Spain - Outstanding Public Debt - Foreign

Spain: Outstanding Public Debt - Foreign

Unit Ths. EUR, NSA
Adjustments Not Seasonally Adjusted
Monthly 0.35 %
Data Aug 2021 575,779,010
Jul 2021 573,751,886

Series Information

Source Bank of Spain
Release State Debt
Frequency Monthly
Start Date 1/31/1995
End Date 8/31/2021

Spain: Government

Reference Last Previous Units Frequency
Government Budget Balance Aug 2021 -2,074,000 -13,123,000 Ths. EUR, NSA Monthly
Government Expenditures Aug 2021 16,099,000 30,515,000 Ths. EUR, NSA Monthly
Government Revenues Aug 2021 14,025,000 17,392,000 Ths. EUR, NSA Monthly
Outstanding Public Debt Aug 2021 1,229,428,274 1,224,671,553 Ths. EUR, NSA Monthly
Outstanding Public Debt - Domestic Aug 2021 653,649,264 650,919,667 Ths. EUR, NSA Monthly
Outstanding Public Debt - Foreign Aug 2021 575,779,010 573,751,886 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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