COPENHAGEN (Reuters) - The Danish government’s borrowing needs this year have been increased by 36 billion Danish crowns ($5.38 billion) to 180 billion, the finance ministry said on Monday.
The increase was due to larger repayments of long-term debt and a bigger need for financing of social housing, the ministry said on Twitter.
The target for sales of domestic government bonds in 2019 was raised to 75 billion crowns from a previous target of 65 billion, it said.
For 2020, the ministry set the target for borrowing needs at 65 billion crowns.
Reporting by Jacob Gronholt-Pedersen, Editing by William Maclean