Government expenditure; transactions, sectors

Government expenditure; transactions, sectors

Transactions Institutional sectors Periods Government expenditure (million euros)
P2 Intermediate consumption General government 2021 3rd quarter* 14,063
P2 Intermediate consumption Central government 2021 3rd quarter* 5,343
P2 Intermediate consumption The State 2021 3rd quarter* 3,202
P2 Intermediate consumption Other central government 2021 3rd quarter* 2,141
P2 Intermediate consumption Local government 2021 3rd quarter* 8,259
P2 Intermediate consumption Municipalities 2021 3rd quarter* 3,638
P2 Intermediate consumption Local intergovernmental organisations 2021 3rd quarter* 928
P2 Intermediate consumption Provinces 2021 3rd quarter* 343
P2 Intermediate consumption Public water boards 2021 3rd quarter* 351
P2 Intermediate consumption Other local government 2021 3rd quarter* 2,999
P2 Intermediate consumption Social security funds 2021 3rd quarter* 461
P51c Consumption of fixed capital General government 2021 3rd quarter* 6,609
P51c Consumption of fixed capital Central government 2021 3rd quarter* 3,138
P51c Consumption of fixed capital The State 2021 3rd quarter* 1,492
P51c Consumption of fixed capital Other central government 2021 3rd quarter* 1,646
P51c Consumption of fixed capital Local government 2021 3rd quarter* 3,444
P51c Consumption of fixed capital Municipalities 2021 3rd quarter* 2,020
P51c Consumption of fixed capital Local intergovernmental organisations 2021 3rd quarter* 149
P51c Consumption of fixed capital Provinces 2021 3rd quarter* 231
P51c Consumption of fixed capital Public water boards 2021 3rd quarter* 213
P51c Consumption of fixed capital Other local government 2021 3rd quarter* 831
P51c Consumption of fixed capital Social security funds 2021 3rd quarter* 27
Source: CBS.
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Table description


This table contains information on the expenditure 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 1995-2018 are final. The quarterly figures for 2019 are provisional. The annual figures for 2019 are final. The figures for 2020 and 2021 are provisional.

Changes as of 24 December 2021:
Figures for the third quarter of 2021 are available.
The figures for the second quarter of 2021 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 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.

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Government expenditure
Expenditure of the general government sector.