Government debt; debt instruments, counterpart sector, valuation, sectors

Government debt; debt instruments, counterpart sector, valuation, sectors

Institutional sectors Debt instruments Counterpart sectors Face value and market value Periods Total government debt (million euros)
General government Government debt (EMU) Total all sectors Face value 2021 2nd quarter* 447,123
General government Government debt (EMU) Total all sectors Market value 2021 2nd quarter* 506,109
General government Government debt (EMU) Total domestic sectors Face value 2021 2nd quarter* 282,768
General government Government debt (EMU) Total domestic sectors Market value 2021 2nd quarter* 318,525
General government Government debt (EMU) The non-financial corporations sector Face value 2021 2nd quarter* 8,686
General government Government debt (EMU) The non-financial corporations sector Market value 2021 2nd quarter* 8,913
General government Government debt (EMU) Monetary financial institutions Face value 2021 2nd quarter* 188,679
General government Government debt (EMU) Monetary financial institutions Market value 2021 2nd quarter* 210,758
General government Government debt (EMU) Other financial institutions Face value 2021 2nd quarter* 6,561
General government Government debt (EMU) Other financial institutions Market value 2021 2nd quarter* 7,538
General government Government debt (EMU) Insurance corporations and pension funds Face value 2021 2nd quarter* 78,077
General government Government debt (EMU) Insurance corporations and pension funds Market value 2021 2nd quarter* 90,453
General government Government debt (EMU) General government Face value 2021 2nd quarter*
General government Government debt (EMU) General government Market value 2021 2nd quarter*
General government Government debt (EMU) Households including NPISHs Face value 2021 2nd quarter* 765
General government Government debt (EMU) Households including NPISHs Market value 2021 2nd quarter* 863
General government Government debt (EMU) Rest of the world Face value 2021 2nd quarter* 164,355
General government Government debt (EMU) Rest of the world Market value 2021 2nd quarter* 187,584
General government AF22 Transferable deposits Total all sectors Face value 2021 2nd quarter* 1,180
General government AF22 Transferable deposits Total all sectors Market value 2021 2nd quarter* 1,180
General government AF22 Transferable deposits Total domestic sectors Face value 2021 2nd quarter* 432
General government AF22 Transferable deposits Total domestic sectors Market value 2021 2nd quarter* 432
General government AF22 Transferable deposits The non-financial corporations sector Face value 2021 2nd quarter* 307
General government AF22 Transferable deposits The non-financial corporations sector Market value 2021 2nd quarter* 307
General government AF22 Transferable deposits Monetary financial institutions Face value 2021 2nd quarter* 0
General government AF22 Transferable deposits Monetary financial institutions Market value 2021 2nd quarter* 0
General government AF22 Transferable deposits Other financial institutions Face value 2021 2nd quarter* 1
General government AF22 Transferable deposits Other financial institutions Market value 2021 2nd quarter* 1
General government AF22 Transferable deposits Insurance corporations and pension funds Face value 2021 2nd quarter* 67
General government AF22 Transferable deposits Insurance corporations and pension funds Market value 2021 2nd quarter* 67
General government AF22 Transferable deposits General government Face value 2021 2nd quarter*
General government AF22 Transferable deposits General government Market value 2021 2nd quarter*
General government AF22 Transferable deposits Households including NPISHs Face value 2021 2nd quarter* 57
General government AF22 Transferable deposits Households including NPISHs Market value 2021 2nd quarter* 57
General government AF22 Transferable deposits Rest of the world Face value 2021 2nd quarter* 748
General government AF22 Transferable deposits Rest of the world Market value 2021 2nd quarter* 748
General government AF29 Other deposits Total all sectors Face value 2021 2nd quarter* 520
General government AF29 Other deposits Total all sectors Market value 2021 2nd quarter* 520
General government AF29 Other deposits Total domestic sectors Face value 2021 2nd quarter* 520
General government AF29 Other deposits Total domestic sectors Market value 2021 2nd quarter* 520
General government AF29 Other deposits The non-financial corporations sector Face value 2021 2nd quarter* 0
General government AF29 Other deposits The non-financial corporations sector Market value 2021 2nd quarter* 0
General government AF29 Other deposits Monetary financial institutions Face value 2021 2nd quarter* 520
General government AF29 Other deposits Monetary financial institutions Market value 2021 2nd quarter* 520
General government AF29 Other deposits Other financial institutions Face value 2021 2nd quarter* 0
General government AF29 Other deposits Other financial institutions Market value 2021 2nd quarter* 0
General government AF29 Other deposits Insurance corporations and pension funds Face value 2021 2nd quarter* 0
General government AF29 Other deposits Insurance corporations and pension funds Market value 2021 2nd quarter* 0
General government AF29 Other deposits General government Face value 2021 2nd quarter*
General government AF29 Other deposits General government Market value 2021 2nd quarter*
