Business news from Ukraine


15 November , 2019  

The plan of financing the national budget in 2020 announced by the government in the draft budget envisages borrowing on the foreign market in the amount of $4.9 billion and on the internal market in the amount of UAH 231.1 billion or $8.4 billion, state representative for public debt Yuriy Butsa has said.
“We will continue increasing the share of borrowings in national currency,” he said at a conference of the Fitch Ratings in Kyiv on Thursday.
According to him, the amount of payments on public debt next year is estimated at UAH 282.1 billion ($10.3 billion) of repayment of the principal amount and UAH 141.5 billion ($5.1 billion) of interest payments. He also said that another UAH 12 billion is planned to be raised through privatization.
Butsa said that since the beginning of this year, the total public debt of Ukraine has declined from 60.9% of GDP to 51.2% of GDP in September this year, although in U.S. dollar terms it has grown from $78.3 billion to $83 billion.
He also said that the share of debt in the hryvnia during this time increased from 33% to 40%, and in U.S. dollars decreased from 48% to 42%. According to him, the debt in euros increased from 9% to 11%. Butsa added that a small share of the euro in debt allows us to consider the possibility of increasing it.