debt service ratio


debt service ratio
= DSR
The proportion of annual export earnings needed to service a country's external debts, including both interest payments and repayment of principal. The DSR is an important statistic, indicating the severity of a country's indebtedness. The effect of rescheduling programmes can be examined by comparing pre- and post-rescheduling DSRs.

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