Gross foreign debt of Kazakhstan grows 4.1% in H1

October 3. Interfax-Kazakhstan. Almaty

Gross foreign debt of Kazakhstan grows 4.1% in H1The gross foreign debt of Kazakhstan amounted to $124.1 billion by the end of June 2011 compared to $119.2 billion in the beginning of the year, the National Bank said.

Thus, the gross foreign debt has grown by 4.1%.

According to the National Bank, the share of the public and government guaranteed foreign debt rose to 5.5% of the total amount of foreign debt to reach $6.83 billion by the end of June compared to 4.3% ($5.111 billion) as of the beginning of this year.

The foreign debt not guaranteed by the government has declined to 94.5% ($117.278 billion) by the end of June compared to 95.7% ($114.1 billion) as of January 1, 2011. The inter-company debt in the total volume of foreign debt rose to 45.3% ($56.212 billion) from 44.7% ($53.2 billion) in the beginning of this year.

The population of Kazakhstan exceeds 16.5 million people.

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