The so-called “national debt”, which includes government bonds and borrowings, reached a record high of over 1216 trillion yen as of the end of March for the fifth consecutive year.
In response to the new coronavirus, the increase has exceeded 100 trillion yen for the first time in the past year, and the financial situation has become even more difficult.
According to the Ministry of Finance, government debt, borrowing, and government short-term securities combined, so-called "national debt," reached 1216,463.4 billion yen as of the end of March, a record high for the fifth consecutive year. Did.
Compared to the end of March last year, the amount of increase for one year was 101,923.4 billion yen, which was a significant increase of over 100 trillion yen for the first time since 1997 when comparison was possible.
In addition to the swelling of social security expenses such as medical care, long-term care, and pensions, the new issue of government bonds exceeded 100 trillion yen for the first time in response to the new corona last year.
The breakdown is 1074,159.6 billion yen for government bonds, 90,299 billion yen for government short-term securities issued for short-term financing, and 52,4.8 billion yen for borrowings.
As the response to the new corona continues, the initial budget for this year also plans to issue new government bonds of 43,579 billion yen, and the financial situation is becoming even more difficult.