15 Mar 2021 12:24

Federal Government Debt at the end February 2021

Press release from the Belgian Debt Agency

At the end of February 2021, the Federal Government Debt amounted to EUR 436.525 billion. The federal government debt thus increased by 8.266 billion euros compared to January 2021.

In net terms (after deduction of the placements and the securities held in portfolio), the federal government debt amounted to EUR 423.678 billion, which represents an increase of EUR 3.754 billion compared to January 2021.

The net financing requirements for February 2021 were 3.864 billion euros.

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

The average life of the federal government debt increased by 0.56 year to 10.31 years in February 2021, while the average interest rate of the debt instruments fell by 0.02% to 1.63%. The refinancing risks at 12 and 60 months were 12.30% and 37.03% respectively.