Central government payments gave a deficit in March

7 April 2011 - Press release

Swedish central government payments resulted in a deficit of SEK 2.9 billion in March. The Debt Offices forecast was a surplus of SEK 2.0 billion. The difference is mainly due to temporary lending to the Riksbank.

Tax revenue was SEK 4.4 billion higher than calculated.

The Debt Office's net lending to authorities etc was SEK 11.1 billion higher than calculated due to lending to the Riksbank of SEK 12 billion. The lending to the Riksbank will decrease with an equivalent amount in April when loans mature.

Interest payments on central government debt were SEK 2.0 billion lower than forecasted, which depends on exchange rate gains.

For the twelve-month period up to the end of March 2011, central government payments resulted in a surplus of SEK 26 billion. Central government debt amounted to SEK 1,065 billion at the end of March.

The outcome for April will be published at 9:30 am on 5 May 2011.

Further information can be obtained from:

Tord Arvidsson, phone +46 8 613 47 53