News and Press Releases Central Government Borrowing

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...

Sweden’s sovereign green bond sale meets strong demand

Press release 1 September 2020 Central Government Borrowing

The Swedish National Debt Office today raised SEK 20 billion through its first-ever sale of a sovereign green bond. The proceeds will be linked to budget expenditures that contribute to achieving Sweden’s environmental and climate objectives.

Sweden presents sovereign green bond ahead of issuance

News 24 August 2020 Central Government Borrowing

The Swedish National Debt Office is publishing the investor presentation of its sovereign green bond today ahead of the upcoming issue of approximately SEK 20 billion. The proceeds from the green bond will be linked to expenditures that contribute to achieving Sweden’s environmental and climate...

Deficit for Swedish central government in July 2020

Press release 7 August 2020 Central Government Borrowing, Government Debt

Swedish central government payments resulted in a deficit of SEK 34.4 billion in July. The Debt Office's forecast was a deficit of SEK 58.7 billion. The deviation is largely due to higher tax income than forecasted.

Sweden indicates maturity range of 7–10 years for green bond

Press release 14 July 2020 Central Government Borrowing, Government Debt

The Swedish National Debt Office intends to choose a maturity within the range of seven to ten years for its green bond scheduled for issuance in August. A group of banks has been mandated to explore investor interest and then execute the sale of approximately SEK 20 billion.

Deficit for Swedish central government in June 2020

Press release 7 July 2020 Central Government Borrowing, Government Debt

Swedish central government payments resulted in a deficit of SEK 56.5 billion in June. The Debt Office's forecast was a deficit of SEK 70.5 billion. The deviation is largely due to higher tax income than forecasted.

Swedish sovereign green bond to be issued in August 2020

Press release 5 June 2020 About the Debt Office, Central Government Borrowing

The Swedish National Debt Office is preparing to issue a green bond in August and estimates the issuance volume to be about SEK 20 billion. The proceeds will be linked to central government expenditures that go towards meeting Sweden’s environmental and climate objectives.

Surplus for Swedish central government in May 2020

Press release 5 June 2020 Report – Central Government Borrowing, Government Debt

Swedish central government payments resulted in a surplus of SEK 10.2 billion in May. The Debt Office's forecast was a deficit of SEK 17.4 billion. The deviation is mainly due to higher tax income than expected.

Swedish government debt grows as virus effects hit budget

Press release 19 May 2020 Report – Central Government Borrowing, Central Government Borrowing, Covid-19

There has been a rapid and sharp slowdown in the Swedish economy due to the coronavirus, and the recovery will take time. The downturn in the economy and the support measures taken lead to a large deficit in the central government budget and to increased government debt.

Deficit for Swedish central government in april 2020

Press release 8 May 2020 Central Government Borrowing, Government Debt

Swedish central government payments resulted in a deficit of SEK 38.9 billion in April. The Debt Office's forecast was a deficit of SEK 6.8 billion. The deviation is mainly due to lower tax income than expected and payments for short-time work allowances. The deficit was counterbalanced by a...

Deficit for Swedish central government in March 2020

Press release 7 April 2020 Central Government Borrowing, Government Debt

Swedish central government payments resulted in a deficit of SEK 42.1 billion in March. The Debt Office's forecast was a deficit of SEK 12.0 billion. The deviation is mainly due to the fact that foreign currency loans to the Riksbank were refinanced earlier than expected and loans to Swedish Export...