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Tunisia paid 6 billion dinars in external debt service until end of August.

Tunisia has disbursed 6 billion dinars in external debt service until August 31, 2010, compared to 7.1 billion on the same date in 2019, a decrease of 1.1 billion dinars (-15%), data from the Central Bank of Tunisia (BCT) showed.

According to the 2020 Finance Law, external debt service (principal + interest) should amount to 6.6 billion dinars (-2.9%).

It is composed of 4.75 billion in principal (-9.1%) and 1.85 billion in interest (+17.4%).

In terms of public debt service (domestic + external), it should reach 11.67 billion dinars at the end of the current year, up 21.8% compared to 2019, including 7.91 billion in principal (+23.7%) and 3.76 billion in interest (+17.9%).

As a result, the public debt stock is expected to grow by 14% to 94 billion dinars by the end of 2020, representing 75.1% of GDP, of which 25% is domestic debt and 75% external debt.

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