Press Releases

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.

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.

Mårten Bjellerup is Debt Office’s new Chief Economist

Press release 23 October 2020 About the Debt Office

The Swedish National Debt Office has appointed Mårten Bjellerup as the new Chief Economist and Head of Economic Analysis, effective immediately.

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...

Government guarantee programme for companies is extended to 31 December 2020

Press release 24 September 2020 Guarantees and Lending, Covid-19

The Swedish Government has decided to extend the government guarantee programme for companies. The programme is a credit guarantee scheme that was introduced to mitigate the damage to the economy from the coronavirus crisis.

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.

Norwegian Air Sweden AB has application for credit guarantee denied

Press release 18 August 2020 Guarantees and Lending, Covid-19

The Swedish National Debt Office has decided to reject the application by airline company Norwegian Air Sweden AB for a state credit guarantee under the guarantee programme for airlines.

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.

Debt Office extends eligibility period for government guarantee programme for companies

Press release 4 June 2020 Guarantees and Lending, Covid-19

The Swedish National Debt office is providing loan guarantees for companies that have been impacted financially by the coronavirus crisis. The Debt Office assesses there to be a continued need for the guarantee programme and is therefore extending the period for being eligible to receive a...

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...

Sweden provides guarantee for SAS AB

Press release 5 May 2020 Guarantees and Lending, Covid-19

The Swedish National Debt Office has now issued a credit guarantee of SEK 1.5 billion to SAS AB. The guarantee is a joint action in which the Danish state undertakes an equal guarantee commitment.

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...

Government guarantee programme for companies now accepting applications

Press release 3 April 2020 Financial stability, Guarantees and Lending, Covid-19

To mitigate the economic impact of the coronavirus pandemic, the Government has set up a programme for emergency economic relief that involves state guarantees for loans to companies affected by the virus outbreak. Banks now have the opportunity to participate in the guarantee programme.

The Debt Office prepares guarantee programme for Swedish companies

Press release 27 March 2020 Financial stability, Guarantees and Lending, Covid-19

The Government is authorising the Swedish National Debt Office to establish state credit guarantees for companies in Sweden that have been financially impacted by the coronavirus.

Sweden raises USD 2 billion at 0.753 % in two-year bond sale

Press release 24 March 2020 Central Government Borrowing

Kingdom of Sweden today raised USD 2 billion (approximately SEK 20.5 billion) at a yield of 0.753 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 receives mandate to prepare credit guarantee programme for Swedish airlines

Press release 17 March 2020 Financial stability, Guarantees and Lending, Covid-19

The Swedish National Debt Office has been tasked by the Government to take preparatory actions for issuing state credit guarantees for Swedish airlines. The guarantee programme is a measure for mitigating the economic impact of the new coronavirus.

Debt Office is well-prepared for financing crisis package

Press release 16 March 2020 Central Government Borrowing, Covid-19

The Swedish National Debt Office is well-prepared to meet the increased borrowing requirement resulting from the Government’s crisis package to mitigate the economic impact of the virus outbreak. The crisis package is funded initially by the Debt Office increasing short-term borrowing.

Surplus for Swedish central government in February 2020

Press release 6 March 2020 Central Government Borrowing, Government Debt

Swedish central government payments resulted in a surplus of SEK 58.9 billion in February. The Debt Office's forecast was a surplus of SEK 45.5 billion. Higher tax revenues than expected was the main reason behind the deviation between the forecast and outcome.

Terms for switches to new government bond SGB 1062

Press release 21 February 2020 Central Government Borrowing

The Swedish National Debt Office introduces a new ten-year government bond, SGB 1062, in March 2020. The Debt Office will issue SEK 2 billion in an initial auction and then offer switches to SGB 1062 for a total of SEK 4 billion.