Definition: Debt-for-commodity swap

Category: External debt - IMF

The repayment in kind by a debtor country of all or part of its external debt. Typically, the lender takes a specific, earmarked percentage of the receipts from the exports of a particular commodity or group of commodities to service the debt.
International Monetary Fund (IMF), "External Debt Statistics: Guide for Compilers and Users; Appendix III. Glossary of External Debt Terms", Washington D.C., 2003