Government expenditure; transactions, sectors

Government expenditure; transactions, sectors

Transactions Institutional sectors Periods Government expenditure (million euros)
Total government expenditure General government 2021 3rd quarter* 93,557
Total government expenditure Central government 2021 3rd quarter* 62,536
Total government expenditure The State 2021 3rd quarter* 60,356
Total government expenditure Other central government 2021 3rd quarter* 7,614
Total government expenditure Local government 2021 3rd quarter* 27,771
Total government expenditure Municipalities 2021 3rd quarter* 15,591
Total government expenditure Local intergovernmental organisations 2021 3rd quarter* 3,266
Total government expenditure Provinces 2021 3rd quarter* 1,572
Total government expenditure Public water boards 2021 3rd quarter* 921
Total government expenditure Other local government 2021 3rd quarter* 9,907
Total government expenditure Social security funds 2021 3rd quarter* 36,362
Other current expenditure General government 2021 3rd quarter* 3,286
Other current expenditure Central government 2021 3rd quarter* 34,705
Other current expenditure The State 2021 3rd quarter* 39,251
Other current expenditure Other central government 2021 3rd quarter* 331
Other current expenditure Local government 2021 3rd quarter* 648
Other current expenditure Municipalities 2021 3rd quarter* 3,302
Other current expenditure Local intergovernmental organisations 2021 3rd quarter* 253
Other current expenditure Provinces 2021 3rd quarter* 286
Other current expenditure Public water boards 2021 3rd quarter* 45
Other current expenditure Other local government 2021 3rd quarter* 80
Other current expenditure Social security funds 2021 3rd quarter* 421
Capital expenditure General government 2021 3rd quarter* 6,603
Capital expenditure Central government 2021 3rd quarter* 4,173
Capital expenditure The State 2021 3rd quarter* 2,969
Capital expenditure Other central government 2021 3rd quarter* 1,751
Capital expenditure Local government 2021 3rd quarter* 2,994
Capital expenditure Municipalities 2021 3rd quarter* 1,443
Capital expenditure Local intergovernmental organisations 2021 3rd quarter* 165
Capital expenditure Provinces 2021 3rd quarter* 502
Capital expenditure Public water boards 2021 3rd quarter* 333
Capital expenditure Other local government 2021 3rd quarter* 710
Capital expenditure Social security funds 2021 3rd quarter* 44
Source: CBS.
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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.