Public Debt in Oman

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Oman - Public Debt

With the economy still below pre-pandemic levels at the end of 2021, growth likely remained moderate in Q1 2022. The emergence of the Omicron variant led the government to force non-essential businesses to close in February, while inflation was elevated in Q1 compared to 2021 on high commodity prices, likely denting private spending. Turning to Q2, momentum has gradually gathered. Covid-19 cases have subsided, allowing the government to relax restrictions. Near-decade high oil prices and rising oil production are boosting the external and fiscal balances, leading S&P to upgrade the country’s sovereign debt rating to ‘BB-’ with a stable outlook in April. That said, interest rate increases will be dampening investment. Meanwhile, an economic slowdown in China—the main buyer of Oman’s oil—is likely denting demand for hydrocarbon exports.

Oman - Public Debt Data

2015   2016   2017   2018   2019  
Public Debt (% of GDP)15.5  32.7  46.4  53.5  62.6  

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