Portugal’s public debt reaches 243.5 billion euros in the first quarter of 2017

4 May 2017

Portugal’s public debt reached 243.5 billion euros at the end of March, having increased by 23 million euros compared to February, the Bank of Portugal said.


The rise in public debt was accompanied by a decrease in assets in central government deposits (3.1 billion euros), with net government debt rising by precisely that amount to 226.5 billion euros.


Debt of the non-financial sector stood at 717.4 billion euros at the end of February, of which 311.5 billion euros related to the public sector and 405.9 billion euros to the private sector. (macauhub)