Sep. 18, 2012 (China Knowledge) - China's foreign debts totaled US$785.2 billion as of the end of June 2012, the State Administration of Foreign Exchange
said on Monday.
The figure, which excluded foreign debts of Hong Kong Special Administrative Region, Macau SAR and Taiwan, was 4.5% more than the US$751.3-billion foreign debt at the end of March.
The country's registered foreign debt was US$495.07 billion, of which about 77.7% was denominated in U.S. dollar, 7.5% in Euro and 7.0% in Japanese yen.
At the end of June 2012, long-term and medium-term foreign debt was US$196.95 billion, accounting for 25.08% of the country's total foreign debt.
Short-term debt, which accounted for 75.92% of the total, was US$588.22 billion at the end of June.
The country's international commercial loans were US$428.58 billion at the end of June, accounting for 86.57% of the total registered foreign debt.