Press Public debt for the first time exceeding 2.2 trillion euros at the end of the 1st quarter of 2021

Debt of the overall public budget at 2,205 billion euros, up 1.5% from the previous quarter

Press release No. 301 of 28 June 2021

WIESBADEN – The debt owed by the overall public budget (Federation, Länder, municipalities and associations of municipalities, social security funds, including all extra budgets) to the non-public sector amounted to 2,205.4 billion euros at the end of the first quarter of 2021. This represents a per capita debt of 26,532 euros. The non-public sector comprises credit institutions and the remaining domestic and non-domestic sector, for instance private businesses in Germany and abroad.


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