External debt

02. September

Q2/2021

External debt totalled 2.497 b.kr. at the end of the quarter.

The classification of government-owned corporations has been revised to accord with the national accounts sector classification. This affects the table on external liabilities, as liabilities have been shifted from “other financial corporations” to “general government.” As a result, public sector debt increases by 4.2 b.kr., or 0.1% of GDP, based on the end-Q2/2021 value. In the time series Foreign Liabilities on the Central Bank’s Statistics pages, liabilities of government-owned corporations are itemised separately from the Treasury.


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