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09 Sep 2021 15:58

Federal Government Debt at the end of August 2021

Press release from the Belgian Debt Agency 

As of the end of August 2021, the federal government debt amounted to EUR 456.676 billion. This means that this debt increased by EUR 3.851 billion compared to July 2021.

In net terms (after deducting placements and securities held in portfolio), the federal government debt increased by 3.778 billion euros in August, to EUR 433.753 billion.

The net balance to be financed for August 2021 amounted to EUR 3.777 billion.

For more details on the issuance and repayment of short-term and long-term debt in August 2021, please refer to the website www.debtagency.be.

The average maturity of the federal government debt decreased by 0.16 year to 10.22 years in August 2021, while the average interest rate of the debt instruments decreased to 1.56%. The 12-month and 60-month refinancing risks amounted to 12.99% and 38.67%, respectively.