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Romania's end-September foreign debt rises - table

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

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):

  Jan-Sep '19 end-'18
Total external debt 108.239 99.841
- long-term external debt 74.831 68.286
- short-term external debt 34.408 31.555

source: BNR

($=0.908 euro)

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