Central Government Debt: Statistical Yearbook 2010

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Governments are major issuers of debt instruments in the global financial market. This volume provides quantitative information on central government debt instruments for the 31 OECD member countries to meet the analytical requirements of users such as policy makers, debt management experts and market analysts.  Statistics are presented according to a comprehensive standard framework to allow cross-country comparison.  Country methodological notes provide information on debt issuance in each country as well as on the institutional and regulatory framework governing debt management policy and selling techniques.

English, French


Borrowing requirements by governments to finance their budget deficits are met, to a large extent, by funds raised on financial markets. Debt management techniques and policies can influence substantially the functioning of capital markets and the development of new financial instruments. As a consequence of globalisation, cross-border government borrowings have become more significant. Government debt instruments attract both institutional and retail investors and have an important share in the portfolios of fund managers.

English, French

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