News and Press Releases Central Government Borrowing

Deficit for Swedish central government in April 2021

Press release 7 May 2021 Central Government Borrowing, Government Debt

Swedish central government payments resulted in a deficit of SEK 16.9 billion in April. The Debt Office's forecast was a deficit of SEK 24.9 billion. Central government tax income were slightly higher than expected, while the Debt Office's net lending was lower.

Surplus for Swedish central government in March 2021

Press release 9 April 2021 Central Government Borrowing, Government Debt

Swedish central government payments resulted in a surplus of SEK 9.2 billion in March. The Debt Office's forecast was a deficit of SEK 22.1 billion. The higher than expected budget balance is in large part explained by payments of tax that should have taken place in February instead being made in...

Surplus for Swedish central government in February 2021

Press release 5 March 2021 Central Government Borrowing, Government Debt

Swedish central government payments resulted in a surplus of SEK 47.3 billion in February. The Debt Office's forecast was a surplus of SEK 53.1 billion. The lower surplus than expected is explained by delayed payments due to technical problems at a framework agreement bank.

State finances are strengthened as Riksbank repays loans

Press release 24 February 2021 Central Government Borrowing

The recovery of the Swedish economy continues, after a temporary dip during the beginning of the year, thereby gradually strengthening central government finances. But other factors also have a major impact on the budget this year and in 2022. The pandemic remains at the forefront of the...

Terms for switches in inflation-linked bond SGB IL 3108

Press release 19 February 2021 Central Government Borrowing

The Swedish National Debt Office offers switch auctions in inflation-linked bond SGB IL 3108 with the aim of decreasing the outstanding volume to around SEK 25 billion before the bond’s time to maturity is shorter than one year. The switch auctions will be held on 19, 22 and 23 of March.

Increased government debt in 2020 amid pandemic

News 19 February 2021 Central Government Borrowing, Government Debt

The Swedish National Debt Office today submitted its basis for evaluation of debt management in 2020 to the Government. The year was dominated by the pandemic, which led to a large budget deficit and a rapid increase in central government borrowing. The Debt Office also issued a green bond for the...

Surplus for Swedish central government in January 2021

Press release 5 February 2021 Central Government Borrowing, Government Debt

Swedish central government payments resulted in a surplus of SEK 7.7 billion in January. The Debt Office's forecast was a deficit of SEK 10.6 billion.

Terms for switches in inflation-linked bond SGB IL 3108

Press release 15 January 2021 Central Government Borrowing

The Swedish National Debt Office offers switch auctions in inflation-linked bond SGB IL 3108 with the aim of decreasing the outstanding volume to around SEK 25 billion before the bond’s time to maturity is shorter than one year. The initial switch auctions will be held on 5 and 8 of February.

Central government deficit of SEK 221 billion in 2020

Press release 12 January 2021 Central Government Borrowing, Government Debt

Swedish central government payments, as well as the central government budget balance, resulted in a deficit of SEK 221 billion in 2020. The Debt Office's forecast from October was a deficit of SEK 256 billion.

Surplus for Swedish central government in November 2020

Press release 6 December 2020 Central Government Borrowing, Government Debt

Swedish central government payments resulted in a surplus of SEK 40.4 billion in November. The Debt Office's forecast was a surplus of SEK 20.5 billion. The difference is due to lower disbursements and higher tax income than expected.

Terms for switches to new government bond SGB 1063

Press release 20 November 2020 Central Government Borrowing

The Swedish National Debt Office will offer switches to the new 25-year government bond SGB 1063 from SGB 1053 to build up the outstanding volume. The switch auction will be held on 11th of December 2020.

Sweden borrows SEK 13 billion for 25 years at 0.53 % yield

Press release 18 November 2020 Central Government Borrowing

The Swedish National Debt Office raised SEK 13 billion at a yield of 0.53 per cent in the planned sale of a new 25-year government bond. The new bond has the longest maturity of the loans that make up Sweden’s central government debt.

Unchanged guidelines for government debt management

News 12 November 2020 Central Government Borrowing, Government Debt

Today the Government adopted guidelines for the management of the central government debt. No changes are made in the guidelines decision for 2021 compared with the preceding year.

Deficit for Swedish central government in October 2020

Press release 6 November 2020 Central Government Borrowing, Government Debt

Swedish central government payments resulted in a deficit of SEK 36.0 billion in October. The Debt Office's forecast was a deficit of SEK 45.6 billion. The deviation is largely due to higher tax income than forecasted.

Recovery mitigates pandemic’s impact on central government finances

Press release 21 October 2020 Central Government Borrowing

The Swedish economy is recovering after the historically large fall in GDP in the second quarter of 2020. This helps to support central government finances, reduce the borrowing requirement compared with the previous forecast and dampen the debt increase resulting from the pandemic.

Anna Sjulander is new Head of Debt Management

Press release 20 October 2020 About the Debt Office, Central Government Borrowing, Government Debt

The Swedish National Debt Office has appointed Anna Sjulander as the new head of the Debt Management department, effective immediately.

Deficit for Swedish central government in September 2020

Press release 7 October 2020 Central Government Borrowing, Government Debt

Swedish central government payments resulted in a deficit of SEK 13.1 billion in September. The Debt Office's forecast was a deficit of SEK 37.6 billion. The difference is due to, among other things, tax income being higher than forecasted and the fact that the reorientation support for companies...

Sweden raises USD 2.5 billion at 0.242 % in two-year bond sale

Press release 6 October 2020 Central Government Borrowing

Kingdom of Sweden today raised USD 2.5 billion (approximately SEK 22.2 billion) at a yield of 0.242 per cent issuing a two-year benchmark. The bond sale is part of the Debt Office’s funding plan and the proceeds will be used to refinance loans to the Riksbank.

Debt Office proposes unchanged guidelines for central government debt management

Press release 30 September 2020 Central Government Borrowing, Government Debt

The Swedish National Debt Office proposes no significant revisions to the guidelines for managing the central government debt ahead of 2021. The changes made in recent years have led to a more comprehensive approach to guiding the debt management, which provides flexibility for meeting both a...

Surplus for Swedish central government in August 2020

Press release 7 September 2020 Central Government Borrowing, Government Debt

Swedish central government payments resulted in a surplus of SEK 19.8 billion in August. The Debt Office's forecast was a deficit of SEK 26.7 billion. The difference is due to, among other things, tax income being higher than calculated and the fact that the turn over loss support to companies has...