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 2020 2nd quarter* 441,535
General government Government debt (EMU) Total all sectors Market value 2020 2nd quarter* 506,779
General government Government debt (EMU) Total domestic sectors Face value 2020 2nd quarter* 258,141
General government Government debt (EMU) Total domestic sectors Market value 2020 2nd quarter* 296,206
General government Government debt (EMU) The non-financial corporations sector Face value 2020 2nd quarter* 9,160
General government Government debt (EMU) The non-financial corporations sector Market value 2020 2nd quarter* 9,655
General government Government debt (EMU) Monetary financial institutions Face value 2020 2nd quarter* 160,760
General government Government debt (EMU) Monetary financial institutions Market value 2020 2nd quarter* 181,754
General government Government debt (EMU) Other financial institutions Face value 2020 2nd quarter* 9,814
General government Government debt (EMU) Other financial institutions Market value 2020 2nd quarter* 11,169
General government Government debt (EMU) Insurance corporations and pension funds Face value 2020 2nd quarter* 77,570
General government Government debt (EMU) Insurance corporations and pension funds Market value 2020 2nd quarter* 92,653
General government Government debt (EMU) General government Face value 2020 2nd quarter*
General government Government debt (EMU) General government Market value 2020 2nd quarter*
General government Government debt (EMU) Households including NPISHs Face value 2020 2nd quarter* 837
General government Government debt (EMU) Households including NPISHs Market value 2020 2nd quarter* 975
General government Government debt (EMU) Rest of the world Face value 2020 2nd quarter* 183,394
General government Government debt (EMU) Rest of the world Market value 2020 2nd quarter* 210,573
General government AF22 Transferable deposits Total all sectors Face value 2020 2nd quarter* 895
General government AF22 Transferable deposits Total all sectors Market value 2020 2nd quarter* 895
General government AF22 Transferable deposits Total domestic sectors Face value 2020 2nd quarter* 318
General government AF22 Transferable deposits Total domestic sectors Market value 2020 2nd quarter* 318
General government AF22 Transferable deposits The non-financial corporations sector Face value 2020 2nd quarter* 177
General government AF22 Transferable deposits The non-financial corporations sector Market value 2020 2nd quarter* 177
General government AF22 Transferable deposits Monetary financial institutions Face value 2020 2nd quarter* 0
General government AF22 Transferable deposits Monetary financial institutions Market value 2020 2nd quarter* 0
General government AF22 Transferable deposits Other financial institutions Face value 2020 2nd quarter* 1
General government AF22 Transferable deposits Other financial institutions Market value 2020 2nd quarter* 1
General government AF22 Transferable deposits Insurance corporations and pension funds Face value 2020 2nd quarter* 59
General government AF22 Transferable deposits Insurance corporations and pension funds Market value 2020 2nd quarter* 59
General government AF22 Transferable deposits General government Face value 2020 2nd quarter*
General government AF22 Transferable deposits General government Market value 2020 2nd quarter*
General government AF22 Transferable deposits Households including NPISHs Face value 2020 2nd quarter* 81
General government AF22 Transferable deposits Households including NPISHs Market value 2020 2nd quarter* 81
General government AF22 Transferable deposits Rest of the world Face value 2020 2nd quarter* 577
General government AF22 Transferable deposits Rest of the world Market value 2020 2nd quarter* 577
General government AF29 Other deposits Total all sectors Face value 2020 2nd quarter* 513
General government AF29 Other deposits Total all sectors Market value 2020 2nd quarter* 513
General government AF29 Other deposits Total domestic sectors Face value 2020 2nd quarter* 513
General government AF29 Other deposits Total domestic sectors Market value 2020 2nd quarter* 513
General government AF29 Other deposits The non-financial corporations sector Face value 2020 2nd quarter* 0
General government AF29 Other deposits The non-financial corporations sector Market value 2020 2nd quarter* 0
General government AF29 Other deposits Monetary financial institutions Face value 2020 2nd quarter* 513
General government AF29 Other deposits Monetary financial institutions Market value 2020 2nd quarter* 513
General government AF29 Other deposits Other financial institutions Face value 2020 2nd quarter* 0
General government AF29 Other deposits Other financial institutions Market value 2020 2nd quarter* 0
General government AF29 Other deposits Insurance corporations and pension funds Face value 2020 2nd quarter* 0
General government AF29 Other deposits Insurance corporations and pension funds Market value 2020 2nd quarter* 0
General government AF29 Other deposits General government Face value 2020 2nd quarter*
General government AF29 Other deposits General government Market value 2020 2nd quarter*
General government AF29 Other deposits Households including NPISHs Face value 2020 2nd quarter* 0
General government AF29 Other deposits Households including NPISHs Market value 2020 2nd quarter* 0
General government AF29 Other deposits Rest of the world Face value 2020 2nd quarter* 0
