Small changes in net borrowing requirement
February 19, 2014 - London
The Swedish National Debt Office expects a central government net borrowing requirement of SEK 67 billion for 2014. This is an increase of SEK 6 billion compared with the forecast from October. Next year the gradual improvement of the economy will reduce the net borrowing requirement to SEK 17 billion.
The revision for 2014 is mainly due to lower tax income. It is offset to some extent by lower interest payments on the central government debt.
- The improvement in the international economy will gradually have an effect on the Swedish economy and central government's net borrowing requirement, says Hans Lindblad, Director General of the Swedish National Debt Office.
The Debt Office expects Sweden's GDP to grow by 2.6 per cent in 2014 and 2.7 per cent in 2015, which is in line with the previous forecast.
|Net borrowing requirement and central government debt (SEK billion)|
Net borrowing requirement
|Central government debt||1 357||1 368|
|Central government debt, % of GDP||36 %||35 %|
|Central government debt incl. on-lending and money market assets, % of GDP||30 %||29 %|
Borrowing in government bonds will increase to SEK 77 billion as a result of one extra auction per year. The volume offered per auction is unchanged.
Borrowing in inflation-linked bonds will also increase in 2014. With two additional auctions the total volume will amount to SEK 17 billion. This brings forward the planned increase in the issue volume of inflation-linked bonds.
In contrast, borrowing in T-bills will be unchanged compared with the previous forecast.
|Borrowing (SEK billion)|
|Foreign currency bonds||69||70|
|of which to the Riksbank||43||44|
For more information, please contact:
Magdalena Belin, investor relations, +46 8 613 52 28
Unni Jerndal, press relations, +46 8 613 45 96
 The net borrowing requirement is equal to the budget balance with the opposite sign.
The issuer of this announcement warrants that they are solely responsible for the content, accuracy and originality of the information contained therein.
Source: Riksgälden via Globenewswire