13 Oct 2023 10:43

Federal Government Debt at the end of September 2023

Press release from the Belgian Debt Agency:


As of the end of September 2023, the federal government debt amounted to EUR 512.282 billion. Federal government debt thus increased by EUR 18.73 billion in September.

In net terms (after deducting placements and securities held in portfolio), the federal government debt increased by EUR 10.28 billion to EUR 481.38 billion. The Agency emphasizes that this significant increase results from the issuance of the 1-year State Notes that were included in the debt on September 4.

The net balance to be financed amounted to EUR 10.68 billion in September.

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

The average maturity of the federal government debt decreased by 0.19 year to 10.65 years in September, while the average interest rate of the debt instruments increased by 0.07% to 1.82%. The 12-month and 60-month refinancing risks amounted to 12.28% and 40.47% respectively.