Indonesia’s external debt at the end of Q1/2017 amounted to US$326.3 billion, grew controllably at 2.9% (yoy) or slightly increased than 2.0% (yoy) in the previous quarter. Based on the group of borrowers, the increased external debt was influenced by a lesser contraction of private sector external debt in Q1/2017 at -3.6% (yoy) compare to -5.5% (yoy) in the previous quarter. Meanwhile, public sector external debt growth slowed down from 11.0% (yoy) in Q4/2016 to 10.0% (yoy) in Q1/2017.