At the end of the fourth quarter of 2010, the public debt reached 1591.2 billion eurosDebt of the general government according to the Maastricht definition - 4th Quarter 2010

At the end of the fourth quarter of 2010, the public debt, which is a gross debt, reached 1591.2 billion euros, a 16.2 billion euros increase compared to Q3 2010. As a percentage of GDP, the debt amounted to 81.7%, instead of 81.5% at the end of Q3 2010. The growth of the general governement net debt (*) was higher and represented 75.9% of the GDP instead of 75.1% at the end of the Q3 2010.

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Paru le : 31/03/2011
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A 16.2 billion euros increase of the public debt

At the end of the fourth quarter of 2010, the public debt, which is a gross debt, reached 1591.2 billion euros, a 16.2 billion euros increase compared to Q3 2010. As a percentage of GDP, the debt amounted to 81.7%, instead of 81.5% at the end of Q3 2010. The growth of the general governement net debt (*) was higher and represented 75.9% of the GDP instead of 75.1% at the end of the Q3 2010.

Tableau1 – The debt of the general government according to the Maastricht definition at the end of Q4 2010 by sub-sector and by instrument category

(billion euros)
The debt of the general government according to the Maastricht definition at the end of Q4 2010 by sub-sector and by instrument category
Q4 2009 Q1 2010 Q2 2010 Q3 2010 Q4 2010
General government 1492.7 1537.9 1591.9 1575.0 1591.2
% of GDP 78.3% 80.5% 82.9% 81.5% 81.7%
of which, by sub-sector :
State 1167.8 1211.0 1252.2 1238.1 1245.0
Central agencies 18.7 18.5 18.5 16.4 15.0
Local government 155.2 152.3 149.6 149.5 160.6
Social security funds 151.1 156.1 171.6 171.0 170.6
of which, by category :
Currency and deposits 23.4 22.3 22.0 22.3 23.0
Securities other than shares 1262.5 1301.7 1348.4 1341.9 1346.6
of which :
Short-term securities 258.3 255.6 259.1 258.4 238.7
Long-term securities 1004.2 1046.1 1089.3 1083.5 1107.9
Loans 206.8 213.9 221.5 210.7 221.6
of which :
Short-term loans 19.2 34.2 42.5 31.8 27.9
Long-term loans 187.6 179.7 179.0 179.0 193.7
  • Source : National accounts - Insee, DGFiP, Banque de France

(*) The public net debt is defined as the difference between the public debt according to the Maastricht definition and the deposits, loans and securities other than shares held by the general government over the other sectors. Those assets are accounted in their nominal value.

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