Sweden generates another monthly surplus, says Debt Office

Swedish government payments resulted in a surplus of SEK2.8bn (€325m) in September, some SEK5.1bn higher than forecast by the country’s Debt Office (Riksgälden).

The difference is put down to lower than expected net lending to central governemnt agencies. At the same time deposits made at the Debt Office by agencies such as the Nuclear Waster Fund increased over the period.

Interest payments on central government debt were around SEK1bn lower than expected.Over the previous twelve months, overall central government payments resulted in a deficit of SEK21.8bn.

Total government debt stood at SEK1,078bn (€125.5bn) at the end of September.

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