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Nonfinancial public sector debt represents the 40.0% of GDP

As of December 31st of 2017, the nonfinancial public sector (NFPS) external and domestic debt totaled US$29,544.1 million. This amount represents 40.0% of the estimated GDP1.

The 63.71% of the NFPS total debt corresponds to external debt, which presented a balance of US$18,821.3 million, while the remaining 36.29% corresponds to domestic debt, which totaled RD$516,720.50 million, equivalent to US$10,722.8 million, at the exchange rate of RD$/US$=48.189. These amounts represent 25.5% and 14.5% of the estimated GDP, respectively. Of the total domestic debt, US$2,746.7 million (3.7% of GDP) is intragovernmental debt, indebtedness between governmental institutions, such as the bonds issued by the Central Government for the capitalization and recapitalization of the Central Bank.

For more details, see the Public Debt Statistics as of December 31st,2017

1/ Nominal GDP base 2007, consensus between BCRD, MH and MEPYD according to the latest framework revised as of September 8th 2017, RD$3,558,755.33 million, (US$73,771.90 million).