RTTNews - Friday, the Swedish Debt Office said the central government payments showed a surplus of SEK 16.7 billion in May. The surplus was smaller than the Debt Office's forecast of SEK 22.1 billion.

The Debt Office's net lending to government agencies was SEK 7 billion higher than estimated, while disbursements and tax payments were SEK 5 billion and SEK 2 billion lower than expected. Interest payments on central government debt were SEK 7 billion, which was SEK 1.4 billion higher than forecast.

The surplus for the twelve-month period up to the end of May totaled SEK 86 billion. At the end of May, central government debt stood at SEK 1,021 billion.

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