22 February 2019

China Jan-Sept foreign debt rises to US$823 bln, SAFE says

China’s outstanding foreign debt stood at US$822.92 billion by the end of September, up on the US$771.95 billion seen at the end of June and the US$770.83 billion a year earlier, according to data posted Tuesday on the website of the State Administration of Foreign Exchange (SAFE). Outstanding medium-term and long-term foreign debt amounted to US$189.97 billion while the short-term amount owed was US$632.95 billion. Trade accounted for 70.49 percent of the short-term total, SAFE said.

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