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 1. General public services General government 2020* 32,978
Total government expenditure 1.3 General services General government 2020* 3,009
Total government expenditure 1.5 R&D general public services General government 2020* 40
Total government expenditure 1.6 General public services n.e.c. General government 2020* 54
Total government expenditure 1.8 Transfers of a general character b.. General government 2020*
Total government expenditure 4.1 General economic, commercial and l.. General government 2020* 24,057
P2 Intermediate consumption 1. General public services General government 2020* 5,776
P2 Intermediate consumption 1.3 General services General government 2020* 1,280
P2 Intermediate consumption 1.5 R&D general public services General government 2020* 8
P2 Intermediate consumption 1.6 General public services n.e.c. General government 2020* 14
P2 Intermediate consumption 1.8 Transfers of a general character b.. General government 2020*
P2 Intermediate consumption 4.1 General economic, commercial and l.. General government 2020* 974
D1 Compensation of employees 1. General public services General government 2020* 7,062
D1 Compensation of employees 1.3 General services General government 2020* 1,292
D1 Compensation of employees 1.5 R&D general public services General government 2020* 12
D1 Compensation of employees 1.6 General public services n.e.c. General government 2020* 21
D1 Compensation of employees 1.8 Transfers of a general character b.. General government 2020*
D1 Compensation of employees 4.1 General economic, commercial and l.. General government 2020* 1,262
D41 Interest; definition National Acco.. 1. General public services General government 2020* 5,443
D41 Interest; definition National Acco.. 1.3 General services General government 2020*
D41 Interest; definition National Acco.. 1.5 R&D general public services General government 2020*
D41 Interest; definition National Acco.. 1.6 General public services n.e.c. General government 2020*
D41 Interest; definition National Acco.. 1.8 Transfers of a general character b.. General government 2020*
D41 Interest; definition National Acco.. 4.1 General economic, commercial and l.. General government 2020*
D62+D632 Social benefits and social tr.. 1. General public services General government 2020*
D62+D632 Social benefits and social tr.. 1.3 General services General government 2020*
D62+D632 Social benefits and social tr.. 1.5 R&D general public services General government 2020*
D62+D632 Social benefits and social tr.. 1.6 General public services n.e.c. General government 2020*
D62+D632 Social benefits and social tr.. 1.8 Transfers of a general character b.. General government 2020*
D62+D632 Social benefits and social tr.. 4.1 General economic, commercial and l.. General government 2020*
D62 Social benefits 1. General public services General government 2020*
D62 Social benefits 1.3 General services General government 2020*
D62 Social benefits 1.5 R&D general public services General government 2020*
D62 Social benefits 1.6 General public services n.e.c. General government 2020*
D62 Social benefits 1.8 Transfers of a general character b.. General government 2020*
D62 Social benefits 4.1 General economic, commercial and l.. General government 2020*
D632 Social transfers in kind via mark.. 1. General public services General government 2020*
D632 Social transfers in kind via mark.. 1.3 General services General government 2020*
D632 Social transfers in kind via mark.. 1.5 R&D general public services General government 2020*
D632 Social transfers in kind via mark.. 1.6 General public services n.e.c. General government 2020*
D632 Social transfers in kind via mark.. 1.8 Transfers of a general character b.. General government 2020*
D632 Social transfers in kind via mark.. 4.1 General economic, commercial and l.. General government 2020*
D3 Subsidies 1. General public services General government 2020* 556
D3 Subsidies 1.3 General services General government 2020* 0
D3 Subsidies 1.5 R&D general public services General government 2020* 0
D3 Subsidies 1.6 General public services n.e.c. General government 2020* 0
D3 Subsidies 1.8 Transfers of a general character b.. General government 2020*
D3 Subsidies 4.1 General economic, commercial and l.. General government 2020* 20,183
Other current expenditure 1. General public services General government 2020* 9,593
Other current expenditure 1.3 General services General government 2020* 67
