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STATE DEBT OF UKRAINE FROM 2009 TILL 2019 (MLN UAH)

State debt of Ukraine from 2009 till 2019 (mln UAH)

STATE DEBT OF UKRAINE FROM 2009 TILL 2019 (MLN UAH)

State debt of ukraine from 2009 till 2019 (mln uah)

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UKRAINE’S STATE DEBT GROWS BY 4.77% IN U.S. DOLLARS

The aggregate state (direct) and state-guaranteed debt of Ukraine in December 2018 increased by 4.77%, or by $3.56 billion, to $78.32 billion, according to the website of the Ministry of Finance. In the national currency the state debt rose by 2.17% or UAH 46.15 billion, to UAH 2.169 trillion. In 2018, the total state (direct) and state-guaranteed debt in U.S. dollar terms increased by 2.46%, or by $2.02 billion, in hryvnias – by 1.26%, or by UAH 26.95 billion.
The Finance Ministry said that the public debt in December increased by 0.8%, to UAH 1.86 trillion (in U.S. dollars it increased by 3.36% to $67.19 billion), while the external debt decreased by 0.47%, to UAH 1.099 trillion (in U.S. dollars increased by 2.05%, to $39.71 billion).
In December 2018, state-guaranteed debt grew by 11.32%, to UAH 308.13 billion (in U.S. dollars it increased by 14.15%, to $11.13 billion), including external debt by 12.22% to UAH 297.81 billion (in U.S. dollars by 15.07%, to $10.76 billion).
The ministry also reported that the principal amount of public debt is denominated in U.S. dollars, 43.96%, another 29.13% in hryvnia, 16.59% in special drawing rights (SDR), and 9.21% in euros. In addition, less than 1% of government debt is denominated in Canadian dollars and yen.
The official hryvnia exchange rate, according to which the Ministry of Finance calculates the debt, in December strengthened to UAH 27.69/$1 from UAH 28.39/$1, or by 2.47%, whereas by the end of 2017 it was UAH 28.07/$1.

UKRAINE’S STATE DEBT NARROWS IN USD

The aggregate state (direct) and state-guaranteed debt of Ukraine in October 2018 decreased by 0.46%, or by $0.34 billion, to $74.32 billion, according to the website of the Ministry of Finance. In the national currency the state debt fell by 0.93% or UAH 19.69 billion, to UAH 2.093 trillion.
Since the beginning of the year, the total state (direct) and state-guaranteed debt in U.S. dollar terms has decreased by 2.61%, or by $1.99 billion, in hryvnias – by 2.27%, or by UAH 48.6 billion.
The Finance Ministry said that the public debt in October decreased by 0.88%, to UAH 1.811 trillion (in U.S. dollars it decreased by 0.41% to $64.32 billion), while the external debt decreased by 1.02%, to UAH 1.06 trillion (in U.S. dollars decreased by 0.55%, to $37.65 billion).
Last month state-guaranteed debt fell by 1.28%, to UAH 281.65 billion (in U.S. dollars it decreased by 0.81% to $10 billion), including external debt by 1.35% to UAH 269.34 billion (in U.S. dollars decreased by 0.89%, to $9.56 billion).
The ministry also reported that the principal amount of public debt is denominated in U.S. dollars, 44.06%, another 30.18% in hryvnia, 16.21% in special drawing rights (SDR), and 8.39% in euros. In addition, less than 1% of government debt is denominated in Canadian dollars and yen.
The official hryvnia exchange rate, according to which the Ministry of Finance calculates the debt, in October improved to UAH 28.16/$1 from UAH 28.30/$, or by 0.47%, whereas by the end of 2017 it was UAH 28.07/$1.

UKRAINE’S STATE DEBT IN AUG FALLS BY 1.14% IN U.S. DOLLARS, GROWS BY 4.49% IN HRYVNIAS

The aggregate state (direct) and state-guaranteed debt of Ukraine in August 2018 decreased by 1.14%, or by $0.86 billion, to $74.85 billion, according to the website of the Ministry of Finance. In the national currency the state debt grew by 4.49% or UAH 91 billion, to UAH 2.117 trillion.
Since the beginning of the year, the aggregate state (direct) and state-guaranteed debt in U.S. dollar terms declined by 1.91%, or by $1.46 billion, in the hryvnia by 1.17%, or UAH 25.01 billion.
The Ministry of Finance said that public debt in August rose by 4.54%, to UAH 1.83 trillion (in dollars it decreased by 1.09%, to $64.71 billion), and external debt grew by 6.69%, to UAH 1.071 trillion (in dollars it grew by 0.94%, to $37.87 billion).
The state-guaranteed debt for the past month grew by 4.18%, to UAH 286.78 billion (in dollars it fell by 1.43%, to $10.14 billion), in particular external debt by 4.37%, to UAH 273.57 billion (in dollars it declined by 1.25%, to $9.67 billion).
The ministry said the principal amount of the national debt is denominated in U.S. dollars – 43.5%, another 30.24% in the hryvnia, 16.32% in special drawing rights, and 8.78% in euros. In addition, less than 1% of state debt is denominated in Canadian dollars and yen.
The official hryvnia exchange rate, using which the Finance Ministry calculates the debt, in August fell to UAH 28.28/$1 from UAH 26.76/$1, or 5.7%, while by the end of 2017 it was UAH 28.07/$1.