Publications and Announcements

Published Download Title

Opening of 0.00 per cent green bullet loan 2031


Central government borrowing strategy 2022

The target for sales of domestic government bonds and short-term loan programmes in 2022 is kr. 65 billion and kr. 35 billion, respectively. On 19 January, a green 10-year bond with maturity in 2031 will be opened. A new inflation-linked bond with maturity in 2034 will also be opened in the 2nd half of the year. Issuance will be focused in the 2-year and 10-year maturity segments.


New inflation-linked bond helps to ensure a broad investor base

In the 2nd half of 2022, the Danish central government opens a new inflation-linked bond maturing in 2034. Inflation-linked bonds issued by the Danish central government enable investors to invest in a safe asset whose return tracks Danish consumer price inflation. The main reason why the central government continues to issue inflation-linked bonds is to ensure a broad and stable investor base.


The Kingdom of Denmark will issue a green bond in 2022

On 19 January 2022, the Kingdom of Denmark will open a green bond with a coupon rate of 0.00 per cent and maturity on 15 November 2031. The opening is contingent on stable market conditions. The green bond will be opened via auction in line with the Kingdom of Denmark's other domestic bonds.


Central government borrowing strategy in the 2nd half of 2021

The target for sales of domestic government bonds in 2021 is lowered to kr. 110 billion from kr. 125 billion. The on-the-run issues remain unchanged and focus will continue to be on issuance in the 2-year and 10-year nominal bonds. Issuance of short-term papers is increased and the total outstanding amount of T-bills and commercial papers is expected to be kr. 95 billion by the end of 2021, of which up to kr. 60 billion in T-bills.


Opening of 0.00 per cent bullet loan 2024


New 10-year benchmark bond

As of 8 March 2021, the 10-year nominal on-the-run issue, 0.00 per cent bullet loan 2031, becomes the new 10-year benchmark bond. Hereafter, 0.50 per cent bullet loan 2029 will no longer have benchmark status. The benchmark bonds in the other maturity segments remain un-changed.


Danish Government Borrowing and Debt 2020

The government budget developed better than expected in 2020. The Danish central government debt amounted to kr. 536 billion, equal to 23 per cent of GDP at the end of 2020. The course of the covid-19 crisis has clearly highlighted the importance of the central government having access to a broad and diversified investor base through multiple financing channels. Despite periods with market turmoil, domestic government bonds were sold at record low yields. On average, nominal government bonds were sold at a yield to maturity of -0.33 per cent p.a. and an average maturity of 11.6 years. Interest costs on the central government debt totalled 0.7 per cent of GDP.


Switch operations via the Danish central-govt's auction system in 1st Half of 2021

For the remainder of 1st Half of 2021, switch operations will be offered via the auction system MTS PAF which is currently used for the regular auctions of Danish government securities. First time will be on 11 February 2021.