10 Jan 2022 15:35

Federal Government Debt at the end of December 2021

Press release from the Belgian Debt Agency  

As of the end of December 2021, the federal government debt amounted to EUR 453.253 billion. This means that this debt increased by EUR 2.091 billion in December 2021.

In net terms (after deducting placements and securities held in portfolio), the federal government debt increased by 539 million euros in December, to EUR 440.312 billion.  

The net balance to be financed amounted to EUR 519.6 million in December 2021.

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

The average maturity of the federal government debt decreased by 0.08 year to 10.08 years in December 2021, while the average interest rate of the debt instruments slightly decreased to 1.43%. The 12-month and 60-month refinancing risks amounted to 14.19% and 39.16%, respectively.