14 Oct 2021 12:18

Federal Government Debt at the end of September 2021

Press release from the Belgian Debt Agency

As of the end of September 2021, the federal government debt amounted to EUR 450.505 billion. This means that this debt decreased by EUR 6.171 billion compared to August 2021.

However, in net terms (after deducting placements and securities held in portfolio), the federal government debt increased by 4.350 billion euros in September, to EUR 438.104 billion.

The net balance to be financed for September 2021 amounted to EUR 4.354 billion.

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

The average maturity of the federal government debt decreased by 0.02 year to 10.20 years in September 2021, while the average interest rate of the debt instruments decreased significantly to 1.43% (August 2021: 1.56%). The 12-month and 60-month refinancing risks amounted to 13.22% and 38.91%, respectively.