The External Debt of Slovakia as at 30 September 2008

19. 12. 2008 | Information for Public

The total gross external debt was USD 53.0 billion (EUR 37.0 billion) as at the end of September 2008. The total long-term external debt decreased by USD 0.5 billion in Augustwhen the total short-term external debt increased by USD 0.7 billion. As to the total long-term external debt in September, the figure for external liabilities in the item Government and NBS decreased by USD 0.5 billion. 

As to the short-term external debt, an increase of USD 0.4 billion in short-term external liabilities of the commercial banks was reportedand external liabilities of corporations increased by USD 0.3 billion. The total gross external debt per capita in Slovakia was USD 9,861 at the end of September. The ratio of total short-term external debt to total gross external debt of Slovakia was 51.3 % at

 

External Debt of the SR
 

  mil. USD mil. EUR
31.12.2007 31.08.2008 30.09.2008 31.12.2007 31.08.2008 30.09.2008

Total external debt of Slovakia 44 308,7 52 823,3 53 045,3 30 156,2 35 767,9 36 963,7
 
1) Long-term external debt 20 709,7 26 309,1 25 848,3 14 094,9 17 757,1 18 011,9
    Government and NBS* 9 502,4 11 307,2 10 831,9 6 467,3 7 656,4 7 548,0
    Commercial banks 2 150,8 3 167,3 3 135,5 1 463,8 2 144,6 2 184,9
    Corporations 9 056,5 11 834,6 11 880,9 6 163,8 8 013,5 8 279,0
 
2) Short-term external debt 23 599,0 26 514,1 27 197,0 16 061,3 17 953,4 18 951,8
    Government and NBS 0,0 0,0 0,0 0,0 0,0 0,0
    Commercial banks 12 095,6 13,880,0 14 225,5 8 232,2 9 398,5 9 912,8
    Corporations 11 503,4 12 634,1 12 971,5 7 829,1 8 554,9 9 039,0
 
Foreign assets 37 017,4 38 821,7 40 142,4 25 193,8 26 287,2 27 972,6
Net external debt 7 291,3 14 001,5 12 902,9 4 962,4 9 480,7 8 991,1
 
SKK/USD and SKK/EUR 22,870 20,523 21,112 33,603 30,309 30,297
EUR/USD Crossrate -     1,469 1,477 1,435

Source: NBS
* including government agencies and municipalities

Net external debt, calculated as a deduction of gross external debt in the amount of USD 53.0 billionNBS and Government liabilities, liabilities of commercial banks and liabilities of corporations - excluding capital participation) and foreign assets in the amount of USD 40.1 billion(NBS's foreign exchange reserves, foreign assets of commercial banks, foreign assets of corporations - excluding capital participation) reached a debtor position of USD 12.9 billion at the end of September 2008and on a month-on-month basis it increased by USD 1.3 billion

Jana Kovacova
Spokesperson of the NBS

 

National Bank of Slovakia
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