12 Apr 2022 15:35

Federal Government Debt at the end of March 2022

Press release from the Belgian Debt Agency

As of the end of March 2022, the federal government debt amounted to EUR 462.355 billion. This debt has thus decreased by 1.06 billion euros in March.

In net terms (after deducting placements and securities held in portfolio), the federal government debt however increased by 8.32  billion euros to EUR 451.295 billion.  

The net balance to be financed amounted to EUR 8.280 billion in March 2022.

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

The average maturity of the federal government debt decreased by 0.19 year to 10.15 years in March 2022, while the average interest rate of the debt instruments fell significantly to reach 1.29%. The 12-month and 60-month refinancing risks amounted to 14.51% and 38.00% respectively.