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) The non-financial corporations sector Face value 2020 3rd quarter* 9,374
General government Government debt (EMU) The non-financial corporations sector Market value 2020 3rd quarter* 9,890
General government Government debt (EMU) Monetary financial institutions Face value 2020 3rd quarter* 164,210
General government Government debt (EMU) Monetary financial institutions Market value 2020 3rd quarter* 185,629
General government Government debt (EMU) Other financial institutions Face value 2020 3rd quarter* 5,937
General government Government debt (EMU) Other financial institutions Market value 2020 3rd quarter* 7,104
General government AF22 Transferable deposits The non-financial corporations sector Face value 2020 3rd quarter* 204
General government AF22 Transferable deposits The non-financial corporations sector Market value 2020 3rd quarter* 204
General government AF22 Transferable deposits Monetary financial institutions Face value 2020 3rd quarter* 0
General government AF22 Transferable deposits Monetary financial institutions Market value 2020 3rd quarter* 0
General government AF22 Transferable deposits Other financial institutions Face value 2020 3rd quarter* 1
General government AF22 Transferable deposits Other financial institutions Market value 2020 3rd quarter* 1
General government AF29 Other deposits The non-financial corporations sector Face value 2020 3rd quarter* 0
General government AF29 Other deposits The non-financial corporations sector Market value 2020 3rd quarter* 0
General government AF29 Other deposits Monetary financial institutions Face value 2020 3rd quarter* 519
General government AF29 Other deposits Monetary financial institutions Market value 2020 3rd quarter* 519
General government AF29 Other deposits Other financial institutions Face value 2020 3rd quarter* 0
General government AF29 Other deposits Other financial institutions Market value 2020 3rd quarter* 0
General government AF31 Short-term debt securities The non-financial corporations sector Face value 2020 3rd quarter* 0
General government AF31 Short-term debt securities The non-financial corporations sector Market value 2020 3rd quarter* 0
General government AF31 Short-term debt securities Monetary financial institutions Face value 2020 3rd quarter* 13,780
General government AF31 Short-term debt securities Monetary financial institutions Market value 2020 3rd quarter* 13,811
General government AF31 Short-term debt securities Other financial institutions Face value 2020 3rd quarter* 272
General government AF31 Short-term debt securities Other financial institutions Market value 2020 3rd quarter* 272
General government AF32 Long-term debt securities The non-financial corporations sector Face value 2020 3rd quarter* 2,274
General government AF32 Long-term debt securities The non-financial corporations sector Market value 2020 3rd quarter* 2,770
General government AF32 Long-term debt securities Monetary financial institutions Face value 2020 3rd quarter* 98,223
General government AF32 Long-term debt securities Monetary financial institutions Market value 2020 3rd quarter* 119,154
General government AF32 Long-term debt securities Other financial institutions Face value 2020 3rd quarter* 5,350
General government AF32 Long-term debt securities Other financial institutions Market value 2020 3rd quarter* 6,517
General government AF41 Short-term loans The non-financial corporations sector Face value 2020 3rd quarter* 50
General government AF41 Short-term loans The non-financial corporations sector Market value 2020 3rd quarter* 50
General government AF41 Short-term loans Monetary financial institutions Face value 2020 3rd quarter* 5,863
General government AF41 Short-term loans Monetary financial institutions Market value 2020 3rd quarter* 5,902
General government AF41 Short-term loans Other financial institutions Face value 2020 3rd quarter* 0
General government AF41 Short-term loans Other financial institutions Market value 2020 3rd quarter* 0
General government AF42 Long-term loans The non-financial corporations sector Face value 2020 3rd quarter* 6,846
General government AF42 Long-term loans The non-financial corporations sector Market value 2020 3rd quarter* 6,866
General government AF42 Long-term loans Monetary financial institutions Face value 2020 3rd quarter* 45,825
General government AF42 Long-term loans Monetary financial institutions Market value 2020 3rd quarter* 46,243
General government AF42 Long-term loans Other financial institutions Face value 2020 3rd quarter* 314
General government AF42 Long-term loans Other financial institutions Market value 2020 3rd quarter* 314
Central government Government debt (EMU) The non-financial corporations sector Face value 2020 3rd quarter* 9,269
Central government Government debt (EMU) The non-financial corporations sector Market value 2020 3rd quarter* 9,785
Central government Government debt (EMU) Monetary financial institutions Face value 2020 3rd quarter* 113,500
Central government Government debt (EMU) Monetary financial institutions Market value 2020 3rd quarter* 134,193
Central government Government debt (EMU) Other financial institutions Face value 2020 3rd quarter* 5,623
Central government Government debt (EMU) Other financial institutions Market value 2020 3rd quarter* 6,790
Central government AF22 Transferable deposits The non-financial corporations sector Face value 2020 3rd quarter* 204
Central government AF22 Transferable deposits The non-financial corporations sector Market value 2020 3rd quarter* 204
Central government AF22 Transferable deposits Monetary financial institutions Face value 2020 3rd quarter* 0
