Government Finance Statistics; key figures


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 3 July 2020:
The table now includes figures about the price change of the material consumption of government (IMOC).

Changes as of 24 June 2020:
Figures on the first quarter of 2020 are available. The quarterly figures for 2017, 2018 and 2019 and the annual figures 2018 and 2019 have been adjusted.
In the context of the revision policy of the National accounts the annual figures from 1995 and the quarterly figures from 1999 of the financial accounts of general government have been revised. The figures are in line with the publications of the National accounts.
Seasonally adjusted revenue, expenditure and balance of the general government sector have been adjusted.
The quarterly figures for 2017 and the annual figures for 2018 are final.

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 Price change Material consumption of government(IMOC) (%)
2020 1st quarter* .
Source: CBS.
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