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Statistical Press Release – General government financing – March 2019

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

In the first three months of 2019, general government financing stood at  -€0.8 billion, lower than €0.1 billion in the corresponding period in 2018 (Chart 1).

Since the beginning of the year, general government has obtained financing abroad to the amount of €3.9 billion (Chart 2). Conversely, financing obtained by general government from resident banks amounted to -€4.8 billion. 

Financing through loans net of deposits amounted to -€5.8 billion, which offset financing through securities to the amount of €4.9 billion.

Next update: 26 Jun. 2019