Government expenditure; transactions, sectors

Government expenditure; transactions, sectors

Transactions Institutional sectors Periods Government expenditure (million euros)
D92+D99 Investment grants and other ca.. General government 2021* 5,884
D92+D99 Investment grants and other ca.. Central government 2021* 5,238
D92+D99 Investment grants and other ca.. The State 2021* 6,621
D92+D99 Investment grants and other ca.. Other central government 2021* 41
D92+D99 Investment grants and other ca.. Local government 2021* 790
D92+D99 Investment grants and other ca.. Municipalities 2021* 458
D92+D99 Investment grants and other ca.. Local intergovernmental organisations 2021* 375
D92+D99 Investment grants and other ca.. Provinces 2021* 560
D92+D99 Investment grants and other ca.. Public water boards 2021* 181
D92+D99 Investment grants and other ca.. Other local government 2021* 0
D92+D99 Investment grants and other ca.. Social security funds 2021* 2,810
D92 Investment grants General government 2021* 880
D92 Investment grants Central government 2021* 2,881
D92 Investment grants The State 2021* 4,262
D92 Investment grants Other central government 2021* 41
D92 Investment grants Local government 2021* 763
D92 Investment grants Municipalities 2021* 431
D92 Investment grants Local intergovernmental organisations 2021* 375
D92 Investment grants Provinces 2021* 544
D92 Investment grants Public water boards 2021* 181
D92 Investment grants Other local government 2021* 0
D92 Investment grants Social security funds 2021* 0
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 25 March 2022:
Figures for the fourth quarter of 2021 and annual figures for 2021 are available. The figures for 2020 and the first three quarters of 2021 have been revised. The revisions to government finance statistics of 2020 have not been implemented in National Accounts. Therefore, data in publications of National Accounts and government finance statistics are temporarily not consistent. Data on 2020 have been revised, in particular as a result of up-to-date information about corona support measures. The changes will be explained in a news item on March 25th 2022. Other subsidies on productions (D39), social transfers in kind (D632) and current transfers within general government (D73) have been adjusted.
Differences will be resolved with the next publication date, June 24th 2022.

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 expenditure
Expenditure of the general government sector.