Tuesday, 23 July 2019

Questions (225)

Richard Boyd Barrett


225. Deputy Richard Boyd Barrett asked the Minister for Finance the estimated primary Exchequer surplus for 2020. [33519/19]

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Written answers (Question to Finance)

The primary Exchequer surplus is the Exchequer balance adjusted for the impact of the national debt cash interest cost.

As per Stability Programme Update 2019, the national debt cash interest cost in 2020 is projected to be €4,826 million and the 2020 Exchequer surplus is forecast at €445 million. Therefore the 2020 primary Exchequer surplus is estimated to be €5,271 million.