Inflation rises 5.2 percent yoy www.zgm.mn
In November 2019, the consumer price index (CPI) at the national level increased by 5.2 percent year-over-year and by 4.6 percent from the end of the previous year. However, CPI dropped by 0.4 percent from the previous month mainly due to decreases in prices for food and non-alcoholic beverages group by 2.2 percent. In the first nine months of 2019, the gross external debt of Mongolia reached USD 29.9 billion, increased by USD 2.0 billion or 7.3 percent compared to the same period of last year. During the period, general government debt reached MNT 22.7 trillion, increased by MNT 1.3 trillion or 5.9 percent yoy. In general government debt, foreign debt was MNT 19.3 trillion or 85.1 percent, domestic debt was MNT 1.4 trillion or 6.2 percent, government debt guarantee was MNT 1.1 trillion or 4.7 percent and concessions were MNT 0.9 billion or 4.0 percent. The money supply reached MNT 20.4 trillion at the end of November 2019, showing a decrease of MNT 24.2 billion from the previous month, while it was increased by MNT 1.8 trillion year-on-year. At the end of November 2019, the national currency in circulation reached MNT 860.2 billion, showing a decrease of MNT 13.7 billion from the previous month and by MNT 34.9 billion compared to the previous year. Thus, the amount of outstanding loans to entities, enterprises and citizens amounted to MNT 18.2 trillion, while it shows an increase of MNT 1.4 trillion from the same period of the previous year.