Danish government borrowing and debt 2018

Report - January 2019 - No. 1

Authors Danmarks Nationalbank
Subject Danish Government Borrowing and Debt; Government debt management; Central-government debt policy; Government debt management; Government bonds; Government security
Type Report
Year 2019
Published 31 January 2019
Denmark's government debt policy has been characterised by four years of very low funding costs and declining debt. In 2018, the central government debt fell to 19 per cent of GDP. The central government saves considerable interest costs by granting on-lending and buying bonds to finance social housing. At the same time, it contributes to supporting the market for government securities. Market liquidity is also supported by the central government's activity in the secondary market and by a well-functioning primary dealer model.