MINSK - The external public debt of Belarus as of March 1, 2021 amounted to $ 18.3 billion, having decreased from the beginning of the year by $ 0.3 billion (taking into account exchange rate differences), or by 1.4%, BelTA learned from the Ministry of Finance.
In January-February, external government loans were attracted in an amount equivalent to $ 129.2 million, including $ 114 million - from the Russian government, $ 15.2 million - from the IBRD and the EBRD.
Repayment of external public debt in January-February amounted to $ 386.4 million, of which $ 188.4 million - to the Russian government, $ 186.2 million - to Chinese banks, $ 11.8 - to the IBRD.
The state debt of Belarus amounted to Br59.5 billion as of March 1, and increased compared to the beginning of 2021 by Br1.7 billion, or 2.9%.
The domestic public debt amounted to Br11.7 billion as of March 1, having increased by Br1.9 billion since the beginning of the year (taking into account exchange rate differences), or by 18.9%.
In January-February, domestic foreign exchange and ruble government bonds were placed for legal entities and individuals in an amount equivalent to $ 695 million.