The Statistics Department of the Central Bank of Cyprus has today released the provisional data for external statistics (balance of payments, international investment position and external debt) for the year 2021.
According to the preliminary balance of payments data for 2021, the current account balance of Cyprus recorded an improvement, with the deficit decreasing from €2.177,2 million in 2020, to €1.695,8 million, in 2021.
The international investment position (IIP) recorded an improvement in 2021, presenting a net liability position of €28.786,8 million, compared with a net liability position of €29.447,0 million in 2020.
The gross external debt increased to €192.714,8 million in 2021 from €190.427,0 million in 2020. The external assets in debt instruments increased to €133.889,4 million, up from €124.963,0 million in 2020. Consequently, net external debt decreased by €6.638,6 million to €58.825,4 million, in 2021.
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