Government Finance Statistics; key figures 1995-2017

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 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.

Description topics

Key figures (million euros)
Some important figures on government finance statistics.
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.
- weapon systems.
- expenditure on research and development.
- expenditure on computer software and databases.
- 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.
Seasonally adjusted
Key figures corrected for seasonal effects.
Expenditure
Expenditure of the general government sector.
Expenditure per quarter corrected for seasonal effects.
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.
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.
- weapon systems.
- expenditure on research and development.
- expenditure on computer software and databases.
- 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.
Seasonally adjusted
Key figures of the general government sector per quarter corrected for seasonal effects as a percentages percentage of gross domestic product (GDP) per quarter corrected for seasonal effects.
Expenditure
Expenditure of the general government sector.
Expenditure per quarter corrected for seasonal effects.

Expenditure of the general government sector per quarter corrected for seasonal effects as a percentages percentage of gross domestic product (GDP) per quarter corrected for seasonal effects.