Ministry of Finance

of the Republic of Bulgaria

THE CENTRAL GOVERNMENT DEBT AND GUARANTEES MONTHLY BULLETIN FOR NOVEMBER HAS BEEN PUBLISHED*

30.12.2016

According to the official debt register kept by the Ministry of Finance, the central government debt** as at end-November 2016 stands at EUR 13,204.1 million. Domestic debt amounts to EUR 3,451.6 million and external debt - to EUR 9,752.5 million.

At the end of the reporting period the central government debt/gross domestic product (GDP)*** ratio is 29.1%, with the share of domestic debt being 7.6% and of external debt - 21.5% of GDP. In the central government debt structure, domestic debt at the end of the period amounts to 26.1%, and external debt - to 73.9%.

The debt currency structure as at end-November is as follows:  79.2% in EUR, 20.0% in BGN, 0.6% in USD and 0.2% in other currencies.

Central government debt payments as of the end of the month amount to BGN 2,111.8 million, of which BGN 1,459.0 million principal repayments and BGN 652.8 million interest payments.

In November, the central government guaranteed debt reaches EUR 185.6 million, of which EUR 33.6 million domestic guarantees, with the government guaranteed debt/GDP ratio being 0.4%.

The Bulletin can be found in the Statistics Section/Central Government Debt and Guarantees Monthly Bulletin.