Government debt

For the budgetary notification to the European Commission at the end of March 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 13.4 percentage points to 83.9% of GDP in relative terms and increased by €34.8 bn to €315.2 bn (2019: €280.3 bn) in absolute terms, of which €1.7 bn were currencies and deposits, €266.5 bn were recorded as debt securities and €46.9 bn as loans.

Government Debt, annual figures
Government Debt by Subsectors and Länder, annual figures         
Quarterly Government Debt, 1st Quarter 2000 - 4th Quarter 2020

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