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Title
Title:
Total External Debt
SubTitle:
Regional level
Filename:  
reg_debt_external
 
 
 
General Description
Abstract:
Statistical tables provide comprehensive, up-to-date data on social, demographic, and economic development on more than 100 World Bank member countries and territories. Data focus on national accounts, international transactions, and other indicators of development. Data are organized into two series: country statistics and topical statistics. Most of the country statistics are concerned with national accounts and international transactions (foreign trade, balance of payments, and external debt). These statistics include current gross national product (GNP) per capita; origin and use of resources; gross domestic product (GDP); GDP at factor cost by sector; resource balance; domestic absorption; gross domestic savings; domestic price inflators; manufacturing activity; monetary holdings; government deficit or surplus; foreign trade; balance of payments; external debt; and, social indicators. The topical statistics series recasts some indicators from country statistics series to analyze how low- and middle-income economies have fared in recent decades. Selected topics include GNP per capita; gross national income per capita; private consumption per capita; gross domestic investment per capita; gross national income; GDP; sectoral contribution to growth of GDP; percentage of GDP attributed to domestic investment, savings, and private consumption; and, value and growth of merchandise imports and exports. Much of the time series are based on national sources as collected by World Bank regional economists. Other data are obtained from other international organizations (e.g., Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development, the United Nations Industrial Development Organization, and the International Monetary Fund). Some data are estimated by World Bank staff. A description of sources and methods for major categories is found in the World Tables report. As far as practical, the economic indicators conform to the United Nations' System of National Accounts (SNA), and social indicators conform to methodologies of specialized agencies within the United Nations. In some areas of economic statistics, additional guidelines have been developed that are broadly in line with the SNA but differ in some respects. A concerted effort is made to standardize data and to note exceptions to standards. However, full comparability cannot be assured. The data are drawn from sources thought to be the most authoritative, but much are subject to considerable margins of error. This is particularly true for data for the most recent year. Moreover, intercountry and intertemporal comparisons always involve complex technical problems, which have no full and unequivocal solution. Data are from the World Development Indicators 2001 CD-ROM http://www.worldbank.org/data
Purpose:
The World Bank compiles and disseminates country estimates that it uses to assess economic and social trends in developing countries. Other economies are covered to the extent that they provide internationally comparable measures in readily usable form. These statistics are published in the Bank's annual publications Trends in Developing Economies (printed report and data diskette) and World Tables (printed report through 1995 and CD-ROM thereafter) are used to measure trends in groups of countries as reported by the Bank in World Development Report (printed report) and World Development Indicators (data diskette), and appear in the Bank's annual The World Bank Atlas as maps, charts, and graphs.
Units:
Million Constant 1995 US$
GEO Theme:
Socio-Economy
GEO Data Category:   
Economy
Type:
Other Documents
Subtype:
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Language:
English
Status:
Complete
Maintenance:
Unknown
 
 
 
Keywords
GEMET Theme:
Economics
Free Keywords:
Economy, external debts, total, regional level
 
 
 
Online Reference
URL:
No reference for download
File Format:
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Spatial Reference
Coverage:
World
Coordinates:
 
North
90
 
West -180
 
180 East
 
-90
South
 
Region:
World
Subregion:
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Resolution:
Region
 
 
 
Temporal Reference
Covered Time:
1971-1999
 
 
 
Responsability
Person:
Jaap Van Woerden
Organization:
UNEP/DEWA/GRID-Geneva
Address:
11, chemin des Anemones
 
 
Postal Code:
1219
City:
Chatelaine
State:
Geneva
Country:
Switzerland
Phone:
+41 22 917 82 94
Fax:
+41 22 917 80 29
Email:
geo@grid.unep.ch
 
 
Publisher:
UNEP/GRID
Publ. Place:
Geneva
 
 
Publ. Year:
2001
Data Source:
WDI
Data Provider:
WB
Copyright:
UNEP/GRID
User Constr.:
Public
 
 
 
Metadata Information
Person:
Gregory Giuliani
Organization:
UNEP/DEWA/GRID-Geneva
Address:
11, Chemin des Anemones
 
 
Postal Code:
1219
City:
Chatelaine
State:
Geneva
Country:
Switzerland
Phone:
+41 22 917 82 94
Fax:
+41 22 917 80 29
Email:
geo@grid.unep.ch
 
 
Date:
20020121
 
 
 
 
 
GIS Data Info
Projection:
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Min. Scale:
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Max. Scale
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Data Resol.:
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Data Format:
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Statistics Data Info
Aggregation method
Mehtod:
Sum
Weight factor:
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Comments:
The data is only aggregated if at least 75 % of the observations are available (i.e. % of population or % of area or % of countries) on an annual basis. The value "-9999" corresponds to "No Data".
 
Interpolations/Extrapolations
Interpolations:
None
Extrapolations:
None
Method:
Other
Comments:
The data is recalculated from Current US$ used in the World Development Indicators 2001. Current US$ is based on the World Bank's currency index for the period 1970 to 2010 with the base year 1995.
 
Calculated pre 1991-1992 relative country share
Former USSR:
None
Former Yugoslavia SFR:
None
Former Czechoslovakia:
None
Former Ethiopia:
None
Comments:
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General comments
Country notes:
Data from 1993 onwards are estimates and reflect borrowing by the former Yugoslavia that are not yet allocated to the successor republics.
Definitions:
Total external debt is debt owed to nonresidents repayable in foreign currency, goods, or services. Total external debt is the sum of public, publicly guaranteed, and private nonguaranteed long-term debt, use of IMF credit, and short-term debt. Short-term debt includes all debt having an original maturity of one year or less and interest in arrears on long-term debt.
Comments:
Copyright c 2001 (Aggregations) United Nations Environment Programme/DEWA/GRID-Geneva. Data aggregation made by Andrea DeBono and Ola Nordbeck (UNEP/DEWA/GRID-Geneva).