Spain - Outstanding Public Debt

Spain: Outstanding Public Debt

Mnemonic GDBT.IESP
Unit Ths. EUR, NSA
Adjustments Not Seasonally Adjusted
Monthly 0.96 %
Data Mar 2022 1,274,332,096
Feb 2022 1,262,264,175

Series Information

Source Bank of Spain
Release State debt according to the Excessive Deficit Procedure
Frequency Monthly
Start Date 12/31/1994
End Date 3/31/2022

Spain: Government

Reference Last Previous Units Frequency
Government Budget Balance Mar 2022 5,239,000 -6,811,000 Ths. EUR, NSA Monthly
Government Expenditures Mar 2022 22,788,000 19,483,000 Ths. EUR, NSA Monthly
Government Revenues Mar 2022 28,027,000 12,672,000 Ths. EUR, NSA Monthly
Outstanding Public Debt Mar 2022 1,274,332,096 1,262,264,175 Ths. EUR, NSA Monthly
Outstanding Public Debt - Domestic Mar 2022 690,233,149 680,491,349 Ths. EUR, NSA Monthly
Outstanding Public Debt - Foreign Mar 2022 584,098,948 581,772,825 Ths. EUR, NSA Monthly

Release Information

For Spain, central government debt (a.k.a. state debt).

General Government is a sector of the economy defined in the European System of Accounts as comprising the central government, regional governments, local governments and social security funds. Excluded are government-owned entities that conduct commercial operations, such as public enterprises.

Debt includes financing and outstanding liabilities compiled according to the protocol on Excessive Deficit Procedure broken down by maturity, currency, instrument, and counterpart holder.

Active dataset:

  • National accounts framework: ESA 2010
  • Measurement: Thousands of euros (Ths. EUR)
  • Adjustment: Not seasonally adjusted (NSA)
  • Native frequency: Quarterly
  • Start date: Generally 1995Q1


  • ESA 95 - 1990 to 2014

These data are collected and reported by the Bank of Spain and in the Boletín Estadístico.

Data are compiled in accordance with the methodology of the Excessive Deficit Procedure (EDP) / Maastricht Treaty.

For outstanding liabilities, face value or the best proxy available (nominal value). For instruments in foreign currency, the value in euro is calculated using the exchange rate at the end of the period.

Yes. Data are provisional when first released and are subsequently revised over approximately two years. Data become final between two and three years after first release.

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