News and Press Releases Central Government Borrowing

Debt Office to phase out foreign currency exposure of government debt

News 11 November 2022 About the Debt Office, Central Government Borrowing, Government Debt

The Swedish Government has adopted guidelines for the management of the central government debt. The decision for 2023 is in accordance with the Debt Office’s proposal and means that the foreign currency exposure of the debt will be phased out gradually over four years.

Surplus for Swedish central government in October 2022

Press release 7 November 2022 Central Government Borrowing, Government Debt

Swedish central government payments resulted in a surplus of SEK 19.0 billion in October. The Debt Office's forecast was a surplus of SEK 14.0 billion. Tax incomes were slightly higher than expected, while disbursements from a number of agencies were lower. This was partially offset by the Debt...

Lower government budget surplus increases borrowing requirement

Press release 27 October 2022 Central Government Borrowing

A rapid slowdown in the economy leads to weaker central government finances next year, according to the Debt Office’s new forecast. Temporary factors related to the high price of electricity also weigh on the budget balance. This creates an increased borrowing requirement for the central...

Deficit for Swedish central government in September 2022

Press release 7 October 2022 Central Government Borrowing, Government Debt

Swedish central government payments resulted in a deficit of SEK 5.9 billion in September. The Debt Office's forecast was a deficit of SEK 2.4 billion. The difference is primarily explained by payments from government agencies being higher than expected while tax income was lower. This was...

Proposed debt management guidelines: Foreign currency exposure should be phased out

Press release 28 September 2022 Central Government Borrowing, Government Debt

The Swedish National Debt Office is proposing that the foreign currency exposure of the central government debt be gradually phased out over the next four years. The proposal is based on updated analyses showing that the currency exposure involves a higher risk without lowering the cost of the debt...

Surplus for Swedish central government in August 2022

Press release 7 September 2022 Central Government Borrowing, Government Debt

Swedish central government payments resulted in a surplus of SEK 44.5 billion in August. The Debt Office's forecast was a surplus of SEK 28.7 billion. The higher than expected budget balance is primarily explained by the Debt Office’s net lending being lower than anticipated. At the same time,...

Debt Office to wind up a strategic position in the Swedish krona

Press release 29 August 2022 Central Government Borrowing

The Debt Office has decided to wind up a strategic position in the Swedish krona against the euro. The intention is to close the position gradually at a pace adapted to market conditions.

Surplus for Swedish central government in July 2022

Press release 5 August 2022 Central Government Borrowing, Government Debt

Swedish central government payments resulted in a surplus of SEK 15.4 billion in July. The Debt Office's forecast was a deficit of SEK 0.5 billion. The difference is mainly due to higher tax income and the Debt Office’s net lending being lower than expected.

Deficit for Swedish central government in June 2022

Press release 7 July 2022 Central Government Borrowing, Government Debt

Swedish central government payments resulted in a deficit of SEK 30.5 billion in June. It was a smaller deficit than the The Debt Office's forecast of SEK 34.3 billion. The difference is mainly explained by the Debt Office’s net lending being lower than expected.

Surplus for Swedish central government in May 2022

Press release 8 June 2022 Central Government Borrowing, Government Debt

Swedish central government payments resulted in a surplus of SEK 69.2 billion in May. The Debt Office's forecast was a surplus of SEK 74.3 billion. The difference is due to lower tax income than estimated. At the same time, disbursements from government agencies and the Debt Office’s net lending...

Smaller surplus in Sweden’s government budget

Press release 24 May 2022 Central Government Borrowing

Lower economic growth, increased government spending, and an outflow of capital from tax accounts weigh on the central government budget. At the same time, higher inflation leads to increased income from VAT. Altogether, the Debt Office now expects a lower budget surplus for the central government...

Deficit for Swedish central government in April 2022

Press release 6 May 2022 Central Government Borrowing, Government Debt

Swedish central government payments resulted in a deficit of SEK 16.0 billion in April. The Debt Office's forecast was a deficit of SEK 7.4 billion. The difference is due to higher disbursements from state agencies and lower tax income than calculated.

Terms for switch to government bond SGB 1065

Press release 5 May 2022 Central Government Borrowing

The Swedish National Debt Office will offer a switch to government bond SGB 1065 2nd of June.

Surplus for Swedish central government in March 2022

Press release 7 April 2022 Report – Central Government Borrowing, Central Government Borrowing, Government Debt

Swedish central government payments resulted in a surplus of SEK 23.4 billion in March. The Debt Office's forecast was a surplus of SEK 19.9 billion. The difference is mainly explained by the Debt Office’s net lending being lower than expected. At the same time, both tax income and payments from...

Surplus for Swedish central government in February 2022

Press release 7 March 2022 Central Government Borrowing, Government Debt

Swedish central government payments resulted in a surplus of SEK 85.6 billion in February. The Debt Office's forecast was a surplus of SEK 74.2 billion. The difference is mainly explained by higher tax income.

Strong economy leads to larger budget surplus and lower government debt

Press release 24 February 2022 Central Government Borrowing

Sweden’s economy will continue to grow at a good pace in 2022 despite a setback at the beginning of the year. This contributes to further strengthening central government finances and to a lower debt. It also entails a lower borrowing requirement. The Swedish National Debt Office is therefore...

Stronger central government finances and lower government debt in 2021

News 18 February 2022 Central Government Borrowing, Government Debt

The Swedish National Debt Office today submitted its basis for evaluation of debt management in 2021 to the Government. The year was dominated by an unexpectedly quick economic recovery, which contributed to a surplus in central government finances, lower borrowing requirement and a lower...

Surplus for Swedish central government in January 2022

Press release 7 February 2022 Central Government Borrowing, Government Debt

Swedish central government payments resulted in a surplus of SEK 0.8 billion in January. The Debt Office's forecast was a deficit of SEK 0.5 billion.

Central government surplus of SEK 78 billion in 2021

Press release 11 January 2022 Central Government Borrowing, Government Debt

Swedish central government payments, as well as the central government budget balance, resulted in a surplus of SEK 78 billion in 2021. The Debt Office's forecast was a surplus of SEK 22 billion.

Surplus for Swedish central government in November 2021

Press release 7 December 2021 Central Government Borrowing, Government Debt

Swedish central government payments resulted in a surplus of SEK 37.6 billion in November. The Debt Office's forecast was a surplus of SEK 14.6 billion. The difference is mostly explained by lower than anticipated payments from government agencies.