News and Press Releases Central Government Borrowing

Sweden sees deficit and growing debt ahead

Press release 22 February 2024 Central Government Borrowing

After three consecutive years of a budget surplus for the central government, the Swedish National Debt Office expects a deficit for both this year and the next. That entails an increase in the central government debt, from a low level. Given the larger borrowing requirement, the Debt Office is...

Swedish central government debt continued to decrease in 2023

News 16 February 2024 Central Government Borrowing, Government Debt

Sweden’s central government finances remained unexpectedly strong in 2023, and the debt at year-end appears to have been the lowest since the mid-1960s. With a third consecutive budget surplus, the Debt Office’s borrowing for the year was solely for replacing maturing loans.

Terms for switch of inflation-linked bond 3109 for 3113

Press release 16 February 2024 Central Government Borrowing

The Swedish National Debt Office offers a switch auction in the 3109 inflation-linked bond maturing on 1 June 2025, aiming to decrease the outstanding volume before the time to maturity is shorter than one year. The switch auction will be held on 8 March.

Deficit for Swedish central government in January 2024

Press release 7 February 2024 Central Government Borrowing, Government Debt

Swedish central government payments resulted in a deficit of SEK 35.3 billion in January. This was in line with the National Debt Office’s forecast of SEK 34.9 billion.

Sweden raises USD 2 billion in two-year bond sale at 4.482%

Press release 23 January 2024 Central Government Borrowing

The Kingdom of Sweden has raised USD 2 billion (about SEK 21 billion) selling a two-year bond at a yield of 4.482 per cent. The bond sale is part of the Swedish National Debt Office’s communicated funding plan.

Terms for switches to new government bond SGB 1066

Press release 11 January 2024 Central Government Borrowing

The Swedish National Debt Office will at the end of January introduce a new government bond, SGB 1066, maturing on 11 May 2035. The Debt Office will sell SEK 3 billion in the first auction and then offer switches to the new bond for a total of SEK 10 billion.

Central government surplus of SEK 19 billion in 2023

Press release 9 January 2024 Central Government Borrowing, Government Debt

Swedish central government payments resulted in a surplus of SEK 19 billion in 2023. The Debt Office's forecast was a surplus of SEK 31 billion. The surplus being less than expected is primarily due to lower tax income than forecast.

Surplus for Swedish central government in November 2023

Press release 7 December 2023 Central Government Borrowing, Government Debt

Swedish central government payments resulted in a surplus of SEK 29 billion in November. The Debt Office's forecast was a surplus of SEK 36 billion. The surplus being less than expected is primarily due to lower tax revenues than forecast. The lower tax revenues were partly offset by net lending...

Clarification on inflation-linked bonds

News 24 November 2023 Central Government Borrowing

The role that inflation-linked bonds have in central government borrowing is a current issue in several countries, most recently Germany. Therefore, the Swedish National Debt Office would like to clarify our present position regarding the share of inflation-linked bonds in Sweden’s central...

Adopted guidelines for government debt management

News 9 November 2023 About the Debt Office, Central Government Borrowing, Government Debt

Today, the Government decided on guidelines for managing Sweden’s central government debt. The decision for 2024 is consistent with the Swedish National Debt Office’s proposal. This means that we will continue to phase out the foreign currency exposure and steer the inflation-linked share and the...

Deficit for Swedish central government in October 2023

Press release 7 November 2023 Central Government Borrowing, Government Debt

Swedish central government payments resulted in a deficit of SEK 0,7 billion in October. The Debt Office's forecast was a deficit of SEK 4 billion. The difference is mainly due to lower net lending.

Budget surplus becomes deficit in 2024

Press release 26 October 2023 Central Government Borrowing

Sweden’s central government budget balance has continued to develop more strongly than expected and is now approaching a surplus for this year too. But then two years of deficits will follow, according to the Swedish National Debt Office’s new forecast. The Debt Office is therefore proceeding with...

Debt Office provides supplementary analysis on foreign currency exposure

News 13 October 2023 Central Government Borrowing, Government Debt

The Swedish National Debt Office submitted a report today supplementing this year’s proposed guidelines for central government debt management. The Government requested supplementary analysis after the Riksbank presented its response to the proposed guidelines.

Deficit for Swedish central government in September 2023

Press release 6 October 2023 Central Government Borrowing, Government Debt

Swedish central government payments resulted in a deficit of SEK 6.3 billion in September. The Debt Office's forecast was a deficit of SEK 8 billion. The difference is mainly due to higher income from taxes and lower payments from government agencies than expected. These effects were counteracted...

Proposed debt management guidelines: Debt Office proposes unchanged steering of government debt for 2024

Press release 22 September 2023 Central Government Borrowing, Government Debt

The Swedish National Debt Office proposes that the Government keep the current target values for the composition and maturity of the central government debt in place during 2024. However, with a continued low debt, the guidelines for debt management may thereafter need to be adjusted.

Surplus for Swedish central government in August 2023

Press release 7 September 2023 Central Government Borrowing, Government Debt

Swedish central government payments resulted in a surplus of SEK 34.3 billion in August. The Debt Office's forecast was a surplus of SEK 2.3 billion. The difference is mainly due to lower payments of electricity price compensation to companies than anticipated.

Surplus for Swedish central government in July 2023

Press release 7 August 2023 Central Government Borrowing, Government Debt

Swedish central government payments resulted in a surplus of SEK 6.5 billion in July. The Debt Office's forecast was a minor surplus of SEK 0.1 billion. The difference is mainly due to higher tax income and lower payments from government agencies than expected. These effects were partly...

Deficit for Swedish central government in June 2023

Press release 7 July 2023 Central Government Borrowing, Government Debt

Swedish central government payments resulted in a deficit of SEK 34.3 billion in June. The Debt Office's forecast was a deficit of SEK 26.6 billion. The difference is mainly due to lower tax income and payments of electricity price compensation.

Surplus for Swedish central government in May 2023

Press release 8 June 2023 Central Government Borrowing, Government Debt

Swedish central government payments resulted in a surplus of SEK 39.1 billion in May. The Debt Office's forecast was a surplus of SEK 23.1 billion. The surplus being higher than expected is primarily due to higher tax income.

Sweden gradually increases bond supply

Press release 25 May 2023 Central Government Borrowing

Although the budget balance has so far developed more strongly this year than foreseen, the Debt Office still expects a budget deficit for the central government in 2023. Next year, expenditure will increase and the deficit will grow. To meet the greater deficit and upcoming redemptions, the Debt...