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Bulgaria's gross foreign debt rises 5.9% y/y in April - c-bank

Bulgaria's gross foreign debt rises 5.9% y/y in April - c-bank Photo by Dennis Jarvis.

SOFIA (Bulgaria), June 30 (SeeNews) - Bulgaria's gross foreign debt amounted to just under 41.5 billion euro ($43.3 billion) at the end of April, which represented an annual increase of 5.9%, the country's central bank said.

Gross external liabilities at the end of the fourth month of 2022 were equivalent to 55.3% of the gross domestic product (GDP) planned for 2022, the Bulgarian National Bank said on Thursday in a monthly report.

As at end-April, gross external liabilities with remaining maturity of over one year amounted to 25.37 billion euro, or 61.1% of the total, the BNB added.

Here are details of Bulgaria's gross foreign debt as of end-April:

mln euro pct of GDP pct change y/y
Government 7,348.5 9.8 -6.6
Central bank 2,050.5 2.7 149.2
Commercial banks 5,152.6 6.9 17.1
Other sectors 12,765.8 17.0 3.6
Direct investment: intercompany lending 14,172 18.9 2.9
Total 41,489.4 55.3 5.9

source: BNB

($ = 0.9587 euro)

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