Average grace period on new external debt commitments (years)

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Grace period is the period from the date of signature of the loan or the issue of the financial instrument to the first repayment of principal. To obtain the average, the grace periods for all public and publicly guaranteed loans have been weighted by the amounts of the loans. Public debt is an external obligation of a public debtor, including the national government, a political subdivision (or an agency of either), and autonomous public bodies. Publicly guaranteed debt is an external obligation of a private debtor that is guaranteed for repayment by a public entity.
Source: The World Bank: World Development Indicators    # of Reporting Countries: 135
Frequency: Annual    Earliest: 1970-12     Latest: 2016-12

2009-12 2010-12 2011-12 2012-12 2013-12 2014-12 2015-12 2016-12
1) Afghanistan
7.83
29.8
2) Albania
5.73
4.59
4.38
5.77
5.33
7.54
5.5
6.99
3) Algeria
6.67
10.1
5.08
4) Angola
1.47
1
1.76
2.25
0.56
1.68
8.88
1.63
5) Argentina
3.68
5.38
7.27
6.08
6.8
4.34
7.72
6) Armenia
5.93
5.86
5.85
5.88
6.96
5.05
7.22
7.74
7) Azerbaijan
6.05
3.71
2.64
3.31
4.11
8.13
1.78
5.86
8) Bangladesh
7.37
8.28
4.67
5.15
8.4
8.16
6.97
9.11
9) Belarus
4.45
3.83
7
1.5
3.61
3.8
4.25
3.14
10) Belize
4.57
5.53
5.08
3.01
5.59
4
5.07
5.35
11) Benin
8.46
9.38
6.86
9.47
7.29
6.54
5.83
5.56
12) Bhutan
5.76
7.85
9.62
5.68
8.38
6.76
6.23
8.41
13) Bolivia
5
6.08
1.52
7.89
7.12
6.64
4.11
4.8
14) Bosnia Herzegovina
4.77
6.97
6.04
5.28
4.79
5.47
5.4
6.2
15) Botswana
5.82
4.54
10.4
5.16
1
16) Brazil
7.13
6.83
7.46
7.2
5.36
7.89
4.34
13.8
17) Bulgaria
5.34
5.84
4.82
4.97
6.49
9.89
11.9
8.26
18) Burkina Faso
7.55
8.91
7.13
7.32
7.84
7.32
6.78
6.06
19) Burundi
10
5.83
10.2
7.69
2.83
7.86
5.08
20) Cambodia
8.72
8.24
9.68
6.26
8.2
8.67
7.93
7.98
21) Cameroon
7.95
9.06
5.23
5.83
6.83
5.79
6.14
3.35
22) Cape Verde
10.75
12.2
7.52
9.06
6.53
7.09
7.22
10.3
23) Central African Republic
10.08
8.05
0.36
9.99
1
8.21
10
24) Chad
2.6
1.98
3.99
4.8
0.59
5.67
5.41
5.41
25) China
4.1
3.72
12.9
11.1
8.96
9.94
8.55
6.24
26) Colombia
11.69
7.99
9.92
10.1
8.7
21.7
9.41
8.02
27) Comoros
5.25
11.4
28) Congo
5.21
9.25
2.02
3.9
5.3
3.73
5.12
3.4
29) Costa Rica
4.24
0.33
5.64
6.8
14.7
13.7
22.5
5.03
30) DR Congo
11.64
5.47
3.46
3.89
4.98
5.16
5.71
5.93
31) Djibouti
7.33
5.68
5.39
5.7
6.54
5.08
1.99
6.85
32) Dominica
8.39
5.53
3.51
4.95
2.61
9.82
5.86
10
33) Dominican Republic
4.64
7.28
6.43
2.22
9.69
16
15.3
9.2
