Financial: Direct Investment (USD mn) 280.480 Sep 2020 monthly Jan 2002 - Sep 2020
BoP: Net Errors and Omissions (USD mn) -1,831.100 Sep 2020 monthly Jan 2002 - Sep 2020
BoP: Current Account: Services: Credit (USD mn) 347.960 Sep 2020 monthly Jan 2002 - Sep 2020
BoP: Capital Account: Credit (USD mn) 137.170 Sep 2020 monthly Jan 2002 - Sep 2020
BoP: Capital Account (USD mn) 116.190 Sep 2020 monthly Jan 2002 - Sep 2020
Monetary Last Frequency Range
Non Performing Loans Ratio (%) 20.3 Mar 2020 quarterly Jun 2011 - Mar 2020
Money Supply M1 (USD mn) 33,162.786 May 2021 monthly Dec 1979 - May 2021
Money Supply M2 (USD mn) 49,295.058 May 2021 monthly Dec 1979 - May 2021
M2 Growth (%) 27.1 May 2021 monthly Dec 1980 - May 2021
Reserve Requirement Ratio (%) 25.0 Apr 2021 monthly Dec 2002 - Apr 2021
Foreign Exchange Reserves (USD mn) 41,887.2 Nov 2020 monthly Jun 1990 - Nov 2020
Foreign Exchange Reserves: % of GDP (%) 96.393 2019 yearly 2004 - 2019
Foreign Exchange Reserves: Months of Import (NA) 44.7 Jan 2021 monthly Jan 1993 - Jan 2021
Gold Reserves (USD mn) 17,577.322 May 2021 monthly Dec 1950 - May 2021
Total Deposits (USD mn) 138,735.058 Feb 2021 monthly Dec 2017 - Feb 2021
Domestic Credit (USD mn) 105,909.1 Jan 2018 monthly Mar 1965 - Jan 2018
Domestic Credit Growth (%) 2.2 Jan 2018 monthly Mar 1966 - Jan 2018
Total Loans (USD mn) 46,389.713 Sep 2020 monthly Mar 2002 - Sep 2020
Total Loans Growth (%) -29.08 Sep 2020 monthly Mar 2003 - Sep 2020
Private Debt: % of Nominal GDP (%) 101.94 2017 yearly 1988 - 2017
Money Supply: M4 (LBP bn) 223,562.00 Jul 2018 monthly Jan 2017 - Jul 2018
Money Supply: M3 (LBP bn) 212,335.00 Jul 2018 monthly Jan 2017 - Jul 2018
Reserve Requirement Ratio: Local Currency: Time Liabilities (%) 15.000 Jun 2021 monthly Dec 2002 - Jun 2021

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