Statistical Press Release – General government financing - December 2018
In 2018 general government financing stood at €3.3 billion, lower than the €4.9 billion in 2017 (Chart 1).
Financing obtained by the general government from banks and other residents stood at €6.9 billion and €1.2 billion respectively. Conversely, in 2018 financing obtained by the general government abroad amounted to €-4.8 billion, mainly reflecting the early repayment of loans granted by the International Monetary Fund to the amount of €5.5 billion (Chart 2).
Financing through securities amounted to €6.8 billion, which more than offset the €3.5 billion reduction in financing through loans net of deposits.
Next update: 21 Mar. 2019