Oct 10 (Reuters) - The Czech Republic's gross central government debt rose to 1.652 trillion crowns ($85.37 billion) at the end of Sept, from 1.636 trillion crowns at the end of June, the Finance Ministry said on Wednesday.
In the third quarter, a 0.9 billion crown loan tranche was drawn from the European Investment Bank.
In domestic issuance activity, total gross issuance of government bonds reached 28.3 billion crowns in the third quarter.
GOVERNMENT DEBT Q3/12 Q2/12 Q1/12 Q3/11(CZK bln)total 1,652.3 1,635.7 1,613.0 1,456.8average maturity(in years) 5.6 5.7 5.7 5.8marketable debt 1,548.2 1,530.2 1,521.8 1,387.4modified duration(in years) 4.2 4.4 4.3 4.4
NOTE. Data show levels as of the end of the period listed.The modified duration figure stands for marketable debt only andincludes the Finance Ministry's interest rate swap transactions.
Average maturity was within the ministry's target of5.0-6.0 years.
(Reporting by Jason Hovet)
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