Budget Surplus Remains Steady
Sweden’s National Debt Office reports that the budget surplus last year was 2.6 billion dollars, equivalent to the surplus recorded in 2005.
The office says the result was achieved despite rising interest on state debt, because of strong economic growth, which led to an increase in government revenue.
The figures do not include local municipal budgets or national health insurance, however.
State debt decreased by just under 6 billion dollars to around 180 billion dollars at the end of December.