Deficit for Swedish central government in October

7 November 2012 - Press release

Swedish central government payments resulted in a deficit of SEK 14.2 billion in October. This was SEK 1.7 billion higher than the Debt Office’s latest forecast, which was a deficit of SEK 12.5 billion. The difference is mainly explained by lower tax income.

Tax income in October was just over SEK 3 billion lower than forecasted. This was mainly due to lower supplementary tax payments. At the same time, disbursements from government authorities were higher than forecasted. This was partly offset by the debt office's net lending to authorities being lower than calculated.

Interest payments on central government debt amounted to SEK 4.9 billion which was SEK 0.4 billion lower than calculated.

For the twelve-month period up to the end of October 2012, central government payments resulted in a deficit of SEK 39.0 billion.

Central government debt amounted to SEK 1,073 billion at the end of October.

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

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

Table of the net borrowing requirementTable of the net borrowing requirement, pdf, (opens in new window)

Central Government Debt October 2012Central Government Debt October 2012, pdf