Iran’s foreign debts increases by 20%

Business Materials 19 December 2017 12:11 (UTC +04:00)

Baku, Azerbaijan, Dec. 19‎

By Fatih Karimov – Trend:‎

Iran’s foreign debts reached ‎$9.68‎ billion by Oct. 22, 2017, 20 percent more compared to the same period of the preceding year.

The country’s foreign debt has increased by $236 million during the one-month period from Sept. 22 to Oct. 22, based on the country's Central Bank (CBI) data.

The unveiled foreign debts doesn’t include the deferred debts, which were over $2.38 billion by the end of the last Iranian fiscal year (March 20, 2017).

Iran’s short-term foreign debts amounted to $3.549 billion, while long-term debts stood at $6.131 billion by Oct. 22, according to CBI.

Iran’s foreign debt was on decline from 2007 to March 2015, dropping from $28.647 billion to $5.108 billion.

The country’s foreign debts stood at $19.185 billion in 2012, $7.682 billion in 2013 and $6.655 billion in 2014, according to the Central Bank of Iran.

The foreign debt is a part of the total debt in a country that is owed to creditors outside the country. The debtors can be the government, corporations or private sector. The debt includes money owed to private commercial banks, other governments, or international financial institutions, such as the International Monetary Fund and the World Bank.