According to corrected data, general government net lending amounted to 4.3 per cent of GDP in 2011, instead of 5.0 per cent as published originally. This correction has been made necessary by the fact that other financial liabilities of central government related to the special VAT refunds in 2011 Q4 were incorrectly calculated. The correction does not affect the amount of general government consolidated gross debt at nominal value.

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