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Statistical Press Release – General government financing – April 2019

Today, Banco de Portugal publishes statistics, in Table A.15 of the Statistical Bulletin and in BPstat, on general government financing for April 2019.

In the first four months of 2019, general government financing stood at €1.7 billion, lower than €1.8 billion in the corresponding period of 2018 (Chart 1).

Since the beginning of the year, general government has obtained financing abroad and from residents (except for banks) to the amount of €4.3 billion and €0.7 billion respectively (Chart 2). Conversely, financing obtained by general government from resident banks amounted to -€3.3 billion.

Financing through securities amounted to €7.4 billion, which more than offset financing through loans net of deposits to the amount of  -€5.7 billion.

Next update: 18 Jul. 2019