Spain - Outstanding Public Debt - Foreign

Spain: Outstanding Public Debt - Foreign

Unit Ths. EUR, NSA
Adjustments Not Seasonally Adjusted
Monthly 0.49 %
Data Jan 2023 565,066,500
Dec 2022 567,822,898

Series Information

Source Bank of Spain
Release State debt according to the Excessive Deficit Procedure
Frequency Monthly
Start Date 1/31/1995
End Date 1/31/2023

Spain: Government

Reference Last Previous Units Frequency
Outstanding Public Debt Jan 2023 1,320,086,471 1,331,104,567 Ths. EUR, NSA Monthly
Outstanding Public Debt - Domestic Jan 2023 755,019,971 763,281,669 Ths. EUR, NSA Monthly
Outstanding Public Debt - Foreign Jan 2023 565,066,500 567,822,898 Ths. EUR, NSA Monthly
Government Budget Balance Nov 2022 -8,218,000 -1,758,000 Ths. EUR, NSA Monthly
Government Expenditures Nov 2022 23,394,000 28,881,000 Ths. EUR, NSA Monthly
Government Revenues Nov 2022 15,176,000 27,123,000 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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