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MOSCOW, January 20. /ITAR-TASS/. Russia’s foreign debt increased by 15% in 2013 to 732 billion U.S. dollars, the Central Bank said on Monday, January 20.
The government’s foreign debt grew by 16.5 percent to 63.4 billion U.S. dollars. Of that amount, 62.73 billion U.S. dollars (including the Soviet debt of 2.07 billion U.S. dollars) are owed by the federal government and 0.71 billion U.S. dollars by regions.
Banks’ external debts grew in 2013 by 6.6% to 214.9 billion U.S. dollars.
Other sectors increased their foreign debts by 20% to 437.8 billion U.S. dollars, the Central Bank said.