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Statistical Press Release – Non-financial sector indebtedness – August 2019

Today, Banco de Portugal publishes statistics, in Table A.20 of the Statistical Bulletin and in BPstat, on non-financial sector indebtedness for August 2019. Published statistics include revisions since 2007, in the framework of the national accounts benchmark revision, according to the Statistical Press Release of 21 August 2019.

In August 2019 non-financial sector indebtedness stood at €724.0 billion, of which €319.8 billion referred to the public sector and €404.2 billion to the private sector. 

Compared to July 2019, non-financial sector indebtedness rose by €0.4 billion, due to an increase in public sector indebtedness (Chart 1), given that private sector indebtedness remained unchanged.  

The increase in public sector indebtedness mostly stemmed from an increment in external financing, partly offset by a decline in financing from general government, corporations and the financial sector (Chart 2). 

In the private sector, there was a reduction in corporate indebtedness to the financial sector (€0.2 billion), which was offset by an increase in private individuals’ indebtedness to the financial sector (€0.2 billion).

Next update: 21 Nov. 2019