General government AF29 Other deposits Households including NPISHs Face value 2021 2nd quarter* 0
General government AF29 Other deposits Households including NPISHs Market value 2021 2nd quarter* 0
General government AF29 Other deposits Rest of the world Face value 2021 2nd quarter* 0
General government AF29 Other deposits Rest of the world Market value 2021 2nd quarter* 0
General government AF31 Short-term debt securities Total all sectors Face value 2021 2nd quarter* 31,096
General government AF31 Short-term debt securities Total all sectors Market value 2021 2nd quarter* 31,132
General government AF31 Short-term debt securities Total domestic sectors Face value 2021 2nd quarter* 13,728
General government AF31 Short-term debt securities Total domestic sectors Market value 2021 2nd quarter* 13,743
General government AF31 Short-term debt securities The non-financial corporations sector Face value 2021 2nd quarter* 0
General government AF31 Short-term debt securities The non-financial corporations sector Market value 2021 2nd quarter* 0
General government AF31 Short-term debt securities Monetary financial institutions Face value 2021 2nd quarter* 8,510
General government AF31 Short-term debt securities Monetary financial institutions Market value 2021 2nd quarter* 8,519
General government AF31 Short-term debt securities Other financial institutions Face value 2021 2nd quarter* 268
General government AF31 Short-term debt securities Other financial institutions Market value 2021 2nd quarter* 268
General government AF31 Short-term debt securities Insurance corporations and pension funds Face value 2021 2nd quarter* 4,925
General government AF31 Short-term debt securities Insurance corporations and pension funds Market value 2021 2nd quarter* 4,931
General government AF31 Short-term debt securities General government Face value 2021 2nd quarter*
General government AF31 Short-term debt securities General government Market value 2021 2nd quarter*
General government AF31 Short-term debt securities Households including NPISHs Face value 2021 2nd quarter* 25
General government AF31 Short-term debt securities Households including NPISHs Market value 2021 2nd quarter* 25
General government AF31 Short-term debt securities Rest of the world Face value 2021 2nd quarter* 17,368
General government AF31 Short-term debt securities Rest of the world Market value 2021 2nd quarter* 17,389
General government AF32 Long-term debt securities Total all sectors Face value 2021 2nd quarter* 339,134
General government AF32 Long-term debt securities Total all sectors Market value 2021 2nd quarter* 396,831
General government AF32 Long-term debt securities Total domestic sectors Face value 2021 2nd quarter* 207,968
General government AF32 Long-term debt securities Total domestic sectors Market value 2021 2nd quarter* 243,292
General government AF32 Long-term debt securities The non-financial corporations sector Face value 2021 2nd quarter* 1,324
General government AF32 Long-term debt securities The non-financial corporations sector Market value 2021 2nd quarter* 1,551
General government AF32 Long-term debt securities Monetary financial institutions Face value 2021 2nd quarter* 128,208
General government AF32 Long-term debt securities Monetary financial institutions Market value 2021 2nd quarter* 149,869
General government AF32 Long-term debt securities Other financial institutions Face value 2021 2nd quarter* 5,699
General government AF32 Long-term debt securities Other financial institutions Market value 2021 2nd quarter* 6,676
General government AF32 Long-term debt securities Insurance corporations and pension funds Face value 2021 2nd quarter* 72,163
General government AF32 Long-term debt securities Insurance corporations and pension funds Market value 2021 2nd quarter* 84,524
General government AF32 Long-term debt securities General government Face value 2021 2nd quarter*
General government AF32 Long-term debt securities General government Market value 2021 2nd quarter*
General government AF32 Long-term debt securities Households including NPISHs Face value 2021 2nd quarter* 574
General government AF32 Long-term debt securities Households including NPISHs Market value 2021 2nd quarter* 672
General government AF32 Long-term debt securities Rest of the world Face value 2021 2nd quarter* 131,166
General government AF32 Long-term debt securities Rest of the world Market value 2021 2nd quarter* 153,539
General government AF41 Short-term loans Total all sectors Face value 2021 2nd quarter* 9,442
General government AF41 Short-term loans Total all sectors Market value 2021 2nd quarter* 9,481
General government AF41 Short-term loans Total domestic sectors Face value 2021 2nd quarter* 6,145
General government AF41 Short-term loans Total domestic sectors Market value 2021 2nd quarter* 6,186
General government AF41 Short-term loans The non-financial corporations sector Face value 2021 2nd quarter* 0
General government AF41 Short-term loans The non-financial corporations sector Market value 2021 2nd quarter* 0
General government AF41 Short-term loans Monetary financial institutions Face value 2021 2nd quarter* 5,487
General government AF41 Short-term loans Monetary financial institutions Market value 2021 2nd quarter* 5,528
General government AF41 Short-term loans Other financial institutions Face value 2021 2nd quarter* 295
General government AF41 Short-term loans Other financial institutions Market value 2021 2nd quarter* 295
Source: CBS.
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Table description


