Public debt up B74bn in August
- Published: 18 Oct 2013 at 13.36
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The Public Debt Management Office reported on Friday that public debt in August increased by 74.27 billion baht from the previous month.
Outstanding public debt as of Aug 31 totalled 5.30 trillion baht, or 44.63% of gross domestic product (GDP), director-general Chularat Sutheethorn said.
Of the total, 3.67 trillion baht is debt acquired by the government, 1.09 trillion baht is debt from non-financial institution state enterprises, 524.13 billion baht is debt owned by financial institution state enterprises and 834.69 million baht is debt owned by other state agencies, she said.
The government’s debt rose by 37.47 billion baht and debt of non-financial institution state enterprises was up by 32.29 billion baht, the director general said.
The debt of financial institution state enterprises also rose by 4.05 billion baht, she added.