Tunisia’s outstanding public debt reached 106.3 billion dinars, at the end of February 2022, against 96.2 billion dinars, during the same period of 2021, up 10.5%, according to the note of the Ministry of Finance: “Provisional results of the execution of the State Budget (February 2022)” released Tuesday.
The outstanding external debt accounts for 59% (63.4 billion dinars) of the total public debt, while domestic debt represents about 41% (42.9 billion dinars).
Regarding the public debt servicing, it increased by 10% to 2.28 billion dinars in the first two months of the year 2022, compared to the same period last year.
Domestic debt amounted to nearly 1.38 billion dinars, up 20.3%, while the external debt stood at 902 million dinars (MD), slightly down 2.7%.
The repayment of the principal of the debt has risen, according to the same source, by 7.9%, to nearly 1.4 billion dinars, which represents 61% of the debt servicing.
Similarly, the value of interest has increased by 13.4% to 881 MD, against 777 MD, in February 2021.