11 Jan 2023 15:46

Federal Government Debt at the end of December 2022

Press release from the Belgian Debt Agency:


As of the end of December 2022, the federal government debt amounted to EUR 470.612 billion. This means that this debt increased by EUR 130.4 million compared to November.

In net terms (after deducting placements and securities held in portfolio), the federal government debt increased by 639.3 million euros, to 460.323 billion euros.

The net balance to be financed in December was EUR 503.1 million (to the detriment of the Treasury).

For more details on the issuance and repayment of short-term and long-term debt in December 2022, please refer to the website www.debtagency.be.

The average duration of the federal government debt decreased by 0.3 years to 10.32 years in December 2022, while the average interest rate of the debt instruments increased by 0.02% to 1.43%. The 12-month and 60-month refinancing risks amounted to 13.22% and 36.89%, respectively.