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Statistical Press Release – Public debt – July 2020

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

In July 2020 public debt stood at €264.7 billion (Chart 1), a €4.9 billion increase from the end of June. This was mainly driven by an increase in debt securities (€4.6 billion) (Chart 2), namely through a syndicated issue of a Treasury bond by the Portuguese Republic (€4 billion).

General government deposits increased by €2.4 billion, with public debt net of deposits increasing by €2.5 billion from the previous month, to a total of €245.4 billion.

Next update: 1 Oct. 2020