Government expenditure and consumption; functions, transactions, sectors

Government expenditure and consumption; functions, transactions, sectors

Transactions Functions of general government Institutional sectors Periods Government expenditure and consumption (million euros)
Total government expenditure 4.2 Agriculture, forestry, fishery, an.. General government 2020* 1,407
Total government expenditure 4.2 Agriculture, forestry, fishery, an.. Central government 2020* 1,328
Total government expenditure 4.2 Agriculture, forestry, fishery, an.. The State 2020* 1,251
Total government expenditure 4.2 Agriculture, forestry, fishery, an.. Other central government 2020* 95
Total government expenditure 4.2 Agriculture, forestry, fishery, an.. Local government 2020* 102
Total government expenditure 4.2 Agriculture, forestry, fishery, an.. Social security funds 2020* 0
Total government expenditure 8. Recreation, culture and religion General government 2020* 10,390
Total government expenditure 8. Recreation, culture and religion Central government 2020* 3,435
Total government expenditure 8. Recreation, culture and religion The State 2020* 3,159
Total government expenditure 8. Recreation, culture and religion Other central government 2020* 2,132
Total government expenditure 8. Recreation, culture and religion Local government 2020* 7,438
Total government expenditure 8. Recreation, culture and religion Social security funds 2020* 0
Total government expenditure 8.5 R&D Recreation, culture and religion General government 2020* 87
Total government expenditure 8.5 R&D Recreation, culture and religion Central government 2020* 67
Total government expenditure 8.5 R&D Recreation, culture and religion The State 2020* 0
Total government expenditure 8.5 R&D Recreation, culture and religion Other central government 2020* 67
Total government expenditure 8.5 R&D Recreation, culture and religion Local government 2020* 20
Total government expenditure 8.5 R&D Recreation, culture and religion Social security funds 2020* 0
Total government expenditure 8.6 Recreation, culture and religion n.. General government 2020* 0
Total government expenditure 8.6 Recreation, culture and religion n.. Central government 2020* 0
Total government expenditure 8.6 Recreation, culture and religion n.. The State 2020* 0
Total government expenditure 8.6 Recreation, culture and religion n.. Other central government 2020* 0
Total government expenditure 8.6 Recreation, culture and religion n.. Local government 2020* 0
Total government expenditure 8.6 Recreation, culture and religion n.. Social security funds 2020* 0
P2 Intermediate consumption 4.2 Agriculture, forestry, fishery, an.. General government 2020* 424
P2 Intermediate consumption 4.2 Agriculture, forestry, fishery, an.. Central government 2020* 394
P2 Intermediate consumption 4.2 Agriculture, forestry, fishery, an.. The State 2020* 355
P2 Intermediate consumption 4.2 Agriculture, forestry, fishery, an.. Other central government 2020* 39
P2 Intermediate consumption 4.2 Agriculture, forestry, fishery, an.. Local government 2020* 30
P2 Intermediate consumption 4.2 Agriculture, forestry, fishery, an.. Social security funds 2020* 0
P2 Intermediate consumption 8. Recreation, culture and religion General government 2020* 3,948
P2 Intermediate consumption 8. Recreation, culture and religion Central government 2020* 742
P2 Intermediate consumption 8. Recreation, culture and religion The State 2020* 116
P2 Intermediate consumption 8. Recreation, culture and religion Other central government 2020* 626
P2 Intermediate consumption 8. Recreation, culture and religion Local government 2020* 3,206
P2 Intermediate consumption 8. Recreation, culture and religion Social security funds 2020* 0
P2 Intermediate consumption 8.5 R&D Recreation, culture and religion General government 2020* 19
P2 Intermediate consumption 8.5 R&D Recreation, culture and religion Central government 2020* 13
P2 Intermediate consumption 8.5 R&D Recreation, culture and religion The State 2020* 0
P2 Intermediate consumption 8.5 R&D Recreation, culture and religion Other central government 2020* 13
P2 Intermediate consumption 8.5 R&D Recreation, culture and religion Local government 2020* 6
P2 Intermediate consumption 8.5 R&D Recreation, culture and religion Social security funds 2020* 0
P2 Intermediate consumption 8.6 Recreation, culture and religion n.. General government 2020* 0
P2 Intermediate consumption 8.6 Recreation, culture and religion n.. Central government 2020* 0
P2 Intermediate consumption 8.6 Recreation, culture and religion n.. The State 2020* 0
P2 Intermediate consumption 8.6 Recreation, culture and religion n.. Other central government 2020* 0
P2 Intermediate consumption 8.6 Recreation, culture and religion n.. Local government 2020* 0
P2 Intermediate consumption 8.6 Recreation, culture and religion n.. Social security funds 2020* 0
D1 Compensation of employees 4.2 Agriculture, forestry, fishery, an.. General government 2020* 395
D1 Compensation of employees 4.2 Agriculture, forestry, fishery, an.. Central government 2020* 378
D1 Compensation of employees 4.2 Agriculture, forestry, fishery, an.. The State 2020* 322
D1 Compensation of employees 4.2 Agriculture, forestry, fishery, an.. Other central government 2020* 56
D1 Compensation of employees 4.2 Agriculture, forestry, fishery, an.. Local government 2020* 17
D1 Compensation of employees 4.2 Agriculture, forestry, fishery, an.. Social security funds 2020* 0
D1 Compensation of employees 8. Recreation, culture and religion General government 2020* 2,372
D1 Compensation of employees 8. Recreation, culture and religion Central government 2020* 460
D1 Compensation of employees 8. Recreation, culture and religion The State 2020* 87
D1 Compensation of employees 8. Recreation, culture and religion Other central government 2020* 373
D1 Compensation of employees 8. Recreation, culture and religion Local government 2020* 1,912
D1 Compensation of employees 8. Recreation, culture and religion Social security funds 2020* 0
D1 Compensation of employees 8.5 R&D Recreation, culture and religion General government 2020* 21
D1 Compensation of employees 8.5 R&D Recreation, culture and religion Central government 2020* 20
D1 Compensation of employees 8.5 R&D Recreation, culture and religion The State 2020* 0
D1 Compensation of employees 8.5 R&D Recreation, culture and religion Other central government 2020* 20
D1 Compensation of employees 8.5 R&D Recreation, culture and religion Local government 2020* 1
D1 Compensation of employees 8.5 R&D Recreation, culture and religion Social security funds 2020* 0
D1 Compensation of employees 8.6 Recreation, culture and religion n.. General government 2020* 0
D1 Compensation of employees 8.6 Recreation, culture and religion n.. Central government 2020* 0
D1 Compensation of employees 8.6 Recreation, culture and religion n.. The State 2020* 0
D1 Compensation of employees 8.6 Recreation, culture and religion n.. Other central government 2020* 0
D1 Compensation of employees 8.6 Recreation, culture and religion n.. Local government 2020* 0
D1 Compensation of employees 8.6 Recreation, culture and religion n.. Social security funds 2020* 0
D41 Interest; definition National Acco.. 4.2 Agriculture, forestry, fishery, an.. General government 2020*
D41 Interest; definition National Acco.. 4.2 Agriculture, forestry, fishery, an.. Central government 2020*
D41 Interest; definition National Acco.. 4.2 Agriculture, forestry, fishery, an.. The State 2020*
D41 Interest; definition National Acco.. 4.2 Agriculture, forestry, fishery, an.. Other central government 2020*
D41 Interest; definition National Acco.. 4.2 Agriculture, forestry, fishery, an.. Local government 2020*
D41 Interest; definition National Acco.. 4.2 Agriculture, forestry, fishery, an.. Social security funds 2020*
D41 Interest; definition National Acco.. 8. Recreation, culture and religion General government 2020*
D41 Interest; definition National Acco.. 8. Recreation, culture and religion Central government 2020*
D41 Interest; definition National Acco.. 8. Recreation, culture and religion The State 2020*
D41 Interest; definition National Acco.. 8. Recreation, culture and religion Other central government 2020*
D41 Interest; definition National Acco.. 8. Recreation, culture and religion Local government 2020*
D41 Interest; definition National Acco.. 8. Recreation, culture and religion Social security funds 2020*
D41 Interest; definition National Acco.. 8.5 R&D Recreation, culture and religion General government 2020*
D41 Interest; definition National Acco.. 8.5 R&D Recreation, culture and religion Central government 2020*
D41 Interest; definition National Acco.. 8.5 R&D Recreation, culture and religion The State 2020*
D41 Interest; definition National Acco.. 8.5 R&D Recreation, culture and religion Other central government 2020*
D41 Interest; definition National Acco.. 8.5 R&D Recreation, culture and religion Local government 2020*
D41 Interest; definition National Acco.. 8.5 R&D Recreation, culture and religion Social security funds 2020*
D41 Interest; definition National Acco.. 8.6 Recreation, culture and religion n.. General government 2020*
D41 Interest; definition National Acco.. 8.6 Recreation, culture and religion n.. Central government 2020*
D41 Interest; definition National Acco.. 8.6 Recreation, culture and religion n.. The State 2020*
D41 Interest; definition National Acco.. 8.6 Recreation, culture and religion n.. Other central government 2020*
D41 Interest; definition National Acco.. 8.6 Recreation, culture and religion n.. Local government 2020*
D41 Interest; definition National Acco.. 8.6 Recreation, culture and religion n.. Social security funds 2020*
D62+D632 Social benefits and social tr.. 4.2 Agriculture, forestry, fishery, an.. General government 2020*
D62+D632 Social benefits and social tr.. 4.2 Agriculture, forestry, fishery, an.. Central government 2020*
D62+D632 Social benefits and social tr.. 4.2 Agriculture, forestry, fishery, an.. The State 2020*
D62+D632 Social benefits and social tr.. 4.2 Agriculture, forestry, fishery, an.. Other central government 2020*
Source: CBS.
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Table description


