Holdings of Irish Long-Term Government Bonds

Publication date: 8 January 2020

Key Points:

  • The nominal value outstanding of government bonds decreased by €0.5 billion to €129.5 billion in November 2019.

  • Within the next five years, €44 billion of government bonds will mature, of which non-residents hold 56.2 per cent.

  • Estimated non-resident holdings decreased by €1.3 billion to €75 billion in November.

  • Credit Institutions and the Central Bank account for the largest amount of Irish-resident holdings, at €50.4 billion. This equates to 92.7 per cent of the resident total.

 

  

Chart 1: Breakdown of Holders of Irish Government Bonds

Breakdown of Holders of Irish Government Bonds

Chart 2: Total Outstanding Amount of Irish Resident Holders excluding Credit Institutions and the Central Bank, by Sector, November 2019

Amount of Irish Resident Holders excl Credit Institutions and Central Bank Sector

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