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General government deficit 2.6 per cent and debt 65.8 per cent relative to GDP in 2021

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According to the preliminary data reported by Statistics Finland to Eurostat, general government deficit was 2.6 per cent relative to gross domestic product in 2021. The deficit was again, after the first coronavirus year, below the reference value of the European Union’s Stability and Growth Pact, which is three per cent rela-tive to gross domestic product. General government EDP debt, or consolidated gross debt, was 65.8 per cent relative to gross domestic product at the end of 2021. The ratio of debt to GDP was 3.2 percentage points lower than one year earlier, but still exceeded the reference value of 60 per cent.

General government deficit by year. The general government deficit was EUR 6.5 billion in 2021. The financial position of general government improved by close on EUR seven billion from the previous year.

Key points

  • General government deficit EUR 6.5 billion and 2.6 per cent relative to gross domestic product in 2021.
  • General government debt EUR 166.4 billion and 65.8 per cent relative to gross domestic product in 2021.

Tables

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21.04.2022

General government EDP deficit 2011-2021

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General government EDP debt 2011-2021

Data revisions

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21.04.2022

Revision of general government EDP deficit and debt, relative to GDP, %

21.04.2022

Revision of general government EDP-deficit and debt, million EUR

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