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Estimate of External Debt of the Russian Federation as of September 30, 2021

The essentials:

External debt of the Russian Federation as of September 30, 2021, according to the Bank of Russia’s estimate, amounted to $489.2, having increased since the beginning of the year by $21.9 billion, or by 4.7%. The decisive role in the dynamics of the indicator was played by the acquisition by the Russian Federation of special drawing rights (SDRs) in the third quarter in the amount of $17.5 billion granted to countries according to the IMF-established approaches, which is reflected as part of central bank’s external debt.

External debt in details:

— foreign debt liabilities of General government grew by $2.5 billion to $67.8 billion in January — September 2021 as a result of an increase in non-residents’ investments in sovereign debt securities denominated in Russian rubles;

— foreign debt liabilities of private sector have remained almost unchanged since the beginning of the year: growth of Banks’ debt to non-residents by $5.8 billion to $77.9 billion was partially offset by a decline in the external debt of Other sectors by $4.9 billion to $312.0 billion.

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Last updated on: 13/10/2021