Deficit for Swedish central government in July

7 August 2013 - Press release

Swedish central government payments resulted in a deficit of SEK 8.9 billion in July. This was SEK 4.4 billion higher than the Debt Office’s forecast which was SEK 4.5 billion. The difference is largely due to monthly variations in disbursements from a few government agencies.

Tax income and the Debt Office's net lending to agencies developed in line with forecast.

Interest payments on central government debt amounted to SEK 0.2 billion, which was SEK 0.1 billion higher than forecast.

For the twelve-month period up to the end of July 2013, central government payments resulted in a deficit of SEK 139.7 billion.

Central government debt amounted to SEK 1,202 billion at the end of July.

The outcome for August will be published on 6 September 2013, at 9:30 am.

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

Sweden's Central Government Debt July 2013

Central government borrowing requirement (SEK million)
   July
2012
July
2013
12-month
Net borrowing requirement  2 206 8 908 139 681
  Primary borrowing requirement -518 8 752 122 349
  Interest payments 2 724 156 17 332
  - Interest on loans in SEK 652 471 28 360
  - Interest on loans in foreign currency 279 40 886
  - Realised currency gains and losses 1 793 -354 -11 914