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 3.2 Fire-protection services General government 2021* 1,756
Total government expenditure 3.2 Fire-protection services Central government 2021* 179
Total government expenditure 3.2 Fire-protection services The State 2021* 216
Total government expenditure 3.2 Fire-protection services Other central government 2021* 0
Total government expenditure 3.2 Fire-protection services Local government 2021* 1,727
Total government expenditure 3.2 Fire-protection services Social security funds 2021* 0
Total government expenditure 5. Environmental protection General government 2021* 11,938
Total government expenditure 5. Environmental protection Central government 2021* 1,769
Total government expenditure 5. Environmental protection The State 2021* 1,270
Total government expenditure 5. Environmental protection Other central government 2021* 568
Total government expenditure 5. Environmental protection Local government 2021* 10,781
Total government expenditure 5. Environmental protection Social security funds 2021* 0
Total government expenditure 5.4 Protection of biodiversity and lan.. General government 2021* 1,081
Total government expenditure 5.4 Protection of biodiversity and lan.. Central government 2021* 564
Total government expenditure 5.4 Protection of biodiversity and lan.. The State 2021* 214
Total government expenditure 5.4 Protection of biodiversity and lan.. Other central government 2021* 408
Total government expenditure 5.4 Protection of biodiversity and lan.. Local government 2021* 676
Total government expenditure 5.4 Protection of biodiversity and lan.. Social security funds 2021* 0
Total government expenditure 5.5 R&D Environmental protection General government 2021* 293
Total government expenditure 5.5 R&D Environmental protection Central government 2021* 273
Total government expenditure 5.5 R&D Environmental protection The State 2021* 113
Total government expenditure 5.5 R&D Environmental protection Other central government 2021* 160
Total government expenditure 5.5 R&D Environmental protection Local government 2021* 20
Total government expenditure 5.5 R&D Environmental protection Social security funds 2021* 0
Total government expenditure 5.6 Environmental protection n.e.c. General government 2021* 229
Total government expenditure 5.6 Environmental protection n.e.c. Central government 2021* 278
Total government expenditure 5.6 Environmental protection n.e.c. The State 2021* 278
Total government expenditure 5.6 Environmental protection n.e.c. Other central government 2021* 0
Total government expenditure 5.6 Environmental protection n.e.c. Local government 2021* 0
Total government expenditure 5.6 Environmental protection n.e.c. Social security funds 2021* 0
Total government expenditure 10. Social protection General government 2021* 142,448
Total government expenditure 10. Social protection Central government 2021* 69,956
Total government expenditure 10. Social protection The State 2021* 69,450
Total government expenditure 10. Social protection Other central government 2021* 1,851
Total government expenditure 10. Social protection Local government 2021* 30,932
Total government expenditure 10. Social protection Social security funds 2021* 82,546
Total government expenditure 10.8 R&D Social protection General government 2021* 88
Total government expenditure 10.8 R&D Social protection Central government 2021* 88
Total government expenditure 10.8 R&D Social protection The State 2021* 0
Total government expenditure 10.8 R&D Social protection Other central government 2021* 88
Total government expenditure 10.8 R&D Social protection Local government 2021* 0
Total government expenditure 10.8 R&D Social protection Social security funds 2021* 0
Total government expenditure 10.9 Social protection n.e.c. General government 2021* 11
Total government expenditure 10.9 Social protection n.e.c. Central government 2021* 273
Total government expenditure 10.9 Social protection n.e.c. The State 2021* 275
Total government expenditure 10.9 Social protection n.e.c. Other central government 2021* 0
Total government expenditure 10.9 Social protection n.e.c. Local government 2021* 0
Total government expenditure 10.9 Social protection n.e.c. Social security funds 2021* 0
P2 Intermediate consumption 3.2 Fire-protection services General government 2021* 478
P2 Intermediate consumption 3.2 Fire-protection services Central government 2021* 26
P2 Intermediate consumption 3.2 Fire-protection services The State 2021* 26
P2 Intermediate consumption 3.2 Fire-protection services Other central government 2021* 0
P2 Intermediate consumption 3.2 Fire-protection services Local government 2021* 452
P2 Intermediate consumption 3.2 Fire-protection services Social security funds 2021* 0
