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Published: 26 May 2016

Stock of central government guarantees EUR 43.8 billion at the end of March 2016

According to Statistics Finland's data, the stock of central government guarantees stood at EUR 43.8 billion at the end of the first quarter of 2016. The stock of guarantees was 11 per cent higher than one year previously and almost of the same size as 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 1.1 billion. The value of new guarantees granted was EUR 480 million lower than one year before and EUR 2.5 billion lower than in the previous quarter. Eighty-two per cent 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 first quarter of 2016, a total of 40 per cent of the stock of central government guarantees consisted of guarantees to enterprises (excl. housing corporations). Guarantees granted to housing companies remained at 23 per cent and those to the rest of the world at 15 per cent of the guarantee stock. The remaining 22 per cent of the stock of central government guarantees divides between households, financial and insurance corporations, and general government.

During the first quarter, guarantee fees paid amounted to EUR 16 million and repayments received to EUR 31 million.

From the beginning of 2016, one data provider has moved away from the central government sector.


Source: Central government guarantees, Statistics Finland

Inquiries: Kerttu Helin 029 551 3330, Sari Kuisma 029 551 2645, rahoitusmarkkinat@stat.fi

Director in charge: Ville Vertanen

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Updated 26.5.2016

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Official Statistics of Finland (OSF): Central government guarantees [e-publication].
ISSN=2341-5819. 1st quarter 2016. Helsinki: Statistics Finland [referred: 23.1.2020].
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