34) East Asia & Pacific (developing only)
9.61
8.05
9.53
12.26
35) Ecuador
5.62
3.69
2.78
2.38
5.5
5.36
5.6
5.46
36) Egypt
7.07
9.08
4.75
5.94
4.24
7.14
4.48
2.95
37) El Salvador
4.89
3.85
4.31
7.99
3.19
5.24
8.65
4.43
38) Eritrea
5.04
10
10.4
39) Ethiopia
7.54
6.77
3.5
9.1
4.93
6.57
5.39
6.71
40) Europe & Central Asia (developing only)
5.57
7.44
7.37
6.62
41) Fiji
8.08
3.8
4.96
5.08
5.5
2.7
5.58
42) Gabon
2.14
3.77
2.89
4.92
8.85
4.56
6.59
5.67
43) Gambia
6.4
1
3.95
6.63
3.95
6.81
5.79
6.77
44) Georgia
7.84
5.31
7.6
7.07
6.5
7.52
7.61
5.71
45) Ghana
6.96
6.2
3.33
5.18
6.45
6.9
9.66
5.01
46) Grenada
6.75
5.88
2.14
7
5
10.9
7.96
7.36
47) Guatemala
6.34
4.8
4.43
9.08
9.25
4.33
6
9.86
48) Guinea Bissau
10.3
5.22
4.61
49) Guinea
10.42
8.08
7.6
10
8.92
9.22
6.8
50) Guyana
4.75
4.92
4.49
4.2
10.8
6.51
4.51
4.87
51) Haiti
3.81
3.26
2.99
3
3
3
3
3.42
52) Honduras
7.98
5.33
3.78
13
7.21
6.2
6.21
4.77
53) India
5.68
6.48
5.27
6.15
5.33
5.42
5.24
7.56
54) Indonesia
6.11
7.84
9.92
14.5
11.5
12
12.5
11.8
55) Iran
2.34
4.22
0.75
3.13
2.58
56) Ivory Coast
5.93
3.14
4.41
1.43
3.3
6.08
9.33
4.27
57) Jamaica
3.28
5.18
8.62
5.49
5.08
7.77
15.5
25.2
58) Jordan
4.61
4.59
3.78
4.5
4.47
3.88
6.3
6.04
59) Kazakhstan
4.68
3.67
4.43
11.8
21.2
16.8
13.8
3.5
60) Kenya
8.94
9.71
6.27
7.09
8.22
6.82
4.56
4.69
61) Kosovo
6.07
2.35
3.5
3.71
2.66
4.67
62) Kyrgyzstan
6.46
9.37
6.05
8.94
11.1
7.9
10
7.68
63) Laos
7.13
7.16
6.62
7.59
6.64
6.58
8
5.42
64) Latin America & Caribbean (developing only)
8.68
9.99
10.46
10.81
65) Lebanon
6.82
9.7
9.22
8.52
7.51
9.51
11.4
10
66) Lesotho
9.28
6.58
6.6
5.7
9.76
7.16
10
5.24
67) Liberia
10
0.32
8.65
8.78
8.36
10.1
7.33
68) Low & middle income
7.54
7.47
8.24
9.64
7.34
9.85
9.19
7.66
69) Low income
7.97
8.58
5.35
8.28
5.85
7.08
6.33
6.26
70) Lower middle income
6.53
7.07
6.2
7.92
6.2
7.36
7.76
6.51
71) Macedonia
3.98
3.22
3.5
4.03
3.14
5.43
4.64
6.77
72) Madagascar
6.66
0.5
0.42
10.2
3.79
7.32
4.57
6.18
73) Malawi
7.61
8.95
3.88
8.79
7.89
9.32
5.96
7.91
74) Malaysia
18.95
2.63
7.68
20.4
18.9
22.8
17.7
9.66
75) Maldives
3.16
6.49
3.04
6.5
6.67
3.66
5.02
3.15
76) Mali
8.64
8.48
7.26
6.75
8.59
7.23
6.25
5.33
77) Mauritania
4.42
5.79
6.61
5.69
7.24
5.55
7.16
5.48
78) Mauritius
4.68
5.32
4.12
5.38
5.67
4.44
5.64
6.67
79) Mexico
10.32
12.1
14.8
14.7
11.7
19
19.8
10.7
80) Middle East & North Africa (developing only)
5.98
7.67
6.43
7.08
81) Middle income
7.52
7.43
8.36
9.68
7.42
9.98
9.33
7.7
82) Moldova
7.15
5.71
2.31
4.51
4.57
4.79
1.75
4.13
83) Mongolia
10.07
10.1
5.24
8.26
4.89
