Thursday, 11 July 2019

Ceisteanna (204)

Thomas P. Broughan

Ceist:

204. Deputy Thomas P. Broughan asked the Minister for Finance the size of the national debt; and the amounts of interest paid on the debt for each year from 1994 to 2018 and to date 2019; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [31149/19]

Amharc ar fhreagra

Freagraí scríofa (Ceist ar Finance)

As the Deputy will be aware, there are two measures of public debt – National Debt and General Government Debt. The National Treasury Management Agency has supplied me with the figures in the following table, which focuses on the former, showing National Debt in both gross and net terms from 1994 to date in 2019.

The table also shows the Exchequer cash and other assets which are deducted from the gross measure to calculate National (net) Debt. It also shows National Debt interest.

Year

Gross National Debt

€bn

Exchequer Cash & Assets

€bn

National Debt

€bn

National Debt

Interest

€bn

2019 (at end-Jun)

215.6

27.6

188.0

3.7 (Jan – Jun)

2018

205.3

17.6

187.7

5.8

2017

198.7

13.2

185.5

6.1

2016

196.7

11.1

185.6

6.7

2015

196.6

13.6

183.1

7.0

2014

197.1

14.8

182.3

7.5

2013

197.5

23.6

173.9

7.3

2012

161.5

23.9

137.6

5.7

2011

136.8

17.7

119.1

4.5

2010

109.6

16.2

93.4

3.5

2009

97.0

21.8

75.2

2.5

2008

72.5

22.1

50.4

1.5

2007

42.0

4.5

37.6

1.6

2006

39.5

3.6

35.9

1.9

2005

40.4

2.2

38.2

1.7

2004

39.9

2.1

37.8

1.7

2003

39.3

1.7

37.6

1.8

2002

38.1

1.8

36.4

1.7

2001

38.5

2.4

36.2

1.9

2000

39.0

2.5

36.5

2.1

1999

42.0

2.2

39.8

2.4

1998

39.4

1.9

37.5

2.7

1997

40.2

1.2

39.0

3.1

1996

39.0

1.0

38.0

2.8

1995

39.6

1.3

38.4

2.7

1994

38.2

1.1

37.1

2.7

Rounding may affect totals.