Gross foreign debt of Belarus increased by $3.22 billion (11.3%) in January-March and amounted to $31.71 on April 1. This was reported by the National Statistical Committee of the country. External debt of public authorities has increased by $939.7 million (9.3%) and amounted to $11 billion on a specified date, the amount of debt is long-term.
External debt of the monetary authority decreased by $141.8 million (7.6%) to $1.71 billion in the first three months of the year. 64.7% of the debt is short-term and 35.3% — long-term.
Debt of commercial banks increased by $1.08 billion (18.8%) and amounted to $6.83 billion, 46.3% of the debt is short-term.
External debt of the rest economy sectors is equal to $11.31 billion, 80.5% of the indicator — short-term debt. During the first quarter it grew by $1.31 billion (13.1%). With regard to direct investments, they increased by $32.5 million (3.9%) to $858.2 million.