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Revisions in public finance statistics

Banco de Portugal presents today in the BPstat – Statistics online and in the annexed tables to this statistical press release, revised series for the Public Finance Statistics (Chapter E.3 Net lending / net borrowing and debt of General Government) for the period 1995-2009. This revision occurs within the framework of the new Portuguese National Accounts’ benchmark year update to 2006, recently published.

In the annex, it is additionally included the quarterly figures for net lending / net borrowing and debt of General Government.

This information will be incorporated in the national financial accounts by institutional sector’s data which will be released in the Banco de Portugal Statistical Bulletin of July 2010, scheduled for publication by 21 July 2010.

Lisbon July 1, 2010