The public debt (or general government debt) is the consolidated gross nominal value of the liabilities of the general government sector, outstanding at the end of each year. The debt is constituted by currency and deposits, securities other than shares – excluding financial derivatives – and loans, as defined in ESA 95.
The value refers to the 31st December of each year.
Public debt (millions of €)
GDP (millions of €)
Source: Ministry of Economy and Finance – Reporting of government deficit/surplus and debt levels to the European Commission in accordance with Council Regulation (EC) N° 3605/93 as amended by Reg. N° 479/2009
The government bonds outstanding is the amount of the securities issued by the Treasury on the domestic market (BOTs, CTZs, CCTs, BTPs, BTPs Italia and BTP€is) and in the international capital markets (Global Bond, MTN and Commercial Paper programs). The data is monthly updated with the latest available figure.
As of 31 December 2012 the government bonds account for 82 per cent of public debt.
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