Central government AF22 Transferable deposits Monetary financial institutions Market value 2020 3rd quarter* 0
Central government AF22 Transferable deposits Other financial institutions Face value 2020 3rd quarter* 1
Central government AF22 Transferable deposits Other financial institutions Market value 2020 3rd quarter* 1
Central government AF29 Other deposits The non-financial corporations sector Face value 2020 3rd quarter* 0
Central government AF29 Other deposits The non-financial corporations sector Market value 2020 3rd quarter* 0
Central government AF29 Other deposits Monetary financial institutions Face value 2020 3rd quarter* 519
Central government AF29 Other deposits Monetary financial institutions Market value 2020 3rd quarter* 519
Central government AF29 Other deposits Other financial institutions Face value 2020 3rd quarter* 0
Central government AF29 Other deposits Other financial institutions Market value 2020 3rd quarter* 0
Central government AF31 Short-term debt securities The non-financial corporations sector Face value 2020 3rd quarter* 0
Central government AF31 Short-term debt securities The non-financial corporations sector Market value 2020 3rd quarter* 0
Central government AF31 Short-term debt securities Monetary financial institutions Face value 2020 3rd quarter* 13,780
Central government AF31 Short-term debt securities Monetary financial institutions Market value 2020 3rd quarter* 13,811
Central government AF31 Short-term debt securities Other financial institutions Face value 2020 3rd quarter* 272
Central government AF31 Short-term debt securities Other financial institutions Market value 2020 3rd quarter* 272
Central government AF32 Long-term debt securities The non-financial corporations sector Face value 2020 3rd quarter* 2,274
Central government AF32 Long-term debt securities The non-financial corporations sector Market value 2020 3rd quarter* 2,770
Central government AF32 Long-term debt securities Monetary financial institutions Face value 2020 3rd quarter* 94,640
Central government AF32 Long-term debt securities Monetary financial institutions Market value 2020 3rd quarter* 115,288
Central government AF32 Long-term debt securities Other financial institutions Face value 2020 3rd quarter* 5,350
Central government AF32 Long-term debt securities Other financial institutions Market value 2020 3rd quarter* 6,517
Central government AF41 Short-term loans The non-financial corporations sector Face value 2020 3rd quarter* 50
Central government AF41 Short-term loans The non-financial corporations sector Market value 2020 3rd quarter* 50
Central government AF41 Short-term loans Monetary financial institutions Face value 2020 3rd quarter* 3,071
Central government AF41 Short-term loans Monetary financial institutions Market value 2020 3rd quarter* 3,078
Central government AF41 Short-term loans Other financial institutions Face value 2020 3rd quarter* 0
Central government AF41 Short-term loans Other financial institutions Market value 2020 3rd quarter* 0
Central government AF42 Long-term loans The non-financial corporations sector Face value 2020 3rd quarter* 6,741
Central government AF42 Long-term loans The non-financial corporations sector Market value 2020 3rd quarter* 6,761
Central government AF42 Long-term loans Monetary financial institutions Face value 2020 3rd quarter* 1,490
Central government AF42 Long-term loans Monetary financial institutions Market value 2020 3rd quarter* 1,497
Central government AF42 Long-term loans Other financial institutions Face value 2020 3rd quarter* 0
Central government AF42 Long-term loans Other financial institutions Market value 2020 3rd quarter* 0
The State Government debt (EMU) The non-financial corporations sector Face value 2020 3rd quarter* 9,202
The State Government debt (EMU) The non-financial corporations sector Market value 2020 3rd quarter* 9,718
The State Government debt (EMU) Monetary financial institutions Face value 2020 3rd quarter* 112,015
The State Government debt (EMU) Monetary financial institutions Market value 2020 3rd quarter* 132,703
The State Government debt (EMU) Other financial institutions Face value 2020 3rd quarter* 5,623
The State Government debt (EMU) Other financial institutions Market value 2020 3rd quarter* 6,790
The State AF22 Transferable deposits The non-financial corporations sector Face value 2020 3rd quarter* 184
The State AF22 Transferable deposits The non-financial corporations sector Market value 2020 3rd quarter* 184
The State AF22 Transferable deposits Monetary financial institutions Face value 2020 3rd quarter* 0
The State AF22 Transferable deposits Monetary financial institutions Market value 2020 3rd quarter* 0
The State AF22 Transferable deposits Other financial institutions Face value 2020 3rd quarter* 1
The State AF22 Transferable deposits Other financial institutions Market value 2020 3rd quarter* 1
The State AF29 Other deposits The non-financial corporations sector Face value 2020 3rd quarter* 0
The State AF29 Other deposits The non-financial corporations sector Market value 2020 3rd quarter* 0
The State AF29 Other deposits Monetary financial institutions Face value 2020 3rd quarter* 519
The State AF29 Other deposits Monetary financial institutions Market value 2020 3rd quarter* 519
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 1995-2018 are final. The figures for 2019 and 2020 are provisional.

Changes as of 24 December 2020:
Figures for the third quarter of 2020 are available.
The figures for the second quarter of 2020 have been adjusted.

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.