Government Finance Statistics; key figures 1987 - 2013

Government Finance Statistics; key figures 1987 - 2013

All periods Key figures (million euros) Revenue Total revenue (mln euro) Key figures (million euros) Revenue Taxes (mln euro) Key figures (million euros) Revenue Social security contributions (mln euro) Key figures (million euros) Revenue Sales of goods and services (mln euro) Key figures (million euros) Revenue Other (mln euro) Key figures (million euros) Expenditure Total expenditure (mln euro) Key figures (million euros) Expenditure Compensation of employees (mln euro) Key figures (million euros) Expenditure Use of goods and services (mln euro) Key figures (million euros) Expenditure Social benefits (mln euro) Key figures (million euros) Expenditure Gross fixed capital formation (mln euro) Key figures (million euros) Expenditure Other (mln euro) Key figures (million euros) Net lending/net borrowing (mln euro) Key figures (million euros) Net interest flows of interest swaps (mln euro) Key figures (million euros) Balance of general government (EMU-def.) (mln euro) Key figures (million euros) Government debt (EMU) (mln euro) Key figures (million euros) Final consumption of general government (mln euro) Key figures (% of GDP) Revenue Total revenue (% of GDP) Key figures (% of GDP) Revenue Taxes (% of GDP) Key figures (% of GDP) Revenue Social security contributions (% of GDP) Key figures (% of GDP) Revenue Sales of goods and services (% of GDP) Key figures (% of GDP) Revenue Other (% of GDP) Key figures (% of GDP) Expenditure Total expenditure (% of GDP) Key figures (% of GDP) Expenditure Compensation of employees (% of GDP) Key figures (% of GDP) Expenditure Use of goods and services (% of GDP) Key figures (% of GDP) Expenditure Social benefits (% of GDP) Key figures (% of GDP) Expenditure Gross fixed capital formation (% of GDP) Key figures (% of GDP) Expenditure Other (% of GDP) Key figures (% of GDP) Balance of general government (EMU-def.) (% of GDP) Key figures (% of GDP) Government debt (EMU) (% of GDP) Key figures (% of GDP) Final consumption of general government (% of GDP) Final consumption, volume changes (%) Labour input (1,000 fte jobs)
2005 228,516 124,042 66,477 17,256 20,741 229,965 49,543 36,410 92,638 16,884 34,490 -1,449 90 -1,359 266,060 121,685 44.5 24.2 12.9 3.4 4.0 44.8 9.6 7.1 18.0 3.3 6.7 -0.3 51.8 23.7 0.5 1,047.6
2010 271,749 143,208 83,109 20,026 25,406 301,284 59,229 46,869 131,051 21,337 42,798 -29,535 -574 -30,109 372,028 166,970 46.3 24.4 14.2 3.4 4.3 51.3 10.1 8.0 22.3 3.6 7.3 -5.1 63.4 28.5 0.5 1,095.1
2011 273,104 139,725 88,763 20,020 24,596 298,715 58,893 45,453 135,108 20,029 39,232 -25,611 -399 -26,010 393,671 167,330 45.6 23.3 14.8 3.3 4.1 49.9 9.8 7.6 22.6 3.3 6.5 -4.3 65.7 27.9 0.2 1,080.8
2012* 278,149 135,339 95,780 19,825 27,205 302,089 58,649 45,505 139,988 19,997 37,950 -23,940 -383 -24,323 427,106 170,614 46.4 22.6 16.0 3.3 4.5 50.4 9.8 7.6 23.4 3.3 6.3 -4.1 71.3 28.5 -0.7 1,057.9
2013 4th quarter* 74,303 33,616 28,491 5,075 7,121 77,505 15,463 12,578 35,488 4,905 9,071 -3,202 -33 -3,235 443,008 . 47.3 23.0 16.3 3.2 4.8 49.8 9.5 7.7 23.8 3.2 5.5 -2.5 73.5 . . .
2013* 285,269 138,381 98,359 19,563 28,966 300,029 57,474 46,220 143,433 19,568 33,334 -14,760 -403 -15,163 443,008 170,324 47.3 23.0 16.3 3.2 4.8 49.8 9.5 7.7 23.8 3.2 5.5 -2.5 73.5 28.3 -0.2 .
Source: CBS.
Explanation of symbols

Table description


This table contains information on the finances of the general government sector. The terms and definitions used are in accordance with the framework of the national accounts. The national accounts are based on the international definitions of the European System of Accounts (ESA 1995). In some cases the terms from the national accounts are replaced by everyday descriptions of revenue and expenditure transactions. In these cases the corresponding term from the national accounts is given in the explanation.

