Government Finance Statistics; key figures 1995-2017


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 2010). 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. Small temporary differences with publications of the National Accounts may occur due to the fact that the government finance statistics are sometimes more up to date.

Data available from:
Yearly figures from 1995 to 2017, quarterly figures from 1999 to 2017.

Status of the figures:
The figures for the periode 1995-2014 are definite. The quartely figures for 2015 are provisional. The annual figures for 2015 are definite. The figures for 2016 and 2017 are provisional.
Because this table is discontinued, figures will not be updated anymore.

Changes as of 22 June 2018:
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.

Government Finance Statistics; key figures 1995-2017

Perioden Key figures (million euros)RevenueTotal revenue (mln euro) Key figures (million euros)RevenueTaxes (mln euro) Key figures (million euros)RevenueSocial security contributions (mln euro) Key figures (million euros)RevenueSales of goods and services (mln euro) Key figures (million euros)RevenueOther (mln euro) Key figures (million euros)ExpenditureTotal expenditure (mln euro) Key figures (million euros)ExpenditureCompensation of employees (mln euro) Key figures (million euros)ExpenditureUse of goods and services (mln euro) Key figures (million euros)ExpenditureSocial benefits (mln euro) Key figures (million euros)ExpenditureGross fixed capital formation (mln euro) Key figures (million euros)ExpenditureOther (mln euro) Key figures (million euros)Balance of the general government sector (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)RevenueTotal revenue (% of GDP) Key figures (% of GDP)RevenueTaxes (% of GDP) Key figures (% of GDP)RevenueSocial security contributions (% of GDP) Key figures (% of GDP)RevenueSales of goods and services (% of GDP) Key figures (% of GDP)RevenueOther (% of GDP) Key figures (% of GDP)ExpenditureTotal expenditure (% of GDP) Key figures (% of GDP)ExpenditureCompensation of employees (% of GDP) Key figures (% of GDP)ExpenditureUse of goods and services (% of GDP) Key figures (% of GDP)ExpenditureSocial benefits (% of GDP) Key figures (% of GDP)ExpenditureGross fixed capital formation (% of GDP) Key figures (% of GDP)ExpenditureOther (% of GDP) Key figures (% of GDP)Balance of the general government sector (% of GDP) Key figures (% of GDP)Government debt (EMU) (% of GDP) Key figures (% of GDP)Final consumption of general government (% of GDP) Key figures (% of GDP)Tax burden (% of GDP) Final consumption, volume changes (%) Labour input (1,000 fte jobs)
2015 292,740 156,300 96,426 17,448 22,566 306,759 59,651 41,988 144,962 24,510 35,648 -14,019 441,401 171,677 42.8 22.9 14.1 2.6 3.3 44.9 8.7 6.1 21.2 3.6 5.2 -2.1 64.6 25.1 37.0 -0.2 970.9
2016* 307,822 165,634 104,253 17,610 20,325 305,249 60,974 40,866 148,269 24,498 30,642 2,573 434,205 173,682 43.8 23.6 14.8 2.5 2.9 43.4 8.7 5.8 21.1 3.5 4.4 0.4 61.8 24.7 38.4 1.2 967.1
2017 1st quarter* 81,534 48,352 24,249 4,274 4,659 76,302 13,889 10,325 36,577 5,781 9,730 5,232 422,638 42,701 44.0 24.2 14.5 2.5 2.8 43.0 8.6 5.8 21.0 3.4 4.1 1.0 59.5 24.6 38.7 1.2 .
2017 2nd quarter* 79,430 45,847 24,478 4,138 4,967 81,013 17,195 10,050 40,936 6,011 6,821 -1,583 420,688 46,068 43.7 24.1 14.4 2.5 2.7 42.6 8.6 5.8 20.8 3.4 4.0 1.1 58.6 24.5 38.5 1.1 .
2017 3rd quarter* 74,197 39,654 25,751 4,209 4,583 75,362 14,028 10,316 36,771 7,086 7,161 -1,165 412,391 42,763 43.6 24.0 14.4 2.4 2.7 42.4 8.5 5.8 20.7 3.5 3.9 1.2 56.9 24.4 38.5 1.4 .
2017 4th quarter* 84,868 46,373 27,780 4,998 5,717 79,338 17,243 10,878 36,512 6,874 7,831 5,530 416,067 46,289 43.7 24.6 13.9 2.4 2.7 42.6 8.5 5.7 20.6 3.5 4.3 1.1 56.7 24.3 38.5 0.9 .
2017* 320,029 180,226 102,258 17,619 19,926 312,015 62,355 41,569 150,796 25,752 31,543 8,014 416,067 177,821 43.7 24.6 13.9 2.4 2.7 42.6 8.5 5.7 20.6 3.5 4.3 1.1 56.7 24.3 38.5 1.2
Source: CBS.
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