This table contains information on general government debt.
Debt is broken down into debt instruments and counterpart sectors (debt holders). Government debt is presented at face value (redemption value of debt) as well as market value (value at which debt can be traded). General government debt according to the Maastricht-definitions relevant in the Stability and Growth Pact is valued at face value, whereas the market value is applied in national accounts.
Government debt denominated in euros as well as debt denominated in foreign currency are separately disclosed. Foreign currency debt is valued at prevailing currency exchange rate.
The figures are consolidated which means that flows between units that belong to the same sector of general government are eliminated. As a result, the debt of subsectors do not add up to total debt of general government. For example, debt of the State to social security funds is part of debt of the State. However, it is not included in the consolidated debt of general government, because it is debt of general government to general government.
The terms and definitions used are in accordance with the framework of the national accounts. National accounts are based on the international definitions of the European System of Accounts (ESA 2010). Small temporary differences in this table with publications of the Dutch national accounts may occur due to the fact that the Dutch government finance statistics are sometimes more up to date.

Data available from:
Yearly figures from 1995, quarterly figures from 1999.

Status of the figures:
The figures for the period 1995-2019 are final. The figures for 2020 and 2021 are provisional.

Changes as of 23 September 2021:
Figures for the second quarter of 2021 are available.

When will new figures be published?
Provisional quarterly figures are published three months after the end of the quarter. In September the figures on the first quarter may be revised, in December the figures on the second quarter may be revised and in March the first three quarters may be revised. Yearly figures are published for the first time three months after the end of the year concerned. Yearly figures are revised two times: 6 and 18 months after the end of the year. Please note that there is a possibility that adjustments might take place at the end of March or September, in order to provide the European Commission with the latest figures. Revised yearly figures are published in June each year. Quarterly figures are aligned to revised years at the end of June. More information on the revision policy of Dutch national accounts and government finance statistics can be found under 'relevant articles' under paragraph 3.

Description topics

Total government debt
The consolidated debt of the general government sector excluding other accounts payable and debt on financial derivatives. Government debt according to the EMU definition consists of the following debt instruments: deposits, short term debt securities, long term debt securities, short term loans and long term loans. The government debt (or Maastricht debt) is one of the elements of the Stability and Growth Pact.