Data available from:
Yearly figures from 1987 to 2013, quarterly figures from 2005 to 2013.

Status of the figures:
The figures in this table are definite from 1987 onwards. The figures for the most recent years and quarters are provisional. Because this table is discontinued, figures will not be updated anymore.

Changes as of June 25th 2014:
None, this table is discontinued.

When will new figures be published?
Not applicable anymore.
This table is replaced by table Government Finance Statistics; key figures. See paragraph 3.

Description topics

Key figures (million euros)
Some important figures on government finance statistics.
Revenue
Revenue of the general government sector.
Total revenue
Revenue of the general government sector.
Taxes
Compulsory payments, without a direct good or service provided in return, imposed by units of the general government sector or institutions of the European Union or by foreign governments.

Taxes are divided into:
- taxes on production and imports;
- current taxes on income and wealth
- capital taxes.
Social security contributions
Contributions paid by households to the sector social security funds in order to finance social security benefits.
Sales of goods and services
Proceeds of goods and services delivered by the sector general government sector.

This corresponds to the term Market output as used in the national accounts.
Other
Other revenues of the general government sector. E.g. interest receivable and dividends, current transfers and capital transfers receivable.
Expenditure
Expenditure of the general government sector.
Total expenditure
Expenditure of the general government sector.
Compensation of employees
Remuneration paid by employers to their employees in return for work done. Employees are all residents and non-residents working in a paid job. It includes remuneration of people working in sheltered workplaces.

Compensation of employees is classified into:
- wages and salaries;
- employers' social contributions.
Use of goods and services
Goods and services used as inputs in a production process, which are transformed into new products at the end of the process, e.g. raw materials, semi-manufactured goods, services of accountants or cleaners, telephone costs.

This corresponds to the term ‘intermediate consumption’ as used in the national accounts.
Social benefits
Social benefits in cash or in kind, awarded to households to relieve the financial burden that result from certain risks and needs (such as illness, invalidity, disability, age, surviving relatives and unemployment).

Social benefits are divided into social benefits in cash and social benefits in kind.
Gross fixed capital formation
Expenditure for produced tangible or intangible assets that are used in the production process for more than one year.

Fixed capital formation also includes:
- work in progress of construction, e.g. unfinished dwellings, non-residential buildings and civil engineering works are recorded as fixed capital formation of the client.
- military structures and equipment, similar to those used by civilian producers, such as airfields and hospitals.
- improvements to existing fixed assets that go well beyond the requirements of ordinary maintenance and repairs.
- transfer costs of fixed assets, e.g. conveyance fees and costs made by real estate agents, architects and notaries.
Other
Other expenditure of the sector general government. E.g. paid interest, paid current transfers and capital transfers.
Net lending/net borrowing
The balance of expenditure and revenue. The amount of money that a sector or a country can lend or has to borrow, given the current and capital transactions.
Net interest flows of interest swaps
Net interest flows of interest swap contracts.
The profit from or loss on interest of the general government sector from its interest swaps. Interest swaps are financial derivatives, in which the flows of interest of two underlying financial instruments are interchanged.
Balance of general government (EMU-def.)
Balance of the general government sector (EMU-defintion).

Net lending/net borrowing of the general government sector, as defined in the national accounts, plus the net interest flows from interest swap contracts.
The balance of the general government sector (or EMU-balance) is an element of the Stability and Growth Pact. A positive figure indicates a surplus, a negative figure indicates a deficit.
Government debt (EMU)
The consolidated debt of the general government sector (valued at face value) excluding other accounts payable and debt on financial derivatives. Consolidated means that debt relations within the government have been eliminated.

Due to the difference in method of valuation, the sum of debt instruments (face value) is not equal to the sum of debt instruments in the national accounts (market value). The debt according to the EMU-definition consists of the following debt instruments: currency, bills and short term bonds, long term bonds, short term loans and long term loans. The government debt (or EMU-debt) is one of the elements of the Stability and Growth Pact.
Final consumption of general government
Expenditure incurred by the general government sector on goods or services that are used for the direct satisfaction of individual needs or wants or the collective needs of members of the community.

Final consumption expenditure by general government includes two categories of expenditures:
(a) the value of the goods and services produced by general government itself other than own-account capital formation, market output and payments for non-market output or sales of goods and services. Consumption of typical services of government, like defence, safety and education, belong to this category;
(b) purchases by general government of goods and services produced by market producers that are supplied to households, without any transformation, as social transfers in kind. General government pays for these goods and services that the sellers provide to households. In the Netherlands, the benefits related to the Exceptional Medical Health Act (AWBZ), the Health Care Insurance Act (ZVW) and the allowance for child care belong to this category.
Key figures (% of GDP)
Some important figures on government finance statistics as a percentage of the gross domestic product (GDP).

