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Belarus' external debt over $16 bn

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As of 1 October, Belarus' external debt amounted to $16.3 billion having grown $2.7 billion or 19.5% since the start of the year, including currency exchange fluctuations, Finance Ministry's press office reports.

The debt is highest in this country's history. $16.3 billion can be translated into $1716 per each Belarus resident, including babies.

In January-September 2017, Belarus' borrowings included:
— $1.4 bn worth of Eurobonds;
— $1.1 bn loans from the government and banks in Russia;
— $600 mn from the Euriasian Fund for Stabilization and Development;
— $194.5 mn tighed loans from Chinese banks; 
— $122.6 mn loans from the International Bank for Reconstruction and Development;
— $3.9 mn from the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development and Nordic Investment Bank.

Belarus repaid $821.1 million of the state debt over the same period.