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Press release 474 / 2015-12-18: Public debt decrease of 16.5 billion euros in the 3rd quarter of 2015

WIESBADEN – At the end of the third quarter of 2015, the debt of the Federation, Länder and municipalities/associations of municipalities in Germany, including all core and extra budgets, amounted to 2,027.7 billion euros. Based on provisional results, the Federal Statistical Office (Destatis) reports that this was a decrease in debt of 0.8%, or 16.5 billion euros, on the end of the third quarter of 2014. 

Compared with 30 September 2014, the debt of the Federation was down by 1.2%, or 15.1 billion euros, to stand at 1,267.5 billion euros on 30 September 2015.

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