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Central government debt continued to decline in 2019

News 21 February 2020 Central Government Borrowing, Government Debt

Today, the Swedish National Debt Office is submitting its basis for evaluation of debt management in 2019 to the Government. The year was characterised by a continued decline in the debt, still lower interest rates, strained liquidity in the government bond market and an increased focus on...

Deficit for Swedish central government in January 2020

Press release 7 February 2020 Central Government Borrowing, Government Debt

Swedish central government payments resulted in a deficit of SEK 3.0 billion in January. The Debt Office's forecast was a deficit of SEK 2.3 billion. A lower primary balance than expected was offset by lower net lending to government agencies.

Central government surplus of SEK 112 billion in 2019

Press release 10 January 2020 Central Government Borrowing, Government Debt

Swedish central government payments, as well as the central government budget balance, resulted in a surplus of SEK 112 billion for 2019. The Debt Office's forecast from October was a surplus of SEK 113 billion.

Surplus for Swedish central government in November 2019

Press release 6 December 2019 Central Government Borrowing, Government Debt

Swedish central government payments resulted in a surplus of SEK 25.2 billion in November. The Debt Office's forecast was a surplus of SEK 16.9 billion. The difference was mainly due to higher tax income during the month than expected.

Debt Office leaves foreign currency exposure unchanged

News 3 December 2019 Central Government Borrowing, Government Debt

The Swedish National Debt Office, in accordance with the current guidelines for central government debt management, will stop buying foreign currency for the purposes of reducing the currency exposure of the debt.

Foreign currency exposure of the central government debt remains unchanged

News 14 November 2019 Central Government Borrowing, Government Debt

The Swedish Government issued a decision today on the guidelines for central government debt management. In accordance with the Swedish National Debt Office’s proposal, the foreign currency exposure of the debt is to be left unchanged and the term to maturity steered towards a combined target for...

Economic slowdown and increased borrowing from 2020

Press release 23 October 2019 Central Government Borrowing, Government Debt

The Swedish economy slows and the central government budget is expected to shift to a deficit starting next year. The deficit and large bond redemptions cause the central government borrowing requirement to increase. Therefore, starting in January 2020, the Debt Office will progressively increase...

Deficit for Swedish central government in September 2019

Press release 7 October 2019 Central Government Borrowing, Government Debt

Swedish central government payments resulted in a deficit of SEK 3.6 billion in September. The Debt Office's forecast was a surplus of SEK 5.0 billion. The difference was mainly due to lower tax income than expected.

Surplus for Swedish central government in august 2019

Press release 6 September 2019 Central Government Borrowing, Government Debt

Swedish central government payments resulted in a surplus of SEK 30.1 billion in August. The Debt Office's forecast was a surplus of SEK 25.7 billion. Higher tax income than expected was the primary reason for the deviation from the forecast.

Surplus for Swedish central government in July 2019

Press release 7 August 2019 Central Government Borrowing, Government Debt

Swedish central government payments resulted in a surplus of SEK 28.2 billion in July. The Debt Office's forecast was a surplus of SEK 34.6 billion. The surplus in July is largely due to the Riksbank, as planned, repaying loans in foreign currency corresponding to SEK 22.8 billion to the Debt...

Deficit for Swedish central government in June 2019

Press release 5 July 2019 Central Government Borrowing, Government Debt

Swedish central government payments resulted in a deficit of SEK 24.8 billion in June. The Debt Office's forecast was a deficit of SEK 25.5 billion. The result was therefore approximately in line with the forecast.

Large surplus in 2019 and lower deficit in 2020

Press release 18 June 2019 Central Government Borrowing, Government Debt

Despite increasingly slower growth in the Swedish economy, the central government budget continues to show a large surplus this year as a result of the Riksbank’s decision to pay back some of the loans taken to strengthen the foreign currency reserve. Next year, the Debt Office estimates a smaller...

Surplus for Swedish central government in May 2019

Press release 10 June 2019 Central Government Borrowing, Government Debt

Swedish central government payments resulted in a surplus of SEK 64.2 billion in May. The Debt Office's forecast was a surplus of SEK 40.2 billion. The difference is mainly due to the Riksbank repaying the foreign currency loans they previously borrowed from the Debt Office.

Deficit for Swedish central government in April 2019

Press release 8 May 2019 Central Government Borrowing, Government Debt

Swedish central government payments resulted in a deficit of SEK 2.6 billion in April. The Debt Office's forecast was a surplus of SEK 1.5 billion. The difference is mainly explained by lower income from tax than expected.  

Surplus for Swedish central government in March

Press release 5 April 2019 Central Government Borrowing, Government Debt

Swedish central government payments resulted in a surplus of SEK 12.0 billion in March. The Debt Office's forecast was a deficit of SEK 7.4 billion. The difference is mainly due to lower lending to the Riksbank.

Surplus for Swedish central government in February

Press release 7 March 2019 Central Government Borrowing, Government Debt

Swedish central government payments resulted in a surplus of SEK 41.1 billion in February. The Debt Office's forecast was a surplus of SEK 48.0 billion. The difference is mainly due to temporary higher lending to the Riksbank. At the same time, the primary balance was higher than calculated.

Swedish central government debt at lowest level in 40 years

News 21 February 2019 Central Government Borrowing, Government Debt

Today, the Swedish National Debt Office is submitting its basis for evaluation of central government debt management in 2018 to the Government. The year was characterised by a declining debt, continued low interest rates and a limited supply of government bonds. The Debt Office also took a position...

Surplus for Swedish central government in January

Press release 7 February 2019 Central Government Borrowing, Government Debt

Swedish central government payments resulted in a surplus of SEK 8.7 billion in January. The Debt Office's forecast was a surplus of SEK 8.3 billion. A higher primary balance than expected was offset by higher net lending to government agencies and higher interest payment on the central government...

Surplus for Swedish central government in 2018

Press release 9 January 2019 Central Government Borrowing, Government Debt

Swedish central government payments resulted in a surplus of SEK 80.0 billion in 2018. The Debt Office's forecast in October was a surplus of SEK 95.8 billion. The difference is mainly explained by lower tax income than calculated and higher net lending to government agencies than expected.

Surplus for Swedish central government in November

Press release 7 December 2018 Central Government Borrowing, Government Debt

Swedish central government payments resulted in a surplus of SEK 15.6 billion in November. The Debt Office’s forecast was a surplus of SEK 24.8 billion. The difference was mainly due to higher expenditure and higher net lending to government agencies than expected.