Press release: 12.554-145/21

Quarterly government debt at the end of March 2021: €326.9 bn or 87.4% of GDP

Vienna, 2021-06-30 – According to calculations by Statistics Austria, government debt amounted to €326.9 bn or 87.4% of Gross Domestic Product (GDP) at the end of the first quarter 2021. Government debt thereby was €11.7 bn higher than at the end of the fourth quarter 2020 and increased in the debt ratio by 3.5 percentage points of GDP. Compared to the end of the first quarter 2020 (€289.1 bn or 73.2% of GDP), quarterly government debt increased in absolute terms by €37.8 bn and in relative terms by 14.3 percentage points of GDP. By financial instruments, €280.3 bn of government debt were debt securities, €1.7 bn deposits and €44.9 bn loans.  
The government deficit of the first quarter 2021 amounted to €9.0 bn or 9.9% of quarterly GDP.

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