11 Nov 2022 15:40

Federal Government Debt at the end of October 2022

Press release from the Belgian Debt Agency

At the end of October 2022, the federal government debt amounted to 467.334 billion euros. This debt thus decreased by 1.27 billion euros compared to September.

In net terms (after deducting placements and securities held in portfolio), the federal government debt also decreased (-1.06 billion euros) to EUR 455.126 billion. 

The net balance to be financed amounted to EUR 1.062 billion in October 2022 (in favor of the Treasury).

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

The average maturity of the federal government debt increased by 0.07 year to 10.52 years in October 2022 and the average interest rate on debt instruments increased by 0.02%, to 1.36%. The refinancing risks at 12 and 60 months amounted to 12.79% and 36.43%, respectively.