The State; government sector, ESA accounts, 1996 - 2010

Table description


As part of the statistics on government finances, Statistics Netherlands
(CBS) collects data on the size, composition and allocation of the
expenditures and revenues and the balance sheet position of the State.

The State includes ministries, budget funds and agencies. Ministries are
mainly active in policy-making for the State. Budget funds comprise
long-term income budgets for special policy areas. Agencies are
responsible for executive tasks.

This table contains a selection from the results of the analysis of the
State finances on a yearly basis: the expenditures and revenues and the
changes in assets and liabilities of the government sector of the State.
The data in the table can be broken down into:
- types of account according to the European System of Accounts 1995;
- transactions according to the European System of Accounts 1995.

Data available from: 1996
Frequency: discontinued.

Status of the figures:
Figures up to and including 2009 are definite.
Figures for 2010 are provisional.

Changes as of 24 August 2011:
More recent data have been added and/or adjustments have been implemented.

When will new figures be published?
Not applicable.

Description topics

Total current and capital expenditures
Total expenditures of the current and capital account. The European
System of Accounts 1995 describes the economy as a series of coherent
economic partial processes. These partial processes include: production,
generating of income, distribution of income, income expenditures,
reallocation by capital transfers, generating of capital and financing.
Each partial process is described by a separate account. The current
account includes transactions related to production, generating of
income, distribution of income, income expenditure. The capital account
includes (dis)investments and capital transfers.
Current account
The European System of Accounts 1995 describes the economy as a series of
coherent economic partial processes. These partial processes include:
production, generating of income, distribution of income, income
expenditures, reallocation by capital transfers, generating of capital and
financing. Each partial process is described by a separate account.
The current account includes transactions related to production,
generating of income, distribution of income, income expenditure.
Expenditures
Total current expenditures
Total expenditures of the current account. The European System of Accounts
1995 describes the economy as a series of coherent economic partial
processes. These partial processes include: production, generating of
income, distribution of income, income expenditures, reallocation by
capital transfers, generating of capital and financing. Each partial
process is described by a separate account. The current account includes
transactions related to production, generating of income, distribution of
income, income expenditure.
Wages, salaries and social contributions
Wages and salaries include compensations to employees for labour, which
are paid by the employer, including wage tax deducted by the employer and
the social contributions paid by employees. Social contributions include
the employer-paid contributions for social security, e.g. contributions to
retirement and unemployment schemes.
Material consumption
Goods and services used in the production process and (together with
labour and capital) are converted to final products. Not included are the
use of fixed assets (depreciations) and most goods with a perennial use
(investments). Also included are minor durable goods, general research
(e.g. market research, development plan) and military weapons of
destruction (vehicles, vessels, aircraft, technical equipment, ammunition,
armament).
Consumption of fixed capital
Depreciation of fixed assets (machinery, buildings, vehicles and software)
caused by wear, obsolescence or insurable damage.
Interest on public debt
Interest is the compensation for making available financial assets.
Rent and concessions
Rent is the compensation for the use of land and inland waterways.
Concessions provide the right to extract minerals (petroleum, natural gas,
sand, gravel and marl).
Taxes paid on production and imports
Obligatory payments, in cash or kind, imposed by the government or
institutions of the European Union in relation to the production process
or import of goods and services, the employment of personnel and the
ownership or the use of land, buildings or other assets that can be used
in the production process. These taxes are payable irrespective of the
profits made. The taxes are paid mainly to municipalities by the State
(property taxes, sewage charges) and water boards (levies on water
pollution).
Capital account
The European System of Accounts 1995 describes the economy as a series of
coherent economic partial processes. These partial processes include:
production, generating of income, distribution of income, income
expenditures, reallocation by capital transfers, generating of capital and
financing. Each partial process is described by a separate account. The
capital account includes (dis)investments and capital transfers.
Expenditures
Total expenditures capital account
Total expenditures of the capital account. The European System of Accounts
1995 describes the economy as a series of coherent economic partial
processes. These partial processes include: production, generating of
income, distribution of income, income expenditures, reallocation by
capital transfers, generating of capital and financing. Each partial
process is described by a separate account. The capital account includes
(dis)investments and capital transfers.