Central government payments gave a surplus in January

5 February 2010 - Press release

Swedish central government payments resulted in a surplus of SEK 19.8 billion in January. The Debt Office's forecast was SEK 18.0 billion. The difference is mainly explained by interest payments on central government debt being SEK 1.4 billion lower than calculated.


The lower interest payments on central government debt are due to larger premiums on issued bonds. Remaining central government payments largely developed in line with the forecast.  

For the twelve-month period up to the end of January, central government payments resulted in a deficit of SEK 150 billion. Central government debt amounted to SEK 1,168 billion at the end of January.

The outcome for February will be published at 9.30 am on 5 March 2010.

A new revised forecast for 2010 and 2011 will be published on 3 March 2010.

Further information can be obtained from:
Håkan Carlsson, phone
+46 8 613 47 33