The gross domestic product (market value) is the result of the productive activities of residential production units. It equals to the added value (basic prices) of all industries, completed with some transactions that cannot be attributed to industries.
Revenue
Revenue of the general government sector.
Total revenue
Revenue of the general government sector.
Taxes
Compulsory payments, without a direct good or service provided in return, imposed by units of the general government sector or institutions of the European Union or by foreign governments.

Taxes are divided into:
- taxes on production and imports;
- current taxes on income and wealth
- capital taxes.
Social security contributions
Contributions paid by households to the sector social security funds in order to finance social security benefits.
Sales of goods and services
Proceeds of goods and services delivered by the general government sector.

This corresponds to the term Market output as used in the national accounts.
Other
Other revenues of the general government sector. E.g. interest receivable and dividends, current transfers and capital transfers receivable.
Expenditure
Expenditure of the general government sector.
Total expenditure
Expenditure of the general government sector.
Compensation of employees
Remuneration paid by employers to their employees in return for work done. Employees are all residents and non-residents working in a paid job. It includes remuneration of people working in sheltered workplaces.

Compensation of employees is classified into:
- wages and salaries;
- employers' social contributions.
Use of goods and services
Goods and services used as inputs in a production process, which are transformed into new products at the end of the process, e.g. raw materials, semi-manufactured goods, services of accountants or cleaners, telephone costs.

This corresponds to the term ‘intermediate consumption’ as used in the national accounts.
Social benefits
Social benefits in cash or in kind, awarded to households to relieve the financial burden that result from certain risks and needs (such as illness, invalidity, disability, age, surviving relatives and unemployment).

Social benefits are divided into social benefits in cash and social benefits in kind.
Gross fixed capital formation
Expenditure for produced tangible or intangible assets that are used in the production process for more than one year.

Fixed capital formation also includes:
- work in progress of construction, e.g. unfinished dwellings, non-residential buildings and civil engineering works are recorded as fixed capital formation of the client.
- military structures and equipment, similar to those used by civilian producers, such as airfields and hospitals.
- improvements to existing fixed assets that go well beyond the requirements of ordinary maintenance and repairs.
- transfer costs of fixed assets, e.g. conveyance fees and costs made by real estate agents, architects and notaries.
Other
Other expenditure of the sector general government. E.g. paid interest, paid current transfers and capital transfers.
Balance of general government (EMU-def.)
Balance of the general government sector (EMU-defintion).

Net lending/net borrowing of the general government sector, as defined in the national accounts, plus the net interest flows from interest swap contracts.
The balance of the general government sector (or EMU-balance) is an element of the Stability and Growth Pact. A positive figure indicates a surplus, a negative figure indicates a deficit.
Government debt (EMU)
The consolidated debt of the general government sector (valued at face value) excluding other accounts payable and debt on financial derivatives. Consolidated means that debt relations within the government have been eliminated.

Due to the difference in method of valuation, the sum of debt instruments (face value) is not equal to the sum of debt instruments in the national accounts (market value). The debt according to the EMU-definition consists of the following debt instruments: currency, bills and short term bonds, long term bonds, short term loans and long term loans. The government debt (or EMU-debt) is one of the elements of the Stability and Growth Pact.
Final consumption of general government
Expenditure incurred by the general government sector on goods or services that are used for the direct satisfaction of individual needs or wants or the collective needs of members of the community.

Final consumption expenditure by sector government includes two categories of expenditures:
(a) the value of the goods and services produced by general government itself other than own-account capital formation, market output and payments for non-market output or sales of goods and services. Consumption of typical services of government, like defence, safety and education, belong to this category;
(b) purchases by general government of goods and services produced by market producers that are supplied to households, without any transformation, as social transfers in kind. General government pays for these goods and services that the sellers provide to households. In the Netherlands, the benefits related to the Exceptional Medical Health Act (AWBZ), the Health Cars Insurance Act (ZVW) and the allowance for child care belong to this category.
Final consumption, volume changes
The annual growth of consumption expenditure of the general government sector (i.e. the annual growth in constant prices).

Final consumption of the general government sector is the expenditure incurred by the sector general government on goods or services that are used for the direct satisfaction of individual needs or wants or the collective needs of members of the community.
Labour input
Labour input of employees (1,000 fte jobs). The amount of labour by employees that is used in a certain period. Labour input can be measured in jobs, fte jobs or hours worked. Employees are persons who carry out work during a certain period in return for wages or salary, in cash or in kind.