Tripoli — Libya’s oil revenue dropped 11.2% to 14.3 billion dinars ($10,2 billion) in the first six months of 2019, compared with the same period last year, the central bank said on Monday.
Oil represented 92.8% of the country’s total income during the period, the bank said in a statement.
Revenue from foreign exchange fees stood at 11.1 billion dinars, the bank said in a statement. It also listed on a chart an allocation of $2.096 billion for state oil firm NOC.
Libya’s internationally recognised government of national accord (GNA) in Tripoli imposed in September a 183% fee on hard currency transactions, effectively devaluing the Libyan dinar, in a bid to narrow the gap between official and black market rates.
Public sector employees’ salaries accounted for 55.6% of total spending at 9.9 billion dinars during the first half of 2019, while subsidies represented 19.4% of total state spending equivalent to 3.483 billion dinars.
After the overthrow of Libya’s long-ruling Muammar Gaddafi in a NATO-backed uprising in 2011, most development projects stopped and spending in the oil-rich country became limited to paying salaries for a massive number of state employees. ($1 = 1.3922 Libyan dinars)
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