International Debt Statistics
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International Debt Statistics (IDS), successor to Global Development Finance and World Debt Tables, focuses on financial flows, trends in external debt, and other major financial indicators for developing and advanced economies.

The dataset 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.

It includes time-series indicators from 1970 onwards, for most reporting countries, and pipeline data for scheduled debt service payments on existing commitments.

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Bibliographic citation:
World Bank: International Development Statistics (2019 Edition). UK Data Service. https://doi.org/10.5257/wb/ids/2019

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2nd December 2019

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Annual

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Start: 1970
End: 2026

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International Debt StatisticsAbstract

International Debt Statistics (IDS), successor to Global Development Finance and World Debt Tables, focuses on financial flows, trends in external debt, and other major financial indicators for developing and advanced economies.

The dataset 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.

It includes time-series indicators from 1970 onwards, for most reporting countries, and pipeline data for scheduled debt service payments on existing commitments.

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Bibliographic citation:
World Bank: International Development Statistics (2019 Edition). UK Data Service. https://doi.org/10.5257/wb/ids/2019

Source Periodicity

Yearly

Source metadata

IDS Country Metadata/metadata/WB/IDS/IDSCountry_2019.csvIDS Country-Series Metadata/metadata/WB/IDS/IDSCountry-Series_2019.csvIDS Series Metadata/metadata/WB/IDS/IDSSeries_2019.csvIDS Series-Time Metadata/metadata/WB/IDS/IDSSeries-Time_2019.csvIDS Footnotes/metadata/WB/IDS/IDSFootNote_2019.csvReference period

Start: 1970
End: 2026

Date last updated

2nd December 2019

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Annual

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