Surplus for the state in August


The central government payments resulted in a surplus of eur to 39.1 billion in August. The Swedish national debt office’s forecast was a surplus of sek 16.6 billion. The difference is explained by on-lending to the Riksbank brought forward to July.

Tax revenue was sek 2 billion lower than forecast. At the same time, the central government’s expenditure is marginally higher than forecast.

The national debt office’s net lending to authorities m.fl. was was 24.0 billion lower than calculated. It depends on the loans to the Riksbank, which expired in August, was refinanced already in July. The lower net lending is, thus, only a redistribution between July and August.

Interest payments on central government debt were sek 1.2 billion lower than calculated.

For the twelve month period to August 2017 showed the state’s payments, a surplus of 52,1 billion.

The public debt amounted to 1 242 billion at the end of August.

The outcome for september will be published on 6 October, there is 09.30.


Tord Arvidsson, analyst, 08 613 47 53

Press contact, 08 613 47 01

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 August 2017

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Source: the Swedish national debt office via Globenewswire