The external debt of the Russian Federation as of October 1, 2017, according to the Bank of Russia amounted to $537,5 billion, $23.3 billion, or 4.5%, higher than at the beginning of the year.
“The increase in foreign liabilities of the government’s $12.5 billion due, primarily, to the acquisition by non-residents of sovereign debt instruments in Russian rubles on the secondary market. Debt of other sectors increased by $12.9 billion, or 3.8%, which was determined largely by the receipt of credit resources from foreign associated entities. Continued reduction of external debt of the banking sector, which amounted in January-September 2017 of $12.0 billion,” – stated in the materials of the Central Bank.
In the sectoral structure of external debt of the Russian Federation as of October 1, 2017, the share of debt of state administration bodies amounted to 9.6%, the share of liabilities of the banking sector at 20.0%, other sectors – 66,3%.