Government expenditure; transactions, sectors

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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 1995-2017 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 23 September 2020:
Figures on the second quarter of 2020 are available.
The figures for the first quarter of 2020 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.

Government expenditure; transactions, sectors

Transactions Institutional sectors Periods Government expenditure (million euros)
D62+D632 Social benefits and social tr.. Social security funds 2020 2nd quarter* 31,995
D62 Social benefits Social security funds 2020 2nd quarter* 17,781
D632 Social transfers in kind via mark.. Social security funds 2020 2nd quarter* 14,214
Source: CBS.
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