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Small deficit for Swedish central government in March 2024

Press release 8 April 2024 Central Government Borrowing, Government Debt

Swedish central government payments resulted in a deficit of SEK 0.3 billion in March. The Debt Office’s forecast was a deficit of SEK 11.1 billion. The difference is due to higher tax income and lower net lending than expected. That was partly offset by higher disbursements from government...

Surplus for Swedish central government in February 2024

Press release 7 March 2024 Central Government Borrowing, Government Debt

Swedish central government payments resulted in a surplus of SEK 74.3 billion in February. The Debt Office’s forecast was a surplus of SEK 52.2 billion. The difference is due to higher tax income.

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.

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.

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...

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.

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.

Surplus for Swedish central government in April 2023

Press release 8 May 2023 Central Government Borrowing, Government Debt

Swedish central government payments resulted in a surplus of SEK 12.7 billion in April. The Debt Office's forecast was a surplus of SEK 23.5 billion. The surplus being lower than expected is primarily due to lower tax income.

Deficit for Swedish central government in March 2023

Press release 11 April 2023 Central Government Borrowing, Government Debt

Swedish central government payments resulted in a deficit of SEK 12.9 billion in March. The Debt Office's forecast was a deficit of SEK 22.7 billion. The deficit being less than expected is primarily due to higher tax income than forecast. The higher tax income was partly offset by payments to...

Surplus for Swedish central government in February 2023

Press release 7 March 2023 Central Government Borrowing, Government Debt

Swedish central government payments resulted in a surplus of SEK 98.0 billion in February. The Debt Office's forecast was a surplus of SEK 58.7 billion. The difference is mainly due to higher tax income than estimated. At the same time, not the entire electricity price compensation to households...

How do market participants view the market for Swedish inflation-linked bonds?

News 23 February 2023 Central Government Borrowing, Government Debt

Today, the Swedish National Debt Office is launching a survey to learn more about market views on inflation-linked bonds. The survey questions are intended to help us gain a better understanding of how market participants view the recent developments and long-term demand.

Lower government debt but higher cost in 2022

News 21 February 2023 Central Government Borrowing, Government Debt

The highest inflation in three decades and rising market interest rates affected Sweden’s central government debt management in several ways during 2022. On one hand, the new situation contributed to higher tax income and a historically low debt. On the other hand, the cost of the debt increased.