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Statistical Press Release – Public debt – April 2020

Today, Banco de Portugal publishes statistics, in Table A.15 of the Statistical Bulletin and in BPstat, on public debt for April 2020.

In April 2020 public debt stood at €262.1 billion (Chart 1), a €7.3 billion increase from the end of March. This was mainly driven by an increase in debt securities (€7.2 billion), namely through a syndicated issue of a Treasury bond by the Portuguese Republic (€5 billion).

General government deposits increased by €5.3 billion, with public debt net of deposits increasing by €1.9 billion from the previous month, to a total of €237.1 billion.

Next update: 1 Jul. 2020