Jakarta – Bank Indonesia or BI recorded the country's foreign debt position at US$400.4 billion, or around Rp5,964 trillion, at the end of July 2022. The volume is down from the previous month's US$403.6 billion or around Rp6.012 trillion.
On a year-on year basis, the foreign debt in July was down by 4.1 percent, a deeper contraction than June's 3.2 percent (yoy).
"This development was caused by a decline in external debt from the public sector (Government and Central Bank) as well as the private sector," the central bank's head of communications Erwin Haryono said in a written statement, Thursday, September 15.
Indonesia's foreign debt to GDP ratio in July was in the range of 30.7 percent, a decrease from June's 31.8 percent.
The external debt was still dominated by long-term debt, with 86.8 percent of the total.
Based on category, government debt stood at US$185.6 billion, down from the previous month's US$187.3 billion. Meanwhile, the portion of private companies' foreign debt was US$206.3 billion.
Annually, the government's foreign debt in July was down by 9.9 percent, while privates' debt was down by 1.2 percent.