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Statistical Press Release – Public debt – August 2020

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

In August 2020 public debt stood at €267.1 billion (Chart 1), a €2.4 billion increase from the end of July. This was mainly driven by an increase in debt securities (€2.6 billion) (Chart 2).

General government deposits increased by €5.4 billion, with public debt net of deposits decreasing by €2.9 billion from the previous month, to a total of €242.6 billion.

Next update: 2 Nov. 2020