NEWS Finance        16/10/2020

Turkey’s short-term external debt stock is USD 132.8 billion as of August 2020

The Turkish Central Bank (TCMB) has reported Turkey's short-term external debt stock (maturing within one year or less) as USD 132.8 billion as of the end of August 2020, which is an increase of 7.8% on the figure as of 2019 yearend.


The Bank gave the following analysis of Turkey’s short-term external debt stock figure:


Short-Term External Debt Statistics Developments – August 2020


Short-term external debt stock recorded USD 132.8 billion at the end of August, indicating an increase of 7.8 percent compared to the end of 2019. Specifically, in this period, banks’ short-term external debt stock increased by 4.8 percent to USD 58.8 billion and other sectors’ short-term external debt stock decreased by 9.1 percent to USD 53.4 billion.


Short-term FX loans of the banks received from abroad increased by 10.3 percent to USD 8.5 billion. FX deposits of non-residents (except banking sector) within residents banks increased by 3.2 percent in comparison to the end of 2019 recording USD 21.7 billion, and FX deposits of non-resident banks recorded USD 12.2 billion decreasing by 10.9 percent. In addition, non-residents’ Turkish lira deposits increased by 20.1 percent and recorded USD 16.4 billion.


Trade credits due to imports under other sectors recorded USD 48.2 billion reflecting a decrease of 4.9 percent compared to the end of 2019.


From the borrowers side, the short-term debt of public sector, which consists of public banks, increased by 10.6 percent to USD 27.7 billion and the short-term debt of private sector decreased by 5.9 percent to USD 84.5 billion compared to the end of 2019.


From the creditors side, short-term debt to monetary institutions under private creditors item increased by 29.0 percent to USD 58.5 billion and short-term debt to non-monetary institutions decreased by 4.8 percent to USD 73.7 billion. Short-term bond issues increased by 435.8 percent to 359 million as of the end of August increasing from USD 67 million observed at the end of 2019. In the same period, short-term debt to official creditors recorded USD 254 million.


As of end of August, the currency breakdown of short-term external debt stock composed of 41.7 percent US dollars, 29.3 percent euro, 13.4 percent Turkish lira and 15.6 percent other currencies.


Short-term external debt stock on a remaining maturity basis, calculated based on the external debt maturing within 1 year or less regarding of the original maturity, recorded USD 181.3 billion, of which USD 16.2 billion belongs to the resident banks and private sectors to the banks’ branches and affiliates abroad. From the borrowers side, public sector accounted for 23.4 percent, Central Bank accounted for 11.4 percent and private sector accounted 65.2 percent in total stock.”

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