19 Jun 2018 16:36

Ukraine's gross foreign debt edges down 0.2% in Q1 - NBU

KYIV. June 19 (Interfax) - Ukraine's gross external debt as of early April 2018 was $116.29 billion, which is 0.25% or $288 million less than at the beginning of the year, the National Bank of Ukraine (NBU) reported on its website.

Debt administered by the state rose 0.39% to $39.153 billion. NBU liabilities declined 0.47% to $7.403 billion. All of the NBU debt and nearly all of the government debt consists of long-term borrowing.

Liabilities stemming from direct investment rose 0.37% to $9.587 billion. Deposit corporations increased debt 0.8% to $6.236 billion. Other sectors reduced debt 1.11% to $53.861 billion.

The bulk of the external debt, 70.9%, was denominated in U.S. dollars, 13% was in euro and 11.8% in SDR.

As reported, the aggregate state (direct) and publicly guaranteed debt of Ukraine increased by 0.4% or $320 million in April 2018 to $77.05 billion, the Finance Ministry reported on its website. In January-April, it increased by 1% or $740 million.