11 Feb 2022 11:38

Federal Government Debt at the end of January 2022

Press release from the Belgian Debt Agency 

As of the end of January 2022, the federal government debt amounted to EUR 454.993 billion. This debt has thus increased by 1.739 billion euros over the past month.

In net terms (after deducting placements and securities held in portfolio), the federal government debt however fell by 1.355  billion euros to EUR 438.957 billion. 

The net balance to be financed amounted to EUR -1.320 billion in January.

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

The average maturity of the federal government debt increased by 0.07 year to 10.15 years in January 2022, while the average interest rate of the debt instruments remained stable at 1.43%. The 12-month and 60-month refinancing risks amounted to 14.54% and 38.83% respectively.