P2 Intermediate consumption 5. Environmental protection General government 2021* 5,584
P2 Intermediate consumption 5. Environmental protection Central government 2021* 450
P2 Intermediate consumption 5. Environmental protection The State 2021* 282
P2 Intermediate consumption 5. Environmental protection Other central government 2021* 168
P2 Intermediate consumption 5. Environmental protection Local government 2021* 5,134
P2 Intermediate consumption 5. Environmental protection Social security funds 2021* 0
P2 Intermediate consumption 5.4 Protection of biodiversity and lan.. General government 2021* 384
P2 Intermediate consumption 5.4 Protection of biodiversity and lan.. Central government 2021* 164
P2 Intermediate consumption 5.4 Protection of biodiversity and lan.. The State 2021* 23
P2 Intermediate consumption 5.4 Protection of biodiversity and lan.. Other central government 2021* 141
P2 Intermediate consumption 5.4 Protection of biodiversity and lan.. Local government 2021* 220
P2 Intermediate consumption 5.4 Protection of biodiversity and lan.. Social security funds 2021* 0
P2 Intermediate consumption 5.5 R&D Environmental protection General government 2021* 90
P2 Intermediate consumption 5.5 R&D Environmental protection Central government 2021* 87
P2 Intermediate consumption 5.5 R&D Environmental protection The State 2021* 60
P2 Intermediate consumption 5.5 R&D Environmental protection Other central government 2021* 27
P2 Intermediate consumption 5.5 R&D Environmental protection Local government 2021* 3
P2 Intermediate consumption 5.5 R&D Environmental protection Social security funds 2021* 0
P2 Intermediate consumption 5.6 Environmental protection n.e.c. General government 2021* 152
P2 Intermediate consumption 5.6 Environmental protection n.e.c. Central government 2021* 152
P2 Intermediate consumption 5.6 Environmental protection n.e.c. The State 2021* 152
P2 Intermediate consumption 5.6 Environmental protection n.e.c. Other central government 2021* 0
P2 Intermediate consumption 5.6 Environmental protection n.e.c. Local government 2021* 0
P2 Intermediate consumption 5.6 Environmental protection n.e.c. Social security funds 2021* 0
P2 Intermediate consumption 10. Social protection General government 2021* 5,367
P2 Intermediate consumption 10. Social protection Central government 2021* 454
P2 Intermediate consumption 10. Social protection The State 2021* 282
P2 Intermediate consumption 10. Social protection Other central government 2021* 172
P2 Intermediate consumption 10. Social protection Local government 2021* 3,555
P2 Intermediate consumption 10. Social protection Social security funds 2021* 1,358
P2 Intermediate consumption 10.8 R&D Social protection General government 2021* 16
P2 Intermediate consumption 10.8 R&D Social protection Central government 2021* 16
P2 Intermediate consumption 10.8 R&D Social protection The State 2021* 0
P2 Intermediate consumption 10.8 R&D Social protection Other central government 2021* 16
P2 Intermediate consumption 10.8 R&D Social protection Local government 2021* 0
P2 Intermediate consumption 10.8 R&D Social protection Social security funds 2021* 0
P2 Intermediate consumption 10.9 Social protection n.e.c. General government 2021* 3
P2 Intermediate consumption 10.9 Social protection n.e.c. Central government 2021* 3
P2 Intermediate consumption 10.9 Social protection n.e.c. The State 2021* 3
P2 Intermediate consumption 10.9 Social protection n.e.c. Other central government 2021* 0
P2 Intermediate consumption 10.9 Social protection n.e.c. Local government 2021* 0
P2 Intermediate consumption 10.9 Social protection n.e.c. Social security funds 2021* 0
D1 Compensation of employees 3.2 Fire-protection services General government 2021* 984
D1 Compensation of employees 3.2 Fire-protection services Central government 2021* 0
D1 Compensation of employees 3.2 Fire-protection services The State 2021* 0
D1 Compensation of employees 3.2 Fire-protection services Other central government 2021* 0
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 1995-2020 are final. The figures for 2021 are provisional.

Changes as of 21 October 2021:
The provisional figures for 2021 are available.
Figures from 1995 within the function 4.3 Fuel and energy on investments grants, current taxes on income and wealth and other capital transfers of Energie Beheer Nederland B.V. (EBN), classified as part of the State, and from 2001 within the function 1.2 Foreign economic aid on other capital transfers of the State to the Dutch entrepreneurial development bank (FMO) have been revised. The figures are in line with the publications of the National accounts.
The figures for 2020 have been adjusted, and are final.

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.