YEREVAN, August 1. / ARKA /. Armenia’s total public debt increased by 0.13 percent in June to $4.556.9 billion, according to the latest numbers of the National Statistical Service released today.
According to official figures, the country’s foreign debt decreased by $15.7 million to $3.850.4 billion in late June.
Of the total foreign debt approximately $3.373.2 billion were owed by the government, a decrease of $9.5 million from the previous month. Some $477.3 million were owed by the Central Bank, by $6.2 million less from May.
Domestic debt stood at $706.5 million, an increase of $21.7 million from the previous month. Of that amount approximately $671.7 million were in government bonds purchased by residents. Government bonds in foreign currency amounted to $26.5 million, loans stood at $6 million and domestic guarantees at $2.3 million -0 –