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Statistical Press Release – Public debt – December 2020

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

At the end of 2020, public debt stood at €270.4 billion (Chart 1), a €20.4 billion increase from 2019.

This increase was driven by a rise in debt securities (€17.6 billion), liabilities in loans (€1.7 billion) and deposit liabilities (€1.1 billion), mainly in Treasury certificates. (Chart 2).

General government deposits stood at €23.9 billion, a €9.4 billion increase from 2019, with public debt net of deposits increasing by €11.0 billion from the previous year, to a total of €246.5 billion.

Next update: 1 Mar. 2021