Since 2008, the Paris Club has published on an annual basis the amount of its claims on foreign countries.
These claims are held either by the Paris Club member States directly, or through their appropriate institutions (especially export credit or official development aid agencies) on behalf of the member States.
The table contains comprehensive data that cover the full range of claims held by Paris Club members on any sovereign countries and public entities. It therefore encompasses very different categories of debtors, around half of which have always fully serviced their debt due to Paris Club members. Eighty-nine of the debtor countries listed in the table have negotiated an agreement with the Paris Club at some time in the past. Most of the countries listed below are very unlikely to apply for debt relief in the future given their current macroeconomic prospects.
The table published on the Paris Club website shows the total amount of claims as of 31 December 2012 held by Paris Club members on each debtor country, with a split between Official Development Assistance (ODA) claims and non-Official Development Assistance claims. The stock of claims is aggregated at a debtor country level.
The total of Paris Club claims, excluding late interest, amounts to USD 397.8 billion of which USD 187.9 billion represents ODA claims and USD 209.8 billion represents non-Official Development Assistance claims.
Some amounts on which Paris Club creditors decided to provide debt relief may still appear in this table for technical reasons, especially delays in the signing of bilateral agreements implementing Paris Club agreements, in particular claims on countries eligible for the Heavily Indebted Poor Countries (HIPC) initiative that were granted a Paris Club treatment in 2012 (such as the Republic of Côte d'Ivoire or the Republic of Guinea).