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Turkey sees rise in short-term external debt stock

20 September 2017 14:02 (UTC+04:00)
Turkey sees rise in short-term external debt stock

Turkey's short-term external debt stock rose 11.1 percent to $108.9 billion at the end of July compared to the end of 2016, Turkey's Central Bank announced on September 20.

Turkish banks’ short-term external debt stock climbed 4.2 percent to $59.8 billion, while other sectors’ short-term external debt stock soared by 20.8 percent to $49 billion, Anadolu Agency reported.

"From the borrowers' side, the short-term debt of the public sector, mostly made up of public banks, increased by 4 percent to $16.9 billion, and the short-term debt of the private sector increased by 12.5 percent to $91.8 billion compared to the end of 2016." the bank said.

More than half of the country's short-term external debt stock was in dollars -- 52.2 percent -- with almost 30 percent in euros, 15.4 percent in Turkish liras, and 2.9 percent in other currencies.

Short-term debt refers to debt that must be paid in the next 12 months.

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