Central government payments gave a surplus in October

7 November 2011 - Press release

Swedish central government payments resulted in a surplus of SEK 3 billion in October, which is SEK 2.7 billion higher than the Debt Office's latest forecast.

Agencies' net payments were SEK 2.7 billion higher than expected. The forecast discrepancy is partly explained by the fact that we overestimated Sida's disbursements while several agencies had unexpectedly large incoming payments. Tax income developed in line with forecast.

Interest payments on central government debt were SEK 1 billion lower than calculated. This is partly explained by higher exchange rate gains in the foreign currency debt.

The Debt Office's net lending was SEK 1 billion higher than forecast, which is mainly due to increased lending to agencies.

For the twelve-month period up to the end of October 2011, central government payments resulted in a surplus of SEK 69 billion. Central government debt amounted to SEK 1,012 billion at the end of October.

The outcome for November will be published at 9:30 am on 7 December 2011.

Further information can be obtained from:
Johan Sandberg, phone +46 8 613 47 37

Table of the net borrowing requirement and central government debt