Government debt

For the budgetary notification to the European Commission at the end of September 2021 (notification of government deficit/surplus and government debt in connection with the Maastricht convergence criteria), Statistics Austria calculated the data for the year 2020 in accordance with the regulations of the European System of Accounts (ESA 2010)

In 2020, government debt increased by 12.7 percentage points to 83.2% of GDP in relative terms and increased by €35.1 bn to €315.6 bn (2019: €280.5 bn) in absolute terms, of which €1.7 bn were currencies and deposits, €266.5 bn were recorded as debt securities and €47.4 bn as loans.

Quarterly government debt

According to the latest calculations by Statistics Austria, government debt amounted to €333.2 bn or 84.1% of GDP at the end of the third quarter 2021. Government debt thereby was €1.5 bn lower than at the end of the second quarter 2021 and decreased in the debt ratio by 2.1 percentage points of GDP. By financial instruments, €287.4 bn of government debt were debt securities, €44 bn loans and €1.8 bn deposits.

Government Debt, annual figures
Government Debt by Subsectors and Länder, annual figures         
Quarterly Government Debt with support for financial institutions
Quarterly Government Debt, 1st Quarter 2000 - 3nd Quarter 2021


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