Bulgaria - Gross External Debt

Bulgaria: Gross External Debt

Unit Mil. EUR, NSA
Adjustments Not Seasonally Adjusted
Monthly 1.4 %
Data Dec 2022 43,915
Nov 2022 43,307

Series Information

Source Bulgarian National Bank (BNB)
Release External Debt
Frequency Monthly
Start Date 1/31/2015
End Date 12/31/2022

Bulgaria: Government

Reference Last Previous Units Frequency
Outstanding Public Debt Jan 2023 40,025 37,092 Mil. BGN, NSA Monthly
Outstanding Public Debt - Domestic Jan 2023 11,123 11,124 Mil. BGN, NSA Monthly
Outstanding Public Debt - Foreign Jan 2023 28,902 25,969 Mil. BGN, NSA Monthly
Gross External Debt Dec 2022 43,915 43,307 Mil. EUR, NSA Monthly
Government Budget Balance 2022 Q3 526.03 -416.36 Mil. BGN, NSA Quarterly
Government Expenditures 2022 Q3 16,804 15,064 Mil. BGN, NSA Quarterly
Government Revenues 2022 Q3 17,330 14,648 Mil. BGN, NSA Quarterly

Release Information

For Bulgaria, external debt (detailed by institutional sector and short/long-term), quarterly, per the IMF 2014 framework.


  • Framework: IMF External Debt Statistics 2014 (aligned with IMF BPM6)
  • Measurement: Millions of euros (Mil. EUR)
  • Adjustment: Not seasonally adjusted (NSA)
  • Native frequency: Monthly
  • Start date: Uniformly 2021m5


  • IMF External Debt Statistics 2003 - 1999m1 to 2021m4 (archive specifier "_21")

The IMF writes:

Gross external debt, at any given time, is the outstanding amount of those actual current, and not contingent, liabilities that require payment(s) of principal and/or interest by the debtor at some point(s) in the future and that are owed to non-residents by residents of an economy. The main criterion for a liability to be included in the gross external debt of the country is that it is issued by a resident and is owed to a non-resident, regardless of whether it is issued on domestic or international, money or capital markets. The same principle is applied for transactions - only those between residents and non-residents are recorded. In the debt tables the BNB records only the amount of tranches actually disbursed.

Data are revised and included in disseminated statistics when corrected or more complete returns are received.

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