Consumption expenditure by purpose; National Accounts

Consumption expenditure by purpose; National Accounts

Periods Value at current prices Total final consumption expenditure (million euros) Value at current prices Total actual individual consumption Total (million euros) Value at current prices Total actual individual consumption Food and non-alcoholic beverages (million euros) Value at current prices Total actual individual consumption Alcoholic beverages, tobacco, narcotic (million euros) Value at current prices Total actual individual consumption Clothing and footwear (million euros) Value at current prices Total actual individual consumption Housing, water, electricity, gas, fuel (million euros) Value at current prices Total actual individual consumption Furnishings, equipment and maintenance (million euros) Value at current prices Total actual individual consumption Health (million euros) Value at current prices Total actual individual consumption Transport (million euros) Value at current prices Total actual individual consumption Communication (million euros) Value at current prices Total actual individual consumption Recreation and culture (million euros) Value at current prices Total actual individual consumption Education (million euros) Value at current prices Total actual individual consumption Restaurants and hotels (million euros) Value at current prices Total actual individual consumption Social protection (million euros) Value at current prices Total actual individual consumption Other purposes (million euros) Value at current prices Total actual individual consumption Consumption non-residents in Netherlands (million euros) Value at current prices Total actual individual consumption Consumption by Dutch residents abroad (million euros)
2021* 584,774 513,697 44,599 11,560 16,870 97,165 23,637 71,662 40,395 8,777 38,088 39,813 23,568 52,624 45,506 7,971 7,404
Source: CBS.
Explanation of symbols

Table description


This table contains detailed data on final consumption expenditure which are divided into categories conform the classification of infividual consumption by purpose (COICOP). Total final consumption expenditure consist of actual individual final consumption, the final consumption expenditure by households including non-profit institutions, individual and collective final consumption of general government.

Data available from: 1995.

Status of the figures:
Data from 1995 up to and including 2020 are final. Data of 2021 are provisional.

Changes as of June 24th 2022:
Data of 2021 have been added to this table.

When will new figures be published?
Provisional data are published 6 months after the end of the reporting year. Final data are released 18 months after the end of the reporting year.

Description topics

Value at current prices
The values are expressed at prices of the reporting period. Alternatively, values may be expressed at constant prices. In this case, prices of a reference period are used.
Total final consumption expenditure
Expenditure on goods or services that are used for the direct satisfaction of individual or collective needs. Expenses may be made at home or abroad, but they are always made by resident institutional units, that are households or institutions residing in the Netherlands. By definition only households, non-profit institutions serving households (NPISHs) and government institutions consume. Enterprises do not: expenses they make on goods and services are thought to serve production and are therefore classified as intermediate consumption of fixed capital formation. The general government is a special case. The government also has intermediate consumption, just like enterprises. But the output delivered by the government which is not directly paid for, non-market output (like safety), is classified as consumption by the general government. It is said that the government 'consumes its own production'. The system of national accounts demands that all that is produced is also consumed (or serves as an investment). By convention, government output is consumed by the government itself. This is not the only consumption by the general government. It also contains social transfers in kind. In the Netherlands this mainly concerns health care bills paid for by the government and an allowance for the rent.
Total actual individual consumption
Goods and services for individual consumption ('individual goods and services') are goods and services acquired by a household and used to satisfy the needs and wants of members of that household. Individual goods and services have the following characteristics:
- it is possible to observe and record the acquisition of the goods and services by an individual household or member thereof and also the time at which the acquisition took place;
- the household has agreed to the provision of the goods and services and takes the action necessary to consume the goods and services, for example by attending a school or clinic;
- the goods and services are such that their acquisition by one household or person, or by a group of persons, precludes its acquisition by other households or persons.
Total
Food and non-alcoholic beverages
Alcoholic beverages, tobacco, narcotic
Clothing and footwear
Housing, water, electricity, gas, fuel
Furnishings, equipment and maintenance
Furnishings, household equipment and household maintenance
Health
Transport
Communication
Recreation and culture
Education
Restaurants and hotels
Social protection
Other purposes
Consumption non-residents in Netherlands
Final consumption by non-residents in the Netherlands
Consumption by Dutch residents abroad
Final consumption by Dutch residents in the rest of the world