The public debt reached 1717.3 billion eurosDebt of the general government according to the Maastricht definition - 4st Quarter 2011

At the end of the fourth quarter of 2011, the public debt, which is a gross debt, reached 1717.3 billon euros, a 24.8 billion euros rise compared to Q3 2011. As a pourcentage of GDP, the debt amounted approximately to 85.8%, +0.3 point compared to Q3 2011. The growth of the general governement net debt was lower, a 22.4 billion rise compared to Q3 and represented approximately 78.6% of the GDP, +0.3 point compared to Q1 2011.

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Paru le : 30/03/2012
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A strong increase of the public debt

At the end of the fourth quarter of 2011, the public debt, which is a gross debt, reached 1717.3 billon euros, a 24.8 billion euros rise compared to Q3 2011. As a pourcentage of GDP, the debt amounted approximately to 85.8%, +0.3 point compared to Q3 2011. The growth of the general governement net debt was lower, a 22.4 billion rise compared to Q3 and represented approximately 78.6% of the GDP, +0.3 point compared to Q1 2011.

GraphIR_EN – Debt of the general government according to the Maastricht definition (% of GDP)

Tableau 1 – 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)
The debt of the general government according to the Maastricht definition at the end of Q3 2011 by sub-sector and by instrument category
Q4 2010 Q1 2011 Q2 2011 Q3 2011 Q4 2011
General government 1595,2 1650,0 1696,2 1692,5 1717,3
% of GDP 82,3% 84,7% 86,3% 85,5% 85,8%
of which, by sub-sector :
State 1245,0 1286,2 1338,7 1330,1 1335,2
Central agencies 14,1 11,0 9,8 9,9 10,4
Local government 161,1 157,2 154,3 153,4 166,3
Social security funds 175,0 195,7 193,4 199,1 205,4
of which, by category :
Currency and deposits 23,2 26,2 28,0 30,6 30,1
Securities other than shares 1347,0 1407,2 1467,4 1457,9 1471,3
of which :
Short-term securities 212,1 217,2 227,9 240,2 226,0
Long-term securities 1134,9 1189,9 1239,5 1217,7 1245,3
Loans 225,0 216,6 200,8 204,0 215,8
of which :
Short-term loans 28,4 27,4 10,4 12,7 8,5
Long-term loans 196,6 189,2 190,4 191,2 207,3
  • Source : National accounts - Insee, DGFiP, Banque de France

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