12 May 2023 08:04

Federal Government Debt at the end of April 2023

Press release from the Belgian Debt Agency:


As of the end of April 2023, the federal government debt amounted to EUR 493.842 billion. This means that this debt increased by EUR 897 million compared to March.

In net terms (after deducting placements and securities held in portfolio), the federal government debt decreased by EUR 5.33 billion in April, to EUR 470.372 billion.

The net balance to be financed in April was EUR -5.29 billion (in favor of the Treasury).

For more details on the issuance and repayment of short-term and long-term debt in April 2023, please refer to the website www.debtagency.be.

The average duration of the federal government debt increased by 0.17 years to 10.54 years in April 2023, while the average interest rate of the debt instruments increased by 0.01% to 1.63%. The 12-month and 60-month refinancing risks amounted to 13.12% and 37.96%, respectively.