Official statistics

The Debt Office has been commissioned by the Government to manage the official statistics on government borrowing and the central government debt.

Sweden’s Official Statistics (SOS) are statistics that are particularly important for describing Sweden. Official statistics contribute to the development of our society by being objective and relevant, which benefits citizens.

The Debt Office has been tasked by the Government to be responsible for the official statistics within government borrowing and the central government debt. As a government agency responsible for statistics, we are responsible for ensuring that

  • the statistics are objective;
  • the statistics are documented; and 
  • the statistics are accompanied by a quality declaration.

Official statistics must be kept publicly available free of charge on the internet. All official statistics must bear the text Sweden’s official statistics and/or carry the logo.

Logo Statistics of Sweden

The logo and the text Sweden’s official statistics may not be used in further processing of the official statistics.

Government agency network

There are about thirty government agencies in Sweden who are responsible for the official statistics. Statistics Sweden (SCB) is responsible for coordinating and supporting the system for the official statistics. To read more about what constitutes official statistics and which government agencies form part of the network, visit Statistics Sweden’s website. 

The official statistics of the Debt Office

In the report “Sweden’s Central Government Debt”, we show the composition of the central government debt at the end of each month. 

The report is part of Sweden’s official statistics and accounts for the central government debt in accordance with the applicable calculation methods at the time of publication. In tables and diagrams published online, the historical data have been recalculated according to currently applicable principles. These figures may therefore differ slightly from the ones published in the report.

We also give a monthly report on the net outcome of the central government’s revenues and payments (the net borrowing requirement), which is also part of the official statistics.

The report Sweden's Central Government Debt

Central government payments - net borrowing requirement