Press Releases

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.

Deficit in central government budget as economy slows

Press release 18 February 2020 Central Government Borrowing

The slowdown in the economy is becoming increasingly evident, and withdrawals of capital investments from tax accounts weigh on the budget balance. Altogether, the central government budget shifts to a deficit this year. The Debt Office’s plan to increase bond borrowing remains unchanged.

Terms for switches to inflation-linked bond SGB IL 3114

Press release 13 February 2020 Central Government Borrowing

The Swedish National Debt Office will offer switches to government bond SGB IL 3114 from SGB IL 3104 and SGB IL 3109 during the period 20 March–24 March. The total volume offered of SGB IL 3114 is SEK 5 billion.

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.

Annual decisions taken on planning for crisis management of Swedish banks

Press release 18 December 2019 Financial stability

Nine Swedish institutions currently conduct operations that are critical to the financial system. This has been established by the Swedish National Debt Office in its annual decisions on plans for managing Swedish banks and other institutions in crisis.

Terms for switches to inflation-linked bond SGB IL 3114

Press release 12 December 2019 Central Government Borrowing

The Swedish National Debt Office introduces a new inflation-linked bond – SGB IL 3114 X% 1 Jun 30 – in February 2020. The auction details and the coupon will be published on Thursday 30 January 2020 at 16.20.

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.

Surplus for Swedish central government in October 2019

Press release 7 November 2019 Report – Central Government Borrowing

Swedish central government payments resulted in a surplus of SEK 31.9 billion in October. The Debt Office's forecast was a surplus of SEK 30.2 billion. The difference was mainly due to the Debt Office’s net lending being lower than expected.

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...

Terms for switches in inflation-linked bond SGB IL 3102

Press release 18 October 2019 Central Government Borrowing

The Swedish National Debt Office offers switch auctions in inflation-linked bond SGB IL 3102 with the aim of decreasing the outstanding volume to around SEK 25 billion before the bond’s time to maturity is shorter than one year. The switch auctions will be held on 15, 18 and 19 of November.

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.

Swedish National Debt Office proposes review of foreign currency exposure of central government debt

Press release 16 September 2019 Central Government Borrowing

Conditions for managing the central government debt have in recent years been characterised by a continued low level of debt, strained liquidity in the government securities market and an increased focus on sustainability. This is evident in the Debt Office’s proposed guidelines for central...

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.

Terms for switches in inflation-linked bond SGB IL 3102

Press release 23 August 2019 Central Government Borrowing

The Swedish National Debt Office offers switch auctions in inflation-linked bond SGB IL 3102 with the aim of decreasing the outstanding volume to around SEK 25 billion before the bond’s time to maturity is shorter than one year. The switch auctions will be held on 20, 23 and 24 September.

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...

Sweden to issue green bonds by 2020

Press release 18 July 2019 Central Government Borrowing

The Swedish National Debt Office was tasked today by the Government with carrying out an issue of green bonds in 2020 at the latest. The first step will be to set up a framework for the green bonds, which will fund budget expenditure on sustainable investments and projects.

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.

Terms for switches in inflation-linked bond SGB IL 3102

Press release 15 March 2019 Central Government Borrowing

The Swedish National Debt Office offers switch auctions in inflation-linked bond SGB IL 3102 with the aim of decreasing the outstanding volume to around SEK 25 billion before the bond’s time to maturity is shorter than one year. The switch auctions will be held on 5 and 8 April.

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.

Kingdom of Sweden issues 3-year dollar benchmark

Press release 21 February 2019 Central Government Borrowing

Kingdom of Sweden issues USD 2.0 billion (approximately SEK 19 billion) in a new three-year bond at a yield of 2.587 per cent. The proceeds will be used to refinance maturing on-lending to the Riksbank.