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Published: 29 May 2015

Stock of central government guarantees EUR 41.1 billion at the end of March 2015

According to Statistics Finland's data, the stock of central government guarantees stood at EUR 41.1 billion at the end of the first quarter of 2015. The stock of guarantees was 20 per cent higher than one year before and six per cent higher than at the end of the previous quarter.

Central government guarantees by quarter, EUR million

Central government guarantees by quarter, EUR million

New central government guarantees granted

During the first quarter of the year, new central government guarantees were granted to the amount of EUR 1.6 billion. The value of new guarantees granted was EUR 0.5 billion lower than one year before and EUR 2.9 billion lower than in the previous quarter. Of new guarantees, nearly EUR 1.4 billion were granted to Finland and good EUR 0.2 billion to the rest of the world. Central government guarantees include all guarantees granted by the state, government-owned enterprises, government-owned limited companies and special credit institutions for which the state is ultimately liable.

Stock of guarantees

At the end of the first quarter of 2015, a total of 36 per cent of the stock of central government guarantees consisted of guarantees to enterprises (excl. housing corporations). Guarantees granted to housing companies account for 24 per cent and those to the rest of the world for 17 per cent of the guarantee stock. The remaining 23 per cent of the stock of central government guarantees divides between households, financial and insurance corporations, and general government.

During the quarter, guarantee fees paid amounted to EUR 16.2 million and repayments received to EUR 40.3 million.


Source: Central government guarantees, Statistics Finland

Inquiries: Hilkka Jaatinen 029 551 3630, Johanna Leivo 029 551 3397, rahoitusmarkkinat@stat.fi

Deputy director in charge: Mari Ylä-Jarkko

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Updated 29.5.2015

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Official Statistics of Finland (OSF): Central government guarantees [e-publication].
ISSN=2341-5819. 1st quarter 2015. Helsinki: Statistics Finland [referred: 22.1.2020].
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