Egypt's external debt rose by 4.3 percent in the fiscal year ending 30 June 2015, reaching $48 billion compared to $46 billion a year before, according to September's central bank bulletin.
The actual increase in loans taken by Egypt externally amounted to $4.5 billion, but as most currencies of the lending countries fell to the dollar, the value of Egypt's external debt registered as a lower value, the central bank was quoted as saying by state-owned publication MENA on Monday.
But Egypt's external debt to GDP in the fiscal year 2014/15 decreased to 15 percent, down from 16.4 percent in the same period a year earlier, the bulletin showed.
Egypt's total domestic debt stood at LE2 trillion ($255 billion) as of March.
Egypt's total debt service for the fiscal year 2014/15 recorded $5.6 billion, reported MENA.