International Debt Statistics

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International Debt Statistics (IDS), successor to Global Development Finance and World Debt Tables, is designed to respond to user demand for timely, comprehensive data on trends in external debt in low- and middle-income countries. The World Bank’s Debtor Reporting System (DRS), from which the aggregate and country tables presented in this report are drawn, was established in 1951. World Debt Tables, the first publication that included DRS external debt data, appeared in 1973 and gained increased attention during the debt crisis of the 1980s. Since then, the publication and data have undergone numerous revisions and iterations to address the challenges and demands posed by the global economic conditions.

Acronym: 
IDS
Type: 
Time Series
Topics: 
Macroeconomic Vulnerability and Debt
Economy Coverage: 
IBRD
IDA
Low Income
Languages Supported: 
English
Number of Economies: 
121
Geographical Coverage: 
East Asia & Pacific
Europe & Central Asia
Latin America & Caribbean
Middle East & North Africa
South Asia
Access Options:
API Documentation, Download, Query Tool
Temporal Coverage: 
1970 - 2025

Update Frequency

Update Frequency: 
Annually
Release Date: 
December 20, 2012

Harvest Source

Harvest Source: 
Indicators API

Harvest Source ID

Harvest Source ID: 
6

Last Updated

Last Updated: 
November 13, 2018
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Debt Data Portal

This is the central hub for information on debt statistics through three databases. The primary database, International Debt Statistics provides a detailed picture of debt stocks and flows of low and middle income countries. In addition Quarterly External Debt and Quarterly Public Sector Debt databases provide the debt stock of high income countries collected by the World Bank.

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International Debt Statistics, The World Bank

International Debt Statistics (IDS), successor to Global Development Finance and World Debt Tables, is designed to respond to user demand for timely, comprehensive data on trends in external debt in low- and middle-income countries. The World Bank’s Debtor Reporting System (DRS), from which the aggregate and country tables presented in this report are drawn, was established in 1951. World Debt Tables, the first publication that included DRS external debt data, appeared in 1973 and gained increased attention during the debt crisis of the 1980s. Since then, the publication and data have undergone numerous revisions and iterations to address the challenges and demands posed by the global economic conditions.

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Modified Date
2019-07-23
Release Date
Periodicity
Annual
Identifier
90a34ea4-8a5c-11e6-ae22-56b6b64086
Temporal Coverage

1970 - 2025

License
License Not Specified
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Acronym: 
IDS
Type: 
Languages Supported: 
Economy Coverage: 
Terms of Use: 
Number of Economies: 
121
Update Frequency: 
Is this dataset a subscription: 
No
Update Schedule: 
December
Data Classification of a Dataset: 
Source Type: 
Start Date: 
Thursday, January 1, 1970
End Date: 
Wednesday, January 1, 2025
DEC
Release Date: 
Thursday, December 20, 2012
Last Updated Date: 
Tuesday, November 13, 2018
Granularity: 
Harvest Source: 
Harvest Source ID: 
6
Citation Text: 
International Debt Statistics, The World Bank
Modified date: 
17848
Primary Dataset: 
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International Debt Statistics, The World Bank

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International Debt Statistics, The World Bank

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