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Published: 4 March 2016

Stock of central government quarantees EUR 44.5 billion at the end of 2015

According to Statistics Finland's data, the stock of central government guarantees stood at EUR 44.5 billion at the end of the fourth quarter of 2015. The stock of guarantees was 15 per cent higher than one year before and 6 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 fourth quarter of the year, new central government guarantees were granted to the amount of EUR 3.7 billion. The value of new guarantees granted was EUR 860 million lower than one year before and EUR 1.9 billion higher than in the previous quarter. The majority of the stock of new guarantees was directed to the home country. Central government guarantees include mainly 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 fourth quarter of 2015, a total of 41 per cent of the stock of central government guarantees consisted of guarantees to enterprises (excl. housing corporations). Guarantees granted to housing companies account for 23 per cent and those to the rest of the world for 15 per cent of the guarantee stock. The remaining 21 per cent of the stock of central government guarantees divides between households, financial and insurance corporations, and general government.

During the fourth quarter, guarantee fees paid amounted to EUR 31 million and repayments received to EUR 44 million.


Source: Central government guarantees, Statistics Finland

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

Director in charge: Ville Vertanen

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Updated 4.3.2016

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Official Statistics of Finland (OSF): Central government guarantees [e-publication].
ISSN=2341-5819. 4th quarter 2015. Helsinki: Statistics Finland [referred: 23.1.2020].
Access method: http://www.stat.fi/til/vtak/2015/04/vtak_2015_04_2016-03-04_tie_001_en.html