Slovakias gross foreign debt rises 0.6% m/m in September 2012.

By bne IntelliNews January 2, 2013
Slovakias gross external debt grew by 0.6% m/m in September 2012 to USD 67.1bn, following the same pace of growth as in the previous month, preliminary central bank data showed. The increase came as a 1.3% monthly growth in the external debt of the government and a 5.3% rise in the debt of the non-financial sector offset a 7.2% decline in the debt of the central bank and a 1.1% fall in the debt of commercial banks. On an annual basis, the countrys gross foreign debt fell by 6.5% as of end-September, driven down by a 42.4% drop in the external debt of the central bank and by a 40.3% decline in the debt of commercial banks, while the governments debt widened by 42.6%.
USD mn 30-Sep-2012 31-Aug-2012 30-Sep-2011 m/m change y/y change
GROSS FOREIGN DEBT - TOTAL 67,102.2 66,733.1 71,786.5 0.6% -6.5%
General government 23,551.5 23,245.1 16,513.7 1.3% 42.6%
--short term debt 530.5 509.7 110.0 4.1% 382.3%
--long term debt 23,021.0 22,735.4 16,403.7 1.3% 40.3%
Central bank 11,276.0 12,154.5 19,581.6 -7.2% -42.4%
--short term debt 11,072.0 11,950.7 19,365.8 -7.4% -42.8%
--long term debt 204.0 203.8 215.8 0.1% -5.5%
Banks 5,826.3 5,888.3 9,757.5 -1.1% -40.3%
--short term debt 2,545.0 2,567.3 6,118.1 -0.9% -58.4%
--long term debt 3,281.3 3,321.0 3,639.4 -1.2% -9.8%
Other sectors 11,080.5 10,525.3 11,173.6 5.3% -0.8%
--short term debt 6,008.9 5,558.5 5,830.3 8.1% 3.1%
--long term debt 5,071.6 4,966.8 5,343.3 2.1% -5.1%
Direct investments: intercompany lending 15,367.9 14,919.9 14,760.1 3.0% 4.1%
--short term debt 6,742.6 6,629.3 6,582.6 1.7% 2.4%
--long term debt 8,625.3 8,290.7 8,177.5 4.0% 5.5%

Slovakias gross foreign debt rises 0.6% m/m in September 2012.

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