Statistical Press Release - Public debt - December 2018
At the end of 2018, public debt stood at €244.9 billion (Chart 1), a €2.1 billion increase from 2017 driven by an increase in debt securities (€7.2 billion) and Treasury certificates (€1.4 billion). These changes were partly offset by the early repayment of the remaining €5.5 billion of loans granted by the International Monetary Fund under the Economic and Financial Assistance Programme (Chart 2).
General government deposits fell by €3.2 billion in 2018, with public debt net of deposits increasing by €5.3 billion from the previous year, to a total of €228.3 billion.
Next update: 1 Mar. 2019