Sweden’s borrowing requirement decreases in 2018 as the Riksbank’s foreign currency reserve is reduced

20 June 2017 - Sweden’s central government budget will turn from a deficit – a net borrowing requirement – of SEK 17 billion this year into a surplus of SEK 124 billion for 2018, according to the Debt Office’s new forecast. The large surplus next year is because the Debt Office assumes that the loans raised for the Riksbank (the Swedish central bank) in order to strengthen the foreign currency reserve will begin to be repaid. This will greatly reduce central government borrowing in foreign currencies. Sweden’s borrowing requirement decreases in 2018 as the Riksbank’s foreign currency reserve is reduced


Central government debt and other figures

1 306 874 200 124 SEK

Government debt2017-05-31 

45 031 140 284 SEK

Guarantees & lending2017-03-31 

950 000 SEK

0.47 %

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Calendar

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    Jul2017
    09:30
    Sweden's Central Government Debt June 2017
  • 7
    Jul2017
    09:30
    Outcome of central government payments for June
  • 7
    Aug2017
    09:30
    Sweden's Central Government Debt July 2017

The Swedish National Debt Office

The Debt Office plays a key role in the Swedish economy and in the financial market. Our operations contribute towards taxpayers money being used as efficiently as possible and the financial system remaining stable.