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Securities statistics, April 2017:

Borrowing in securities decreased in April

Statistical news from Statistics Sweden 2017-05-18 9.30

The value of the Swedish liability in debt securities amounted to SEK 7 616 billion on 30 April. This is a decrease of SEK 35 billion compared with March. The decrease mainly occurred in short term securities denominated in SEK and long-term securities denominated in USD.

The debt stock in short-term securities denominated in SEK decreased by SEK 32 billion in April. Securities denominated in USD increased by SEK 29 billion, which counteracted the decrease in SEK. As a result, the total debt stock for short-term securities decreased by SEK 236 million.

The long-term debt securities decreased by SEK 35 billion to a total of SEK 6 523 billion. Behind this change is a decrease of SEK 56 billion of long-term securities denominated in USD, while long-term securities denominated in EUR increased by SEK 22 billion. The increase of the long-term debt in EUR comprises less than half, SEK 9 billion, of new issues while the remaining SEK 13 billion is linked to the exchange rate.

Outstanding amount, SEK billions

Other monetary financial institutions, which account for 12 percent of the total borrowing in April, decreased by SEK 47 billion, compared with the previous month. Short-term securities denominated in SEK value of SEK 41 billion are mainly behind the decrease. Long-term securities decreased as a result of maturity and repurchase in instruments denominated in foreign currency. In total, borrowing of other monetary financial institutions, which also includes the Riksbank, amounted to SEK 888 billion at the end of April.

The debt stock for the bank, housing and municipality sectors decreased by SEK 5, 6 and 3 billion respectively during April. Only long-term debt securities were behind the decrease for the bank and housing sectors. The decrease for municipalities was relatively evenly distributed among short-term and long-term securities.

During April, non-financial corporations issued short-term securities for a value of SEK 11 billion net, mainly in SEK. At the same time, long-term securities were issued for a value of SEK 10 billion net, mainly in EUR. The total borrowing for the sector amounted to SEK 1 193 billion, an increase of SEK 25 billion compared with March.

Maturity, SEK billions

Structure of maturity

In May, securities will mature for a value of SEK 490 billion, of which 336 billion is denominated in SEK. Over the next 12 months, SEK 2 152 billion will mature, or 28 percent of the total outstanding interest-bearing securities debt.

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2017-06-19 at 9:30.

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