The Central Bank of Russia assessed the actual payments on the external debt of the Russian non-financial organizations, reported on the website of the regulator.
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In the fourth quarter of 2016, this figure could reach 21.6 billion dollars in the first quarter of 2017 15.2 billion dollars.
“Assessment of the actual payments on external debt differs from the data of macroeconomic statistics on the amount of intra-group payments which, as a rule, have a high probability of rollover and refinancing”, – stated in the message.
According to the statistics of the Central Bank the amount of payments on external debt, including principal and interest, will amount to $23 billion in the fourth quarter this year and $20.7 billion in the first quarter.
Peak payments, according to the regulator, is at the end of the year. So in 2016 the volume of payments will amount to 13.4 billion dollars, which is 24% less than last year.