Surplus for Swedish central government in May
Swedish central government payments resulted in a surplus of SEK 25.3 billion in May. This is SEK 9.7 billion lower than The Debt Offices latest forecast. The difference is mainly explained by lower tax income than anticipated.
The lower tax income in May can partly be explained by a change in the payment pattern for supplementary taxes, where a larger part was paid in April instead of May this year.
Interest payments on central government debt and the debt Offices net lending developed in line with our forecast.
For the twelve-month period up to the end of May 2012, central government payments resulted in a deficit of SEK 19.1 billion.
Central government debt amounted to SEK 1 084 billion at the end of May.
The outcome for June will be published on 6 July, at 9:30 am.
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