28 September 2012
N° 2012-239

The public debt reached 1832.6 billion eurosDebt of the general government according to the Maastricht definition - 2nd Quarter 2012

At the end of the second quarter of 2012, the public debt, which is a gross debt, reached 1832.6 billon euros, a 43.2 billion euros rise compared to Q1 2012. As a pourcentage of GDP, the debt amounted approximately to 91.0 %, +1.7 point compared to Q1 2012. The growth of the general governement net debt was lower, a 25.7 billion rise compared to Q1 and represented approximately 80.3 % of the GDP, +0.9 point compared to Q1 2012.

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Informations rapides  No 239 - September 2012

A strong increase of the public debt

At the end of the second quarter of 2012, the public debt, which is a gross debt, reached 1832.6 billon euros, a 43.2 billion euros rise compared to Q1 2012. As a pourcentage of GDP, the debt amounted approximately to 91.0 %, +1.7 point compared to Q1 2012. The growth of the general governement net debt was lower, a 25.7 billion rise compared to Q1 and represented approximately 80.3 % of the GDP, +0.9 point compared to Q1 2012.

GraphIR_ENDebt of the general government according to the Maastricht definition (% of GDP)

Tableau 1The debt of the general government according to the Maastricht definition at the end of Q3 2011 by sub-sector and by instrument category

(billion euros)
The debt of the general government according to the Maastricht definition at the end of Q3 2011 by sub-sector and by instrument category ((billion euros)) -
Q2 2011 Q3 2011 Q4 2011 Q1 2012 Q2 2012
General government 1696,1 1692,2 1717,0 1789,4 1832,6
% of GDP 86,2% 85,4% 86,0% 89,3% 91,0%
of which, by sub-sector :
State 1338,6 1330,0 1335,1 1381,9 1433,2
Central agencies 9,8 9,9 10,4 10,0 9,7
Local government 154,3 153,4 166,3 160,9 161,3
Social security funds 193,4 199,0 205,2 236,6 228,4
of which, by category :
Currency and deposits 27,9 30,5 30,0 31,5 30,7
Securities other than shares 1467,4 1457,7 1471,2 1540,1 1571,3
of which :
Short-term securities 227,9 240,2 226,0 236,1 225,6
Long-term securities 1239,5 1217,5 1245,1 1304,0 1345,6
Loans 200,7 203,9 215,8 217,8 230,6
of which :
Short-term loans 10,4 12,7 8,5 10,0 11,8
Long-term loans 190,3 191,2 207,2 207,8 218,8
  • Source : National accounts - Insee, DGFiP, Banque de France

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