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Romania's end-2019 foreign debt rises - table

Romania's end-2019 foreign debt rises - table Romania's foreign debt. (Author: SeeNews). License:all rights reserved.

BUCHAREST (Romania), February 13 (SeeNews) - Romania's foreign debt increased to 106 billion euro ($115 billion) at the end of 2019 from 99.841 billion euro at the end of 2018, the central bank, BNR, said on Thursday.

The end-December figure includes 72.740 billion euro in long-term foreign debt, up from 68.286 billion euro at the end of 2018, BNR said in a monthly balance of payments report.

Long-term external debt service ratio fell to 18% at end-December, compared to 22.3% at end-2018.

Goods and services import cover fell at 4.6 months at end-December, from 4.8 months at end-2018.

The ratio of the BNR’s foreign exchange reserves to short-term external debt by remaining maturity came in at 72.2% at end-2019, against 74.1% at end-2018.

Details follow (in billions of euro):

  Jan-Nov '19 end-'18
Total external debt 106 99.841
- long-term external debt 72.740 68.286
- short-term external debt 33.260 31.555

source: BNR

($= 0.9191 euro)

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