Central government payments gave a surplus in July

6 August 2010 - Press release

Swedish central government payments gave a surplus of SEK 12.5 billion in July. The Debt Office's forecast was a surplus of SEK 4.8 billion. The difference is mainly explained by higher tax revenue.

Tax revenue was SEK 5.3 billion higher than calculated. This is mainly explained by higher payments of VAT and customs duties.

Interest payments on central government debt were SEK 0.6 billion lower than calculated. This is mainly due to lower interest payments on loans denominated in kronor.

For the twelve-month period up to the end of July, central government payments resulted in a deficit of SEK 52 billion. Central government debt amounted to SEK 1,062 billion at the end of July.

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

Further information can be obtained from:
Sofia Olsson, +46 8 613 47 30