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Federal government debt rises 0.99% in April to 6.704 trillion reais, Treasury says

Federal government debt increased 0.99% in April from March, to 6.704 trillion reais, the National Treasury said on Wednesday.

During the period, the domestic federal public debt (DPMFI) amounted to 6,423 billion reais, an increase of 0.97%, while the external federal public debt (DPMFe) reached 281 billion reais, an increase of 1.37%.

According to ministry data, the average cost of the stock of federal public debt accumulated in 12 months increased from 10.40% annually in March to 10.63% last month.

Regarding new issues of domestic debt securities, the average cost fell from 11.32% to 11.16% per year.

The period saw an increase in the average duration of Brazilian bonds to 4.13 years, compared to 4.11 years recorded in March.

As regards the liquidity cushion for the payment of public debt, a reduction of 0.33% was recorded in April, to 884.5 billion reais. The amount is enough to repay 8.35 months of bond maturity – in March it was 6.95 months.

Source: Terra

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