Portugal: Public debt increases by €1.1B in August

  • Lusa
  • 1 October 2019

Public debt increases by €1.1B in August compared to July, according to data released by Banco de Portugal (BdP).

Public debt according to the Maastricht perspective, which counts for Brussels, reached €252.1 billion in August, increasing €1.1 billion compared to the end of July.

According to data released on Tuesday by Banco de Portugal (BdP), this increase was essentially due to the increase in debt securities, through the issuance of treasury bills.

General government deposit assets increased by €2.4 billion, so that the net public debt of deposits registered a decrease of €1.3 billion compared to the previous month, totalling €233.1 billion.