Central government payments gave a surplus in August

7 September 2010 - Press release

Swedish central government payments resulted in a surplus of SEK 8.4 billion in August. The Debt Office's forecast was a surplus of SEK 11.8 billion. The difference is mainly explained by lower tax revenue.

Tax revenue was SEK 2.3 billion lower than calculated. The remaining deviation is explained by higher disbursements by authorities.

Interest payments on central government debt and the Debt Office's net lending to authorities were in line with forecast.

The accumulated deviation from forecast for the period June-August is only SEK 0.7 billion.

For the twelve-month period up to the end of August 2010, central government payments resulted in a deficit of SEK 56 billion. Central government debt amounted to SEK 1,055 billion at the end of August.

The outcome for September will be published at 9.30 am on 7 October 2010.

Further information can be obtained from:
Eric Morell, phone +46 8 613 47 71