Government revenue; transactions, sectors

Government revenue; transactions, sectors

Transactions Institutional sectors Periods Government revenue (million euros)
Total government revenue General government 2020* 350,498
Total government revenue Central government 2020* 215,023
Total government revenue The State 2020* 205,880
Total government revenue Other central government 2020* 28,996
Total government revenue Local government 2020* 110,381
Total government revenue Municipalities 2020* 64,681
Total government revenue Local intergovernmental organisations 2020* 12,587
Total government revenue Provinces 2020* 5,759
Total government revenue Public water boards 2020* 3,610
Total government revenue Other local government 2020* 38,232
Total government revenue Social security funds 2020* 156,604
Total taxes and social contributions General government 2020* 317,449
Total taxes and social contributions Central government 2020* 195,984
Total taxes and social contributions The State 2020* 195,507
Total taxes and social contributions Other central government 2020* 477
Total taxes and social contributions Local government 2020* 12,618
Total taxes and social contributions Municipalities 2020* 6,803
Total taxes and social contributions Local intergovernmental organisations 2020* 217
Total taxes and social contributions Provinces 2020* 1,708
Total taxes and social contributions Public water boards 2020* 2,980
Total taxes and social contributions Other local government 2020* 910
Total taxes and social contributions Social security funds 2020* 108,847
Taxes and actual social contributions General government 2020* 313,415
Taxes and actual social contributions Central government 2020* 193,720
Taxes and actual social contributions The State 2020* 193,720
Taxes and actual social contributions Other central government 2020* 0
Taxes and actual social contributions Local government 2020* 10,904
Taxes and actual social contributions Municipalities 2020* 6,278
Taxes and actual social contributions Local intergovernmental organisations 2020* 0
Taxes and actual social contributions Provinces 2020* 1,677
Taxes and actual social contributions Public water boards 2020* 2,949
Taxes and actual social contributions Other local government 2020* 0
Taxes and actual social contributions Social security funds 2020* 108,791
D2+D5+D91 Taxes General government 2020* 204,624
D2+D5+D91 Taxes Central government 2020* 193,720
D2+D5+D91 Taxes The State 2020* 193,720
D2+D5+D91 Taxes Other central government 2020* 0
D2+D5+D91 Taxes Local government 2020* 10,904
D2+D5+D91 Taxes Municipalities 2020* 6,278
D2+D5+D91 Taxes Local intergovernmental organisations 2020* 0
D2+D5+D91 Taxes Provinces 2020* 1,677
D2+D5+D91 Taxes Public water boards 2020* 2,949
D2+D5+D91 Taxes Other local government 2020* 0
D2+D5+D91 Taxes Social security funds 2020* 0
D2 Taxes on production and imports General government 2020* 96,701
D2 Taxes on production and imports Central government 2020* 90,242
D2 Taxes on production and imports The State 2020* 90,242
D2 Taxes on production and imports Other central government 2020* 0
D2 Taxes on production and imports Local government 2020* 6,459
D2 Taxes on production and imports Municipalities 2020* 4,798
D2 Taxes on production and imports Local intergovernmental organisations 2020* 0
D2 Taxes on production and imports Provinces 2020* 335
D2 Taxes on production and imports Public water boards 2020* 1,326
D2 Taxes on production and imports Other local government 2020* 0
D2 Taxes on production and imports Social security funds 2020* 0
D21 Taxes on products General government 2020* 85,250
D21 Taxes on products Central government 2020* 85,250
D21 Taxes on products The State 2020* 85,250
D21 Taxes on products Other central government 2020* 0
D21 Taxes on products Local government 2020* 0
D21 Taxes on products Municipalities 2020* 0
D21 Taxes on products Local intergovernmental organisations 2020* 0
D21 Taxes on products Provinces 2020* 0
D21 Taxes on products Public water boards 2020* 0
D21 Taxes on products Other local government 2020* 0
D21 Taxes on products Social security funds 2020* 0
D211 Value added tax (VAT) General government 2020* 58,211
D211 Value added tax (VAT) Central government 2020* 58,211
D211 Value added tax (VAT) The State 2020* 58,211
D211 Value added tax (VAT) Other central government 2020* 0
D211 Value added tax (VAT) Local government 2020* 0
D211 Value added tax (VAT) Municipalities 2020* 0
D211 Value added tax (VAT) Local intergovernmental organisations 2020* 0
D211 Value added tax (VAT) Provinces 2020* 0
D211 Value added tax (VAT) Public water boards 2020* 0
D211 Value added tax (VAT) Other local government 2020* 0
D211 Value added tax (VAT) Social security funds 2020* 0
D212 Taxes, duties on imports excludin.. General government 2020* 9,352
D212 Taxes, duties on imports excludin.. Central government 2020* 9,352
D212 Taxes, duties on imports excludin.. The State 2020* 9,352
D212 Taxes, duties on imports excludin.. Other central government 2020* 0
D212 Taxes, duties on imports excludin.. Local government 2020* 0
D212 Taxes, duties on imports excludin.. Municipalities 2020* 0
D212 Taxes, duties on imports excludin.. Local intergovernmental organisations 2020* 0
D212 Taxes, duties on imports excludin.. Provinces 2020* 0
D212 Taxes, duties on imports excludin.. Public water boards 2020* 0
D212 Taxes, duties on imports excludin.. Other local government 2020* 0
D212 Taxes, duties on imports excludin.. Social security funds 2020* 0
D214 Other taxes on products General government 2020* 17,687
D214 Other taxes on products Central government 2020* 17,687
D214 Other taxes on products The State 2020* 17,687
D214 Other taxes on products Other central government 2020* 0
D214 Other taxes on products Local government 2020* 0
D214 Other taxes on products Municipalities 2020* 0
D214 Other taxes on products Local intergovernmental organisations 2020* 0
D214 Other taxes on products Provinces 2020* 0
D214 Other taxes on products Public water boards 2020* 0
D214 Other taxes on products Other local government 2020* 0
D214 Other taxes on products Social security funds 2020* 0
D29 Other taxes on production General government 2020* 11,451
Source: CBS.
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Table description


This table contains information on the revenue of the general government sector. The terms and definitions used are in accordance with the framework of National Accounts. National Accounts are based on the international definitions of the European System of Accounts (ESA 2010). Small temporary differences with publications of National Accounts may occur due to the fact that 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 26 March 2021:
Figures for the fourth quarter of 2020 and annual figures on 2020 are available. The figures for previous years and the first three quarters of 2020 have been revised. The revisions to government finance statistics have not been fully implemented in National Accounts. Therefore, figures in publications of National Accounts and government finance statistics are temporarily not consistent. Differences will be resolved with the next publication date, June 24th 2021.
In the context of new Eurostat guidelines, figures on student loans have been adjusted in the interim at Eurostat's request, in deviation from the regular revision policy of the national accounts.

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 most actual figures. Revised yearly figures are published in June each year. Quarterly figures are aligned to the three 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.

Description topics

Government revenue
Revenue of the general government sector.