Statistical Press Release – General government financing – August 2019
Today, Banco de Portugal publishes statistics, in Table A.15 of the Statistical Bulletin and in BPstat, on general government financing for August 2019.
Published statistics include revisions since 2000, in the framework of the national accounts benchmark revision, according to the Statistical Press Release of 21 August 2019.
In the first eight months of 2019, general government financing stood at €0.3 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 to the amount of €2.0 billion. Conversely, financing obtained by the general government from resident banks amounted to -€1.9 billion (Chart 2).
Financing through securities amounted to €2.4 billion, which more than offset financing through loans net of deposits (-€2.1 billion).
Next update: 21 Nov. 2019