Ukraine's state debt increased by 3% to $68.61 bn in Sept 2016

Ukraine's state debt increased by 3% to $68.61 bn in Sept 2016The total direct and guaranteed state debt of Ukraine in September 2016 increased by $2.02 billion, or 3%, to $68.61 billion.

According to the Ministry of Finance, in hryvnia terms, taking into account the reduction of the hryvnia exchange rate, the state debt rose by 4.1%, or UAH 69.68 billion, to UAH 1.778 trillion.

The total domestic debt for September increased by 0.4%, to UAH 575.43 billion, while the total foreign debt (excluding government derivatives), by 4.9%, to $46.4 billion.

The official hryvnia to U.S. dollar exchange rate, according to which the Finance Ministry calculates the debt, in September eased to UAH 25.912 per $1 from UAH 25.652 per $1, or 1%, whereas in the beginning of the year it amounted to UAH 24.001/$1.

In January-September 2016 Ukraine's total direct and guaranteed state debt in U.S. dollars increased by 4.74%, or by $3.11 billion, while in hryvnias by 13.08%, or by UAH 205.68 billion.

As of late September 46.01% of the public debt was dollar-denominated, 27.06% was in hryvnias, 19.79% in special drawing rights (SDR), 5.78% in euros, 0.92% in Japanese yen, and 0.45% in Canadian dollars.

As reported, Ukraine's total debt in 2015 decreased by $4.32 billion, or by 6.2%.
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