Central government financing requirement


Updated estimates of the central government net financing and financing requirement are presented in the table below. The financing requirement is covered by debt issuance or by drawing on the central government account at Danmarks Nationalbank.

The financing requirement for 2019 has increased by 9 bn. DKK to 189 bn. DKK due to larger repayments of long term debt and greater net financing requirement.  The Ministry of Finance expects a financing requirement of 87 bn. DKK for 2020.

The financing strategy is managed by Danmarks Nationalbank and can be found on the website of the government debt management office.

Table 1. Net financing requirement and central-government financing requirement
  October 2019 December 2019
DKK bn. 1) 2019 2020 2019 2020
Net financing requirement 15 -20 21 -22
Repayment of long term debt 2) 78 55 82 60
Repayment of short term debt 3) 31 30 30 30
Net purchase of state owned funds -12 -13 -14 -12
Net purchase of social mortgage bonds 69 29 69 30
Financing requirement
180 81 189 87

1) Rounding may cause component sums to deviate from totals.

2) Incl. payments from the central government in cross-currency swaps.

3) Repayment of short-term debt corresponds to the outstanding amount of Treasury bills and commercial paper in the beginning of the year.

Source: The Economic Survey, December 2019