Surplus for Swedish central government in September

5 October 2018 - Press release

Swedish central government payments resulted in a surplus of SEK 6.7 billion in September 2018. The Debt Office’s forecast was a surplus of SEK 6.4 billion.

The central government's primary balance was SEK 1.0 billion higher than forecast. This was mainly due to lower disbursements from agencies. Tax income was approximately 2 billion lower than expected.

The Debt Office’s net lending to government agencies etc. was SEK 0.6 billion higher than calculated.

Interest payments on central government debt were SEK 0.2 billion higher than forecast.

For the twelve-month period up to the end of September 2018, central government payments resulted in a surplus of SEK 93.7 billion.

Central government debt amounted to SEK 1,206 billion at the end of September.

The outcome for September will be published on 7 November 2018 at 9.30 a.m.

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Central government net borrowing requirement¹ (SEK million)
  Outcome   Sept. Forecast   Sept. Dev.   Sept. Acc.    Dev² Outcome 12-month
Net borrowing   requirement  -6 675 -6 408 -268 -1 865 -93 748
Primary balance³ -2 712 -1 688 -1 024 -4 522 -102 630
Net lending to agencies etc.4 -3 356 -3 931 574 2 401 106
Interest payments on central government debt -607 -789 182 256 8 775
 - Interest on loans in SEK -1 131 -1 157 26 342 11 242
 - Interest on loans in foreign currency -4 77 -81 -83 -900
 - Realised currency gains and losses 528 291 237 -4 -1 567
1 The net borrowing requirement corresponds to the budget balance with opposite sign.
² Sum of monthly forecast deviations since last forecast (June 2018).
3 Net of the state's primary expenditure and income.
4 The net of government agencies etc. deposits and loans in the state’s internal bank. The net lending includes both current government operations and temporary occurrences which can be decided on short notice. The net lending affects the net borrowing requirement and central government debt, but are not covered by the Central government expenditure ceiling.

More data on the borrowing requirement and government debt.

Sweden's Central Government Debt September 2018

The monthly outcome of the central government net borrowing requirement is included in the official statistics of Sweden.