Russia’s external debt has decreased by $ 117.6 million, to $ 51.1 billion, in January-August 2017.
The total amount of public debt has increased by 5.7 percent for eight months from the beginning of the year and amounted to 11.7 trillion roubles. The reserve fund has grown by 3 percent for this period, up to 1 trillion roubles. The volume of funds of the National Welfare Fund has also increased by 1.5 percent, up to 4.4 trillion roubles, as the report noted. According to the Auditing Chamber, the average price of Russian Urals oil made up $ 50 per barrel, which is 28 percent higher than in the same period of 2016.
Author: Anna Dorozhkina