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BUCHAREST (Romania), November 13 (SeeNews) - Romania's foreign debt increased to 108.239 billion euro ($119.2 billion) at the end of September from 99.8 billion euro at the end of 2018, the central bank, BNR, said on Wednesday.
The end-September figure includes 74.8 billion euro in long-term foreign debt, up from 68.2 billion euro at the end of 2018, BNR said in a monthly balance of payments report.
Long-term external debt service ratio fell to 17.1% at end-September, compared to 22.6% at end-2018.
Goods and services import cover stood at 5 months at end-September, from 4.9 months at end-2018.
The ratio of the BNR’s foreign exchange reserves to short-term external debt by remaining maturity decreased to 75% at end-September, compared to 74.1% at end-2018.
Details follow (in billions of euro):
|Total external debt||108.239||99.841|
|- long-term external debt||74.831||68.286|
|- short-term external debt||34.408||31.555|