Government Finance Statistics; key figures

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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). 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, quarterly figures from 1999.

Status of the figures:
The figures for the period 1995-2017 are final. The quarterly figures for 2018 are provisional. The annual figures for 2018 are final. The figures for 2019 and 2020 are provisional.

Changes as of 23 September 2020:
Figures on the second quarter of 2020 are available.
The figures for the first quarter of 2020 have been adjusted.
Seasonally adjusted revenue, expenditure and balance of the general government sector have been adjusted.

When will new figures be published?
Initial quarterly figures are published three months after the end of the quarter. In September the figures on the first quarter are revised, in December the figures on the second quarter are revised and in March the first three quarters are revised. Yearly figures are published for the first time three months after the end of the year concerned. Yearly figures are revised two times: 6 and 18 months after the end of the year. Please note that there is a possibility that adjustments might take place at the end of March or September, in order to provide the European Commission with the latest figures. Revised yearly figures are published in June each year. Quarterly figures are aligned to revised years at the end of June. More information on the revision policy of National Accounts can be found under 'relevant articles' under paragraph 3.

Government Finance Statistics; key figures

Periods Key figures (million euros)Government revenue (million euros) Key figures (million euros)Government expenditure (million euros) Key figures (million euros)Balance of the general government sector (million euros) Key figures (million euros)Fiscal burden (million euros) Key figures (million euros)Final consumption of general government (million euros) Memorandum items (million euros)Net saving (million euros) Memorandum items (million euros)Net saving and capital transfers (million euros) Memorandum items (million euros)Natural gas revenue (million euros) Key figures (% of GDP)Government revenue (% of GDP) Key figures (% of GDP)Government expenditure (% 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)Fiscal burden (% of GDP) Key figures (% of GDP)Final consumption of general government (% of GDP) Memorandum items (% of GDP)Net saving (% of GDP) Memorandum items (% of GDP)Net saving and capital transfers (% of GDP) Memorandum items (% of GDP)Natural gas revenue (% of GDP) Labour input of government employeesPersons (1,000 persons) Labour input of government employeesFte jobs (1,000 fte jobs) Labour input of government employeesHours worked (million hours) Price change Material consumption of government(IMOC) (%)
2018 2nd quarter* 85,295 84,844 451 74,137 48,001 649 140 . 43.9 42.1 1.8 54.0 38.5 24.3 2.0 1.7 . . . . .
2018 3rd quarter* 79,149 78,153 996 68,994 45,703 783 1,218 . 44.0 42.1 1.9 52.9 38.5 24.3 2.1 1.9 . . . . .
2018 4th quarter* 84,168 84,772 -604 74,462 49,681 105 -583 . 43.7 42.3 1.4 52.4 38.4 24.4 1.7 1.3 . . . . .
2018 337,976 327,365 10,611 296,936 188,611 13,198 10,441 2,677 43.7 42.3 1.4 52.4 38.4 24.4 1.7 1.3 0.3 1,103 957 1,526 2.3
2019 1st quarter* 94,686 83,999 10,687 84,920 47,805 13,216 10,982 . 43.9 42.4 1.5 50.9 38.7 24.4 1.9 1.5 . . . . .
2019 2nd quarter* 88,635 87,939 696 78,157 50,684 823 954 . 43.8 42.3 1.5 51.0 38.7 24.5 1.9 1.6 . . . . .
2019 3rd quarter* 81,742 82,188 -446 72,344 48,161 11 -70 . 43.6 42.3 1.3 49.3 38.7 24.5 1.8 1.4 . . . . .
2019 4th quarter* 89,288 86,298 2,990 79,709 51,912 2,958 2,824 . 43.7 42.0 1.7 48.7 38.9 24.5 2.1 1.8 . . . . .
2019* 354,351 340,424 13,927 315,130 198,562 17,008 14,690 1,147 43.7 42.0 1.7 48.7 38.9 24.5 2.1 1.8 0.1 1,121 972 1,558 2.5
2020 1st quarter* 95,840 86,581 9,259 85,894 48,993 11,674 9,647 . 43.6 42.1 1.5 49.5 38.8 24.5 1.9 1.6 . . . . .
2020 2nd quarter* 82,452 106,335 -23,883 73,703 50,241 -23,925 -23,610 . 43.7 45.2 -1.5 55.2 39.0 24.9 -1.2 -1.4 . . . . .
Source: CBS.
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