Other current expenditure 1.5 R&D general public services General government 2020* 0
Other current expenditure 1.6 General public services n.e.c. General government 2020* 18
Other current expenditure 1.8 Transfers of a general character b.. General government 2020*
Other current expenditure 4.1 General economic, commercial and l.. General government 2020* 183
D29+D5 Tax expenditure 1. General public services General government 2020* 164
D29+D5 Tax expenditure 1.3 General services General government 2020* 45
D29+D5 Tax expenditure 1.5 R&D general public services General government 2020* 0
D29+D5 Tax expenditure 1.6 General public services n.e.c. General government 2020* 0
D29+D5 Tax expenditure 1.8 Transfers of a general character b.. General government 2020*
D29+D5 Tax expenditure 4.1 General economic, commercial and l.. General government 2020* 8
D4N Other property income 1. General public services General government 2020* 1
D4N Other property income 1.3 General services General government 2020* 1
D4N Other property income 1.5 R&D general public services General government 2020* 0
D4N Other property income 1.6 General public services n.e.c. General government 2020* 0
D4N Other property income 1.8 Transfers of a general character b.. General government 2020*
D4N Other property income 4.1 General economic, commercial and l.. General government 2020* 1
D7 Other current transfers 1. General public services General government 2020* 9,428
D7 Other current transfers 1.3 General services General government 2020* 21
D7 Other current transfers 1.5 R&D general public services General government 2020* 0
D7 Other current transfers 1.6 General public services n.e.c. General government 2020* 18
D7 Other current transfers 1.8 Transfers of a general character b.. General government 2020*
D7 Other current transfers 4.1 General economic, commercial and l.. General government 2020* 174
Capital expenditure 1. General public services General government 2020* 4,548
Capital expenditure 1.3 General services General government 2020* 370
Capital expenditure 1.5 R&D general public services General government 2020* 20
Capital expenditure 1.6 General public services n.e.c. General government 2020* 1
Capital expenditure 1.8 Transfers of a general character b.. General government 2020*
Capital expenditure 4.1 General economic, commercial and l.. General government 2020* 1,455
P51g Gross fixed capital formation 1. General public services General government 2020* 3,755
P51g Gross fixed capital formation 1.3 General services General government 2020* 436
P51g Gross fixed capital formation 1.5 R&D general public services General government 2020* 20
P51g Gross fixed capital formation 1.6 General public services n.e.c. General government 2020* 1
P51g Gross fixed capital formation 1.8 Transfers of a general character b.. General government 2020*
P51g Gross fixed capital formation 4.1 General economic, commercial and l.. General government 2020* 174
P52+P53 Changes in invent. incl. valua.. 1. General public services General government 2020* 14
P52+P53 Changes in invent. incl. valua.. 1.3 General services General government 2020* 13
P52+P53 Changes in invent. incl. valua.. 1.5 R&D general public services General government 2020* 0
P52+P53 Changes in invent. incl. valua.. 1.6 General public services n.e.c. General government 2020* 0
P52+P53 Changes in invent. incl. valua.. 1.8 Transfers of a general character b.. General government 2020*
P52+P53 Changes in invent. incl. valua.. 4.1 General economic, commercial and l.. General government 2020* 14
NP Acq. less disposals of non-prod. as.. 1. General public services General government 2020* -78
NP Acq. less disposals of non-prod. as.. 1.3 General services General government 2020* -84
NP Acq. less disposals of non-prod. as.. 1.5 R&D general public services General government 2020* 0
NP Acq. less disposals of non-prod. as.. 1.6 General public services n.e.c. General government 2020* 0
NP Acq. less disposals of non-prod. as.. 1.8 Transfers of a general character b.. General government 2020*
NP Acq. less disposals of non-prod. as.. 4.1 General economic, commercial and l.. General government 2020* -2
D92 Investment grants 1. General public services General government 2020* 12
D92 Investment grants 1.3 General services General government 2020* 5
D92 Investment grants 1.5 R&D general public services General government 2020* 0
D92 Investment grants 1.6 General public services n.e.c. General government 2020* 0
Source: CBS.
Explanation of symbols

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.