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Statistical Press Release – General government financing – August 2020

Today, on the World Statistics Day, Banco de Portugal publishes statistics, in Table A.15 of the Statistical Bulletin and in BPstat, on general government financing for August 2020.

Between January and August 2020, general government financing stood at €7.6 billion, compared to €0.3 billion million in the corresponding period in 2019 (Chart 1).

Since the beginning of the year, financing obtained by the general government from resident banks and from abroad amounted to €4.5 billion and €4.0 billion, respectively. Conversely, financing obtained by the general government from other residents stood at €-0.9 billion (Chart 2).  

Financing through securities amounted to €18.6 billion, offset by the €-11.0 billion reduction in loans net of deposits.

Next update: 19 Nov. 2020