5.05
2.93
4.79
84) Montenegro
1.32
4.09
4.22
2.93
2.26
5.33
5
4.62
85) Morocco
4.85
7.66
5.43
8.78
4.15
9.42
4.1
5.09
86) Mozambique
7.86
10.5
5.93
6.31
5.97
8.04
8.14
7.45
87) Myanmar
9.38
9.55
6.97
6.25
7.1
88) Nepal
9.76
8.11
5.45
8.22
8.93
8.31
8.01
8.33
89) Nicaragua
6.36
5.94
5.3
15.1
12.6
13.4
4.65
4.22
90) Niger
9.63
9.51
3.66
8.48
6.36
8.24
5.67
5.67
91) Nigeria
9.99
8.17
6.18
7.99
5.96
5.2
5.2
5.11
92) Pakistan
6.78
7.31
6.36
5.37
5.19
6.43
5.82
4.62
93) Panama
8.39
4.47
5.74
3.32
19.6
6.96
6.46
9.84
94) Papua New Guinea
8.47
8.9
6.01
4.78
7.19
5.86
9.25
7.06
95) Paraguay
6.46
3.6
4.89
8.02
9.62
22.7
6.41
8.4
96) Peru
11.19
19.6
5.56
25.2
5.93
19.6
13.1
11.8
97) Philippines
11.6
12.1
15.4
13.7
8.95
8.9
15.8
8.18
98) Romania
5.62
5.37
7.22
8.41
7.63
14.1
13.6
12.8
99) Russia
4.91
5.21
11.9
4.94
4.18
3.37
12.4
100) Rwanda
6.96
8.4
5.8
8.67
8.89
7.04
6.41
7.89
101) Saint Lucia
2.22
7.81
0.34
10.4
6.62
4.53
25.2
102) Samoa
7.98
5.08
6.48
5.33
10
103) Sao Tome and Principe
7.31
9.91
7.14
10
9.91
7.7
4.93
104) Senegal
7.63
8.99
7.49
9.68
5.8
8.3
6.66
5.42
105) Serbia
5.79
3.73
5.95
3.84
5.79
6.3
5.34
2.48
106) Sierra Leone
8.88
8.61
4.71
8.1
7.57
9.72
6.26
6.32
107) Solomon Islands
3.5
8.25
9.77
10.3
8.25
108) South Africa
6.44
7.14
9.34
10.9
10.8
18.2
1.37
8.09
109) South Asia
6.03
6.99
5.34
5.84
5.89
5.89
6.04
7.25
110) Sri Lanka
5.41
7
6.19
5.8
5.59
5.14
8.63
5.65
111) St Vincent Grenadines
5.37
4.16
1.8
5.55
2.65
7.38
1.79
4.99
112) Sub-Saharan Africa (developing only)
5.84
6.53
4.55
6.23
113) Sudan
3.1
3.96
7.08
5.67
4.87
6.64
2.77
2.39
114) Swaziland
5.24
4.27
3.99
3.16
5.5
5.35
5.08
115) Syria
7.21
4.03
7
116) Tajikistan
5.55
5.31
5.74
8.4
3.88
4.6
6.8
7.74
117) Tanzania
9.41
10.6
8.63
9.28
7.59
7.68
6.5
7.05
118) Thailand
13.68
17.3
17.25
18.53
119) Togo
8.11
6.63
7.15
6.58
3.73
4.78
5.95
6.08
120) Tonga
5.14
10.1
10.1
10.1
9.82
121) Tunisia
5.24
4.45
4.81
6.26
4.95
5.87
6.68
6.06
122) Turkey
7.82
11.8
10.1
10.7
8.7
9.92
8.57
8.36
123) Turkmenistan
5
124) Uganda
8.97
10.9
6.71
11.3
5.71
7.2
6.44
5.74
125) Ukraine
2.55
4.36
6.9
5.31
4.24
7.03
7.4
5.14
126) Upper middle income
8.11
7.61
9.65
10.9
7.98
11.9
10.6
8.46
127) Uzbekistan
6.93
6.22
3.86
4.45
3.7
6.72
5.29
4.35
128) Vanuatu
9.32
9.75
10
129) Venezuela
2.17
15.2
2.95
1
4.5
2.65
130) Vietnam
7.81
7.66
7.87
6.81
6.99
8.09
7.57
7.7
131) Yemen
6.81
4.18
5.98
4.13
4.54
3.61
132) Zambia
8.36
5.77
4.91
9.1
5.32
8.36
7.71
3.87
133) Zimbabwe
1.8
4.62
5.91
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