19 Feb 2024 18:30

Federal Government Debt at the end of January 2024

Press release from the Belgian Debt Agency:


As of the end of January 2024, the federal government debt amounted to EUR 507.898 billion. Federal government debt thus increased by EUR 2.51 billion since the end of 2023.

In net terms (after deducting placements and securities held in portfolio), the federal government debt decreased by EUR 1.59 billion to EUR 485.786 billion.

The net balance to be financed amounted to EUR -1.585 billion in January.

For more details on the issuance and repayment of short-term and long-term debt in January 2024, please refer to the website www.debtagency.be.

The average maturity of the federal government debt increased by 0.12 year to 10.56 years in January, while the average interest rate of the debt instruments increased by 0.01% to 1.88%. The 12-month and 60-month refinancing risks amounted to 14.13% and 40.25% respectively.