The Public Finances: Borrowing Requirement and DebtStatistics

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Since 16 January 2017 the Bank of Italy’s statistical data have been published in the ‘Statistics’ series with a new layout and renewed contents. For further details consult the page Statistics series.

These are monthly statistics on the general government borrowing requirement and gross debt broken down into the sub-sectors central government, local government, and social security agencies.

General government debt is consolidated between and within the sub-sectors (in accordance with the definition adopted for the EU Excessive Deficit Procedure) and is broken down by creditor (holding sector), original maturity, residual maturity and currency of denomination. Statistics on financial support provided to EU countries and general government deposits are also included.

The time series of the data published in this section are available in the Statistical Database section of the website.

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The Bank of Italy calculates the general government debt on the basis of statistical rules established at European level. The monthly time series for this indicator are available from 1861 onwards.