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Securities statistics, March 2017:

Borrowing in debt securities continues to rise

Statistical news from Statistics Sweden 2017-04-20 9.30

The total value of Swedish outstanding debt securities increased by SEK 29 billion in March, amounting to SEK 7 613 billion at the end of the month. The increase was mainly due to securities denominated in Swedish kronor and British pounds.

At the end of March, long-term debt securities amounted to SEK 6 519 billion, which is an increase of SEK 42 billion compared with the previous month. Securities denominated in Swedish kronor, US dollars and British pounds are the main reason for the increase in long-term securities. Borrowing in long-term securities accounted for 86 percent of total interest-bearing debt securities.

The debt stock for short-term securities denominated in Swedish kronor and British pounds increased in March by a value of SEK 21 billion and SEK 7 billion respectively. However, the total outstanding debt for short-term securities decreased by SEK 13 billion and amounted to SEK 1 094 billion.

Broken down by sector, other monetary financial institutions and non-financial enterprises have increased their borrowing the most by SEK 42 billion and SEK 48 billion respectively.

Outstanding amount, SEK billions
Namnlös

Other monetary financial institutions, which includes the Riksbank, increased borrowing in short-term interest-bearing securities by SEK 28 billion. Mainly short-term securities denominated in Swedish kronor are responsible for the increase. Long-term securities increased by SEK 13 billion in March, and the increase is mainly due to securities denominated in foreign currency. At the end of March, total borrowing of the sector was SEK 935 billion.

The debt stock for long-term securities of non-financial enterprises increased by SEK 43 billion and amounted to SEK 1 028 billion at the end of the month. The increase is mainly due to securities denominated in Euros, valued at SEK 32 billion. Short-term securities increased by SEK 5 billion compared with the previous month, which is an increase of 4 percent. The increase for short-term securities is mainly due to securities denominated in Swedish kronor and British pounds.

The largest decrease in March was mainly in the bank and housing sector. The bank sector debt securities decreased by SEK 33 billion and amounted to SEK 2 314 billion at the end of the month. The housing sector decreased by SEK 29 billion to SEK 1 775 billion at the end of March.

Maturity, SEK billions
Namnlös

Structure of maturity

In April, debt securities amounting to SEK 557 billion will reach maturity, of which SEK 378 billion is denominated in Swedish kronor. Within 12 months, SEK 2 205 billion, or 29 percent, of the total outstanding interest-bearing debt securities will reach maturity. Long-term securities account for SEK 1 112 billion of the total maturity value within one year.

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