12 Jul 2021 16:12

Federal Government Debt at the end of June 2021

Press release from the Belgian Debt Agency:

As of the end of June 2021, the federal government debt amounted to EUR 451.183 billion. This means that this debt increased by EUR 9.235 billion compared to May 2021. The federal government debt at the end of May was 441.948 billion euros and not 441.937 billion euros as reported last month: due to an IT problem, the short-term debt was indeed underestimated by 10.545 million euros. The attached evolution of the federal government debt in June 2021 is based on the correct figure for the month of May.

In net terms (after deducting placements and securities held in portfolio), the federal government debt increased by 4.680 billion euros in June, to 431.902 billion euros.

The net balance to be financed in June 2021 was EUR 4.713 billion.

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

The average duration of the federal government debt increased by 0.10 years to 10.28 years in June 2021, while the average interest rate of the debt instruments decreased to 1.58%. The 12-month and 60-month refinancing risks amounted to 13.03% and 37.58%, respectively.