Private External Debt Up 11% in 2019

As of December 2019, the external debt of the private sector amounted to Ch$1,817 million, 11% higher than that reported at the end of 2018.

Friday, February 21, 2020

From the Central Bank of Honduras report:

The balance of private external debt at the end of 2019 was US$1,816.6 million, increasing US$175.6 million compared to the one reported at the end of 2018; result of a net use of US$191.4 million and a favorable exchange variation that reduced the balance by US$15.8 million.

Analyzing the balance of the private foreign debt per type of debtor, it was observed that the Private Financial Sector (SPrF) owes US$1,670.5 million (92.0%) and the Non-Financial Private Sector (SPrNF) owes US$146.1 million (8.0%). From the balance mentioned, the medium and long term debt was at US$1,043.8 million (SPrF US$907.8 million and SPrNF US$136.0 million); and the short term debt was at US$772.8 million (SPrF US$762.7 million and SPrNF US$10.1 million).

The public sector recorded a balance of external debt of US$7,699.0 million at December 2019, 4.4% higher (US$323.7 million) than at the end of 2018. Said increase is the result of a net use of US$336.7 million, counterbalanced -in part- by an exchange variation that reduced the balance by US$13.0 million (result of the appreciation of the US dollar against other currencies).

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