Azerbaijan Discloses Its State-Guaranteed Debt Amount And Composition

(MENAFN- Trend News Agency) BAKU, Azerbaijan, March 1. The amount of Azerbaijan's state-guaranteed debt (domestic and foreign debt) amounted to 11.4 billion manats on January 1, 2024, or 9.3 percent of gross domestic product (GDP) as of 2023, Trend reports, referring to the Azerbaijani Ministry of Finance.

According to the information, 10.2 billion manat ($6 billion) of the state-guaranteed debt, or 89.3 percent, came from external and 1.2 billion manat ($705 million), or 10.7 percent, from domestic loans. $4.4 billion or 73.9 percent (7.5 billion manat) of the external guaranteed debt is the state guarantee issued for the obligations of Southern Gas Corridor CJSC.

On the reporting date, 52.4 percent of the portfolio of state-guaranteed debts were fixed-rate debts and 47.6 percent were variable-rate debts.

The currency composition of the portfolio of the state-guaranteed debt was as follows: the US dollar - 64.1 percent, the euro - 22.2 percent, the manat - 7.1 percent, the Japanese yen - 4.2 percent, and other currencies - 2.3 percent.

A total of 68.8 percent of government-guaranteed debt must be repaid to creditors within 5 years, 17.4 percent within 5-10 years, and 13.8 percent within more than 10 years.

Some 15 percent of the government-guaranteed loans are provided by various investors, 5.6 percent by the World Bank, 9.9 percent by the European Investment Bank, 1.4 percent by the Islamic Development Bank, 5.9 percent by the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development, 5.7 percent by banking syndicates, 4.2 percent by the Japan International Cooperation Agency, 10.7 percent by domestic lenders, 3.6 percent by the Japan International Cooperation Agency-Korean Export-Import Companies, 8.2 percent by the Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank, and 3.5 percent by the Korea Export-Import Company.

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