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Banking Sector External Debt Amounted To USD 4.3 BLN - NBG

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Natia Taktakishvili
01.10.21 14:00
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Banking sector external debt amounted to 4.3 billion USD (13.6 billion GEL) or 25.8% of GDP; Other sectors’ external debt stood at 4.6 billion USD (14.6 billion GEL) or 27.5 percent of GDP; While 3.2 billion USD (10.1 billion GEL) or 19.2% of GDP was the intercompany lending. 91.7% of the gross external debt of Georgia was denominated in foreign currency.

The net external debt of Georgia amounted to 12.7 billion USD (40.3 billion GEL) or 76.2% of last four quarters GDP as of 30 June 2021. Net public sector external debt was 5.7 billion USD (18.0 billion GEL) or 34.1% of GDP.

External liabilities of the National Bank of Georgia increased by 115.9 million USD, out of that, transactions led to increase of the debt by 112.0 million USD; exchange rate changes increase the debt by 3.9 million USD. By the end of the second quarter of 2021, the external debt of the National Bank of Georgia amounted to 689.8 million USD, of which 205.4 million USD are Special Drawing Rights (SDR)1 which have no maturity date, therefore there is no obligation to repay them as long as Georgia is a member of the IMF.

The gross external debt of Georgia amounted to 20.6 billion USD (65.2 billion GEL) as of 30th of June 2021. It accounted for 123.3 percent of last four quarter GDP. During the second quarter of 2021 the gross external debt of Georgia increased by 11.6 million USD. Out of that, 201.1 million USD increase was due to exchange rate changes and 20.0 million USD increase was due to price changes; Meanwhile, gross external debt of Georgia decreased by 207.6 million USD due to transactions, and by 2.0 million USD due to other changes, during the second quarter 2021.

Public sector external debt amounted to 10.0 billion USD (31.5 billion GEL) or 59.5% of GDP. Out of which, debt of the general government amounted to 7.8 billion USD (24.7 billion GEL) or 46.7% of GDP. External liabilities of the National Bank of Georgia amounted to 689.8 million USD (2.2 billion GEL) or 4.1 %of GDP, and the bonds and loans of public enterprises were correspondingly 518.2 million USD (1.6 billion GEL) or 3.1 percent of GDP and 941.4 million USD (3.0 billion GEL) and 5.6% of GDP.