Surplus for Swedish central government in February

7 March 2012 - Press release

Swedish central government payments resulted in a surplus of SEK 32.5 billion in February. The fact that the central government budget shows large surpluses in February each year is due to many tax payers making supplementary tax payments relating to the previous income year.

The outcome was considered in our report "Government Borrowing Forecast and Analysis" published yesterday. Therefore there is no deviation from forecast to report.

For the twelve-month period up to the end of February 2012, central government payments resulted in a deficit of SEK 12 billion.

Central government debt amounted to SEK 1,104 billion at the end of February.

Since the results for February were included in our latest forecast, we will not publish any in-depth analysis of the outcome this month.

The outcome for March will be published on 10 April, at 9:30 am.

Further information can be obtained from:

Håkan Carlsson, +46 8 613 47 33

Table of the net borrowing requirement

Sweden's central government debt February 2012