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BUCHAREST (Romania), February 13 (SeeNews) - Romania's foreign debt increased to 106 billion euro ($115 billion) at the end of 2019 from 99.841 billion euro at the end of 2018, the central bank, BNR, said on Thursday.
The end-December figure includes 72.740 billion euro in long-term foreign debt, up from 68.286 billion euro at the end of 2018, BNR said in a monthly balance of payments report.
Long-term external debt service ratio fell to 18% at end-December, compared to 22.3% at end-2018.
Goods and services import cover fell at 4.6 months at end-December, from 4.8 months at end-2018.
The ratio of the BNR’s foreign exchange reserves to short-term external debt by remaining maturity came in at 72.2% at end-2019, against 74.1% at end-2018.
Details follow (in billions of euro):
|Total external debt||106||99.841|
|- long-term external debt||72.740||68.286|
|- short-term external debt||33.260||31.555|
($= 0.9191 euro)