This table contains information on expenditure and consumption broken down into functions 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). The Classification of the Functions of Government (COFOG 1999) is used for the classification of the functions. The second level function determines whether consumption of government is collective or individual. 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.

Status of the figures:
The figures for the period 1995-2019 are definite. The figures for 2020 are provisional.

Changes as of 29 November 2021:
The provisional figures for 2019 have been added.
The figures for 2019 are definite.

In the context of the revision policy the figures from 1995 of the expenditure of general government by function have been revised. Figures of "The State" in the function education are changed by a new recording of the conditional Student Loans. Figures of the local government are changed by the introduction of new source data for recent years, and a repair of the break in the time series.

When will new figures be published?
New figures will be published in the second half of the year. Provisional figures will become final and final figures can be revised at the same time. More information on the revision policy of National Accounts can be found under 'relevant articles' under paragraph 3.

Description topics

Government expenditure and consumption
Government expenditure and final consumption expenditure.

Government expenditure consists of intermediate consumption, compensation of employees, interest, social benefits, social transfers in kind via market producers, paid subsidies, other current expenditure and capital expenditure.

Government final consumption expenditure is equal to the the total of their output plus the expenditure on products supplied to households via market producers minus the sales of goods and services. The output of government is equal to the sum of its costs of production: Compensation of employees, intermediate consumption, consumption of fixed capital, and taxes on production paid net of subsidies on production received.