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Statistical Press Release - Public debt - December 2018

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