MINSK, July 29 (Itar-Tass) —— Belarus’ gross state debt as of July 1, 2011 was 69.952 trillion Belarusian roubles, or roughly 14 billion U.S. dollars, the national statistics authority reported on Friday.
The sum of debt grew by 82.5 percent year-to-June, including by 8.3 percent in June.
The country’s foreign debt was 11.658 billion U.S. dollars, or up by 20.3 percent year-to-June. In terms of the national currency, the country’ foreign debt in January-June increased by 98.4 percent to reach 57.650 trillion Belarusian roubles.
The internal debt as of July 1 was 12.302 trillion roubles (about 2.46 billion U.S. dollars), having increased by 32.7 percent since January, including by 9.5 percent in June.
According to official statistics, the central government debt accounted for 59.149 trillion Belarusian roubles (some 11.8 billion U.S. dollars), or up by 93.8 percent in January-June, and by 8.2 percent in June. Government-secured debts of business entities was 10.803 trillion Belarusian roubles (about 2.16 billion U.S. dollars), or up by 389.4 percent year-to-June, including by nine percent in June.
The bulk of foreign debts are loans from the International Monetary Fund (IMF), state loans from Russia, and Eurobonds.