The public debt reached 1692.7 billion eurosDebt of the general government according to the Maastricht definition - 2nd Quarter 2011

At the end of the second quarter of 2011, the public debt, which is a gross debt, reached 1692.7 billon euros, a 46.4 billion euros rise compared to Q1 2011. As a pourcentage of GDP, the debt amounted approximately to 86.2%, +1.7 point compared to Q1 2011. The growth of the general governement net debt was lower, a 23.1 billion rise compared to Q1 and represented approximately 77.8% of the GDP, +0.6 point compared to Q1 2009.

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Paru le : 30/09/2011
Prochaine parution le : 22/12/2017 at 08:45 - third quarter 2017

A strong increase of the public debt

At the end of the second quarter of 2011, the public debt, which is a gross debt, reached 1692.7 billon euros, a 46.4 billion euros rise compared to Q1 2011. As a pourcentage of GDP, the debt amounted approximately to 86.2%, +1.7 point compared to Q1 2011. The growth of the general governement net debt was lower, a 23.1 billion rise compared to Q1 and represented approximately 77.8% of the GDP, +0.6 point compared to Q1 2009.

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 Q2 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 Q2 2011 by sub-sector and by instrument category
Q1 2010 Q2 2010 Q3 2010 Q4 2010 Q1 2011
General government 1591,9 1575,0 1591,2 1646,3 1692,7
% of GDP 83,5% 82,1% 82,3% 84,5% 86,2%
of which, by sub-sector :
State 1252,2 1238,1 1245,0 1286,6 1339,2
Central agencies 18,5 16,4 15,0 11,9 10,7
Local government 149,6 149,5 160,6 156,6 153,9
Social security funds 171,6 171,0 170,6 191,2 189,0
of which, by category :
Currency and deposits 22,0 22,3 23,0 26,4 28,2
Securities other than shares 1348,4 1341,9 1346,6 1406,7 1467,0
of which :
Short-term securities 259,1 258,4 238,7 243,8 254,4
Long-term securities 1089,3 1083,5 1107,9 1162,9 1212,5
Loans 221,5 210,7 221,6 213,2 197,6
of which :
Short-term loans 42,5 31,8 27,9 26,9 9,9
Long-term loans 179,0 179,0 193,7 186,3 187,6
  • Source : National accounts - Insee, DGFiP, Banque de France

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