Published: 21 May 2008
The stock of central government guarantees stood at EUR 13.1 billion at the end of March 2008. During the first quarter of the year new central government guarantees were granted to the amount of EUR 0.9 billion. At the end of March the stock of guarantees was 2 per cent higher than at the end of 2007 and one per cent higher than one year previously. Central government guarantees include all guarantees for which the state is ultimately liable.
Guarantees to enterprises make up 37 per cent of the stock of central government guarantees. Guarantees granted to housing associations made up 28 per cent and those to households made up 26 per cent of the guarantee stock. The remaining 9 per cent of the stock of central government guarantees is divided among insurance and financial corporations, public sector entities and foreign countries.
New central government guarantees by quarter, EUR million
Source: State guarantees, Statistics Finland
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