Jordan's public debt rise 23.7 percent in 2012
AMMAN, Feb 24, 2013 (Xinhua via COMTEX) --
Jordan's public debt rose by 23.7
percent in 2012 compared to 2011, official figures showed on
Overall public reached 16.5 billion dinars about (23 billion U.
S. dollars) in 2012, according to the figures by the Ministry of
Finance, which indicated that public debt in 2012 represented 75
per cent of the gross domestic product.
According to the figures of which a copy was obtained by
Xinhua, the ministry said the increase in public debt is due to an
increase in internal debt by 30.7 percent, adding that internal
debt reached 11.684 billion dinars in 2012.
It added that external debt rose by 38.2 percent in 2012
compared to 2011.
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