14 Jun 2023 14:38

Federal Government Debt at the end of May 2023

Press release from the Belgian Debt Agency:


As of the end of May 2023, the federal government debt amounted to EUR 493.208 billion. This debt has thus decreased by 636 million euros compared to April.

In net terms (after deducting placements and securities held in portfolio), the federal government debt increased by 4.22 billion euros in May, to EUR 474.602 billion. 

The net balance to be financed amounted to EUR 4.39 billion in May (to the detriment of the Treasury).

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

The average maturity of the federal government debt increased by 0.01 year to 10.55 years in May 2023, while the average interest rate of the debt instruments increased by 0.03% to 1.66%. The 12-month and 60-month refinancing risks amounted to 12.63% and 38.16% respectively.