As of February 1, Belarus’ external state debt totaled $13.5 billion, down by $95.7 million or by 0.7% from the beginning of the year (taking into account differences in currency exchange rates), representatives of the Belarusian Finance Ministry declared.
In Januaryexternal state borrowings totaled $36.8 million, including $21.8 million borrowed from the Russian government and banks, $6.7 million from Chinese banks, and $8.3 million from the International Bank for Reconstruction and Development. In January Belarus spent $140 million to repay the external state debt, including $44.7 million paid to the Russian government and $95.3 million to Chinese banks.
As of February 1, Belarus’ state debt totaled Br36.6 billion, down by Br0.4 billion or by 1% MoM. The internal state debt amounted to Br10.4 billion as of February 1. Taking into account differences in currency exchange rates, the internal state debt increased by Br0.1 billion or by 1.3% from the beginning of the year.
In January the Belarusian government sold $68.9 million worth of domestic government bonds nominated in foreign currencies to corporations and redeemed $18,200 worth of domestic government bonds nominated in foreign currencies from individuals. (BelTA/Business World Magazine)