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 Indebtedness

 As at 31 December 2015, the Government’s total outstanding direct indebtedness amounted to SAR 142.2 billion (U.S.$37.9 billion), which entirely comprised domestic indebtedness and which represented 5.8 per cent. of Saudi Arabia’s nominal GDP for the year ended 31 December 2015.

As at 31 December 2016, Saudi Arabia’s total outstanding direct indebtedness amounted to SAR 316.6 billion (U.S.$84.4 billion), comprising SAR 213.5 billion (U.S.$56.9 billion) of domestic indebtedness and SAR 103.1 billion (U.S.$27.5 billion) of external indebtedness. 

As at 31 December 2017, Saudi Arabia’s total outstanding direct indebtedness amounted to SAR 443.3 billion (U.S.$118.2 billion), comprising SAR 259.5 billion (U.S.$69.2 billion) of domestic indebtedness and SAR 183.8 billion (U.S.$49.0 billion) of external indebtedness.

As at 31 December 2018, Saudi Arabia’s total outstanding direct indebtedness amounted to SAR 560.0 billion (U.S.$149.3 billion), comprising SAR 305.0 billion (U.S.$81.3 billion) of domestic indebtedness and SAR 255.0 billion (U.S.$68.0 billion) of external indebtedness. 

As at 30 December 2019, Saudi Arabia’s total outstanding direct indebtedness amounted to SAR 677.9 billion (U.S.$180.8 billion), comprising SAR 372.8 billion (U.S.$99.4 billion) of domestic indebtedness and SAR 305.2 billion (U.S.$81.4 billion) of external indebtedness.

 As at end of March 2020, Saudi Arabia’s total outstanding direct indebtedness amounted to SAR 723.5 billion (U.S.$192.9 billion), comprising SAR 399.5 billion (U.S.$106.5 billion) of domestic indebtedness and SAR 324 billion (U.S.$ 86.4 billion) of external indebtedness. 

The following table sets forth the Government’s total outstanding direct indebtedness (external and domestic) as of 31 December 2019, 2018, 2017, 2016, 2015, and 2014, respectively. In addition to, Q1 2020.






(SAR billions, except percentages)
​​

As at 31 December

Q1 2020​
2019
 2018
2017
2016
2015
2014
Borrowed during period45.5​120.0
120.0
139.1
200.1
98
-
Repaid during period​-
2.0
3.3
12.4
25.8
-
15.9
Indebtedness outstanding at end of period​723.5
677.9
560.0
443.3
316.6
142.2 
44.3
Change (%)​6.7
21.1
26.3
40.0
122.5
221.4
(26.4) 
GDP (Nominal)​2,974
2,811​2,934.3
2،564.4
2،418.5
2,453.5
2,836.3 
Ratio of public debt to nominal GDP (%)
​24.3
24.1​19.1
17.3
13.1
5.8
1.6

Source: National Debt Management Center, Ministry of Finance 

The following table sets forth a breakdown of the Government’s outstanding direct domestic borrowing (excluding debt of Government-related entities) by creditor type, as of 31 December 2019, 2018, 2017, 2016, and 2015, respectively. In addition to, Q1 2020.




(SAR billions, except percentages)
  As at 31 December

​Q1 2020
​2019
2018
2017
2016
2015
Autonomous Government Institutions108.5
92.0
84.4
71.9
80.6
97.9
Commercial Banks
284.1
274.4
220.5
187.6
132.9
44.3
Investment Companies
3.9
3.9
0.1
-
-
-
Individuals
0.0
0.0
-
-
-
-
Mutual Funds
2.5
1.9
-
-
-
-
Other
0.6
0.5
-
-
-
-
Total Domestic Indebtedness
399.5
372.8
305.0
259.5
213.8
142.2
Net Change26.8
67.8
45.5
46.0
71.2
98.0
New Loans
-
-
-
-
-
-
New Bonds
26.8
69.8
48.8
58.5
97.0
98.0
Amortisation o​f Bonds
-
(2.0)
(3.3)
(12.4)
(25.8)
-

Source: National Debt Management Center, Ministry of Finance​

Note:
Does not include instruments issued by GACA and guaranteed by the Government.

Numbers are subject to rounding 



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