External Debt in Egypt
Egypt - External DebtAnnual economic growth should be decelerating in H2 FY 2022 (January–June 2022), due to the fallout from the war in Ukraine. Goods exports growth slowed in January–February over the previous quarter, while tighter financial conditions will be dampening domestic demand. Meanwhile, pressure on the current account is increasing due to the country’s reliance on food and fuel imports. Further, soaring food prices are denting consumers’ purchasing power and could heighten social tensions. That said, support from Gulf neighbors and buoyant Suez Canal revenue should be providing support. On the heels of Fitch Rating’s affirmation of the country’s ‘B+’ rating, Moody’s followed suit, but downgraded the outlook to negative. It cited mounting downside risks, including a smaller shock absorption capacity amid dwindling reserves.
Egypt - External Debt Data
|External Debt (% of GDP)||14.4||16.7||33.7||36.9||35.9|
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Egypt External Debt Chart
Source: Central Bank of Egypt and FocusEconomics calculations.
|Bond Yield||13.70||0.0 %||Dec 31|
|Exchange Rate||16.04||0.0 %||Jan 01|
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