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

Today, Banco de Portugal publishes statistics, in Table A.20 of the Statistical Bulletin and in BPstat, on non-financial sector indebtedness for February 2019. Published data incorporate revisions since January 2017, in line with Banco de Portugal’s statistics revision policy.

In February 2019 non-financial sector indebtedness stood at €723.0 billion, of which €322.4 billion referred to the public sector and €400.6 billion to the private sector. 

Compared to January 2019, non-financial sector indebtedness went up by €1.7 billion. This was due to an increase of €0.9 billion in public sector indebtedness and €0.8 billion in private sector indebtedness (Chart 1).

The increase in public sector indebtedness was chiefly due to a rise in financing from abroad of €1.1 billion, which was partly offset by a decrease in financing granted by corporations and the general government (Chart 2). 

In the private sector, there was, essentially, an increase in corporate indebtedness vis-à-vis non-residents and the financial sector of €0.6 billion and €0.2 billion respectively.

Next update: 22 May 2019