General government AF29 Other deposits Rest of the world Market value 2020 2nd quarter* 0
General government AF31 Short-term debt securities Total all sectors Face value 2020 2nd quarter* 55,122
General government AF31 Short-term debt securities Total all sectors Market value 2020 2nd quarter* 55,150
General government AF31 Short-term debt securities Total domestic sectors Face value 2020 2nd quarter* 17,348
General government AF31 Short-term debt securities Total domestic sectors Market value 2020 2nd quarter* 17,357
General government AF31 Short-term debt securities The non-financial corporations sector Face value 2020 2nd quarter* 0
General government AF31 Short-term debt securities The non-financial corporations sector Market value 2020 2nd quarter* 0
General government AF31 Short-term debt securities Monetary financial institutions Face value 2020 2nd quarter* 9,005
General government AF31 Short-term debt securities Monetary financial institutions Market value 2020 2nd quarter* 9,009
General government AF31 Short-term debt securities Other financial institutions Face value 2020 2nd quarter* 3,429
General government AF31 Short-term debt securities Other financial institutions Market value 2020 2nd quarter* 3,431
General government AF31 Short-term debt securities Insurance corporations and pension funds Face value 2020 2nd quarter* 4,911
General government AF31 Short-term debt securities Insurance corporations and pension funds Market value 2020 2nd quarter* 4,914
General government AF31 Short-term debt securities General government Face value 2020 2nd quarter*
General government AF31 Short-term debt securities General government Market value 2020 2nd quarter*
General government AF31 Short-term debt securities Households including NPISHs Face value 2020 2nd quarter* 3
General government AF31 Short-term debt securities Households including NPISHs Market value 2020 2nd quarter* 3
General government AF31 Short-term debt securities Rest of the world Face value 2020 2nd quarter* 37,774
General government AF31 Short-term debt securities Rest of the world Market value 2020 2nd quarter* 37,793
General government AF32 Long-term debt securities Total all sectors Face value 2020 2nd quarter* 304,460
General government AF32 Long-term debt securities Total all sectors Market value 2020 2nd quarter* 368,425
General government AF32 Long-term debt securities Total domestic sectors Face value 2020 2nd quarter* 179,076
General government AF32 Long-term debt securities Total domestic sectors Market value 2020 2nd quarter* 216,639
General government AF32 Long-term debt securities The non-financial corporations sector Face value 2020 2nd quarter* 2,238
General government AF32 Long-term debt securities The non-financial corporations sector Market value 2020 2nd quarter* 2,713
General government AF32 Long-term debt securities Monetary financial institutions Face value 2020 2nd quarter* 98,795
General government AF32 Long-term debt securities Monetary financial institutions Market value 2020 2nd quarter* 119,321
General government AF32 Long-term debt securities Other financial institutions Face value 2020 2nd quarter* 6,375
General government AF32 Long-term debt securities Other financial institutions Market value 2020 2nd quarter* 7,728
General government AF32 Long-term debt securities Insurance corporations and pension funds Face value 2020 2nd quarter* 71,018
General government AF32 Long-term debt securities Insurance corporations and pension funds Market value 2020 2nd quarter* 86,089
General government AF32 Long-term debt securities General government Face value 2020 2nd quarter*
General government AF32 Long-term debt securities General government Market value 2020 2nd quarter*
General government AF32 Long-term debt securities Households including NPISHs Face value 2020 2nd quarter* 650
General government AF32 Long-term debt securities Households including NPISHs Market value 2020 2nd quarter* 788
General government AF32 Long-term debt securities Rest of the world Face value 2020 2nd quarter* 125,384
General government AF32 Long-term debt securities Rest of the world Market value 2020 2nd quarter* 151,786
General government AF41 Short-term loans Total all sectors Face value 2020 2nd quarter* 15,509
General government AF41 Short-term loans Total all sectors Market value 2020 2nd quarter* 15,550
General government AF41 Short-term loans Total domestic sectors Face value 2020 2nd quarter* 7,575
General government AF41 Short-term loans Total domestic sectors Market value 2020 2nd quarter* 7,616
General government AF41 Short-term loans The non-financial corporations sector Face value 2020 2nd quarter* 0
General government AF41 Short-term loans The non-financial corporations sector Market value 2020 2nd quarter* 0
General government AF41 Short-term loans Monetary financial institutions Face value 2020 2nd quarter* 6,563
General government AF41 Short-term loans Monetary financial institutions Market value 2020 2nd quarter* 6,604
General government AF41 Short-term loans Other financial institutions Face value 2020 2nd quarter* 0
General government AF41 Short-term loans Other financial institutions Market value 2020 2nd quarter* 0
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 23 September 2020:
Figures on the second quarter of 2020 are available.
The figures for the first 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.

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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.