20-06-2012 15:51 Belarus
Belarus’ foreign debt down by 0.9% in Q1 2012
MINSK, (BelTA) – As of 1 April 2012, Belarus’ foreign debt totaled Br33.7 trillion, down by 0.9% from the beginning of 2012, BelTA learnt from the National Bank of Belarus.
Since the beginning of the year The short-term gross foreign debt decreased by 3.2% down to $13.97 billion, the long-term one went up by 0.8% to $19.75 billion.
As of 1 April, the government bodies accounted for $2.5 billion of the gross foreign debt (up by 0.9% from 1 January 2012). The debt liabilities of the government bodies are long term.
The debt of the monetary regulation bodies to non-residents was $1.4 billion as of 1 April, down 8.4% since the beginning of the year. Their short-term liabilities total $1.18 billion, long-term ones - $0.22 billion.
Foreign debt obligations of the banks are estimated at $5.98 billion (down by 1.6% from 1 January 2012). As of 1 April the short-term debt made up $2.05 billion, long-term debt - $3.93 billion.
Debt obligations of other economic sectors to residents of other countries totaled $12.84 billion, down 1.8% from the beginning of the year (as of 1 April, short-term debt - $9.7 billion, long-term debt - $3.1 billion).
External obligations as part of inter-firm lending between the direct investment companies accounted for $1.04 billion (up 5.3% from the beginning of the year).