Armenia’s aggregate state debt amounts to over $6.7 billion

31.01.2018 15:53
Armenia’s aggregate state debt amounts to over $6.7 billion

YEREVAN, January 31. /ARKA/. Armenia’s aggregate state debt amounted to $6.774.6 billion at the end of 2017, an increase of 14% or $832.5 million from the previous year, the National Statistical Service (NSS) said. It said also the state debt increased by $343.9 million at the end of December when compared to the previous month.

According to NSS, the country’s external state debt at the end of 2017 stood at $5.494.9 billion, having increased by 14.3% or $689.3 million from the year before.

Of that amount about $4.893.3 billion were the Armenian government's debt (an increase of $592.4 million), and some $601.5 million were owed by the Central Bank' (an increase of $96.5 million).

Armenia's domestic debt at the end of December 2017 amounted to the equivalent of $1.279.6 billion, an increase of $143.2 million. About $1.115.5 billion were owed to holders of government bonds, some $155.1 million were owed to holders of Armenian government’s USD-denominated bonds and $9 million were owed as government guarantees. -0-


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