Ownership of Irish Government Bonds

Ownership Of Irish Government Bonds (2013-2018)

€ millionDec. 2014Dec. 2015Dec. 2016Dec. 2017Dec. 2018
1. Resident50,80550,84656,10456,06156,604
Resident as % of total43.70%40.60%46.10%44.20%43.1%
–Credit Institutions and Central Bank*45,87546,94951,14351,47252,253
General Government1,632787474368443
Non-bank financial2870277343163,8233,788
>Investment Funds

>Financial Vehicle Corporations

>Insurance Companies95192825192,1842184
>Pension Funds897725417244224
>Other Financial Intermediaries10221120417325315
Non Financial Companies77554
2. Rest of world65,53474,24065,54170,90774,604
Rest of world as % of total56.30%59.40%53.90%55.80%56.90%

Total Outstanding Stock116,339125,086121,645126,968131,208

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Source: Central Bank of Ireland.*

The 2013 IBRC Promissory Note repayment (non-cash settlement) resulted in €25bn of long-dated Government bonds being issued to the Central Bank of Ireland on liquidation of IBRC. This transaction results in a large increase in the share of resident holdings in March 2013. Rounding can affect totals.