Surplus for Swedish central government in February

7 March 2014 - Press release

Swedish central government payments resulted in a surplus of SEK 42.2 billion in February, which was SEK 4.3 billion lower than the Debt Office’s forecast. The difference is mainly explained by lower tax income and higher net lending to government agencies.

Tax income was SEK 1.8 billion lower than calculated. The difference is partly due to lower supplementary tax payments.

The Debt Office's net lending to government agencies was SEK 1.3 billion higher than forecast. It is due to reduced deposits from the Nuclear Waste Fund.

Interest payments on central government debt developed in line with forecast.

For the twelve-month period up to the end of February 2014, central government payments resulted in a deficit of SEK 34 billion.

Central government debt amounted to SEK 1,247 billion at the end of February.

The outcome for March will be published on 7 April 2014, at 9:30 am.

Further information can be obtained from:
Tord Arvidsson, +46 8 613 47 53

 Sweden's Central Government Debt February 2014

Central Government Net Borrowing Requirement (SEK million)

 

February
2013

February
2014

12-month

Net borrowing requirement

-15 645

-42 178

34 461

  Primary borrowing requirement

-12 551

-40 411

17 078

  Interest payments

-3 094

-1 766

17 383

  - Interest on loans in SEK

-910

-1 687

23 264

  - Interest on loans in foreign currency

84

68

1 137

  - Realised currency gains and losses

-2 267

-147

-7 018