14 Mar 2023 12:53

Federal Government Debt at the end of February 2023

Press release from the Belgian Debt Agency:


As of the end of February 2023, the federal government debt amounted to EUR 481.210 billion. This means that this debt increased by EUR 6.85 billion compared to January.

In net terms (after deducting placements and securities held in portfolio), the federal government debt increased by EUR 7.37 billion, to EUR 468.612 billion.

The net balance to be financed in February was EUR 7.37 billion (to the detriment of the Treasury).

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

The average duration of the federal government debt increased by 0.13 years to 10.52 years in February 2023, while the average interest rate of the debt instruments increased by 0.02% to 1.54%. The 12-month and 60-month refinancing risks amounted to 13.29% and 36.82%, respectively. Both risks remained virtually unchanged from January values.