Holdings of Irish Long-Term Government Bonds

Publication date: 9 February 2022

Key Points:

  • The nominal value outstanding of government bonds was €153 billion at the end of December 2021.

  • Within the next five years, €50  billion of government bonds will mature, of which non-residents hold 46.2 per cent.

  • Estimated non-resident holdings  was €75.8 billion at the end of December.

  • Credit Institutions and the Central Bank account for the largest amount of Irish-resident holdings, at €73.2 billion. This equates to 94.7 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, December 2021

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

Dataset and Explanatory Notes

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