The central government payments resulted in a surplus of 15.7 billion in July. The Swedish national debt office’s forecast was a surplus of 13.3 billion kroner.
The central government primary balance was amounting to sek 4.7 billion higher than forecast. The tax income was approximately sek 1 billion higher than calculated. In addition was the expenditure for a number of different authorities lower than forecast.
The national debt office’s net lending to authorities m.fl. was 2.4 billion higher than estimated. This is explained by lower deposits from, inter alia, the pension Authority.
Interest payments on central government debt were sek 0.2 billion lower than forecast.
For the twelve month period to July 2018, showed the state’s payments into a surplus of eur 109.6 billion. The public debt amounted to 1 196 billion at the end of July. This corresponds to 2.3 and 25.3% as a percentage of BNP5.
The outcome for August will be published on 7 september, there is 09.30.
Tord Arvidsson, analyst, 08 613 47 53
Robert Sennerdal, press secretary, 08 613 46 94
Statistics on nettolånebehovet, government borrowing and the national debt:
The monthly outcome of central government nettolånebehov included in Sweden’s official statistics.
Sweden’s central government debt July 2018
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Source: the Swedish national debt office via Globenewswire