U.S. Treasury expects to borrow record $3 trillion in second quarter

U.S. Treasury expects to borrow record $3 trillion in second quarter
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  • calendar-gray 05 May 2020

The U.S. Treasury Department on Monday said it plans to borrow nearly $3 trillion in the second quarter of 2020 - a record for any quarter - as the federal government contends with the impact of the coronavirus, APA reports quoting Reuters. 

In a statement, Treasury said it would borrow $2.999 trillion during the April-June quarter, $3.055 trillion more than its previous estimate, assuming an end-June cash balance of $800 billion. 

“It is larger than what we would typically do in a year,” a senior Treasury official said. The Treasury’s net borrowing last fiscal year, for example, was $1.28 trillion. 

In February, Treasury said it expected to pay down $56 billion in net marketable debt in the April-June period.

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