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 2021* 33,424
Total government expenditure 1.3 General services General government 2021* 3,102
Total government expenditure 1.5 R&D general public services General government 2021* 40
Total government expenditure 1.6 General public services n.e.c. General government 2021* 56
Total government expenditure 1.8 Transfers of a general character b.. General government 2021*
Total government expenditure 4.1 General economic, commercial and l.. General government 2021* 17,233
P2 Intermediate consumption 1. General public services General government 2021* 6,083
P2 Intermediate consumption 1.3 General services General government 2021* 1,444
P2 Intermediate consumption 1.5 R&D general public services General government 2021* 7
P2 Intermediate consumption 1.6 General public services n.e.c. General government 2021* 11
P2 Intermediate consumption 1.8 Transfers of a general character b.. General government 2021*
P2 Intermediate consumption 4.1 General economic, commercial and l.. General government 2021* 1,259
D1 Compensation of employees 1. General public services General government 2021* 7,102
D1 Compensation of employees 1.3 General services General government 2021* 1,367
D1 Compensation of employees 1.5 R&D general public services General government 2021* 12
D1 Compensation of employees 1.6 General public services n.e.c. General government 2021* 22
D1 Compensation of employees 1.8 Transfers of a general character b.. General government 2021*
D1 Compensation of employees 4.1 General economic, commercial and l.. General government 2021* 1,245
D41 Interest; definition National Acco.. 1. General public services General government 2021* 4,857
D41 Interest; definition National Acco.. 1.3 General services General government 2021*
D41 Interest; definition National Acco.. 1.5 R&D general public services General government 2021*
D41 Interest; definition National Acco.. 1.6 General public services n.e.c. General government 2021*
D41 Interest; definition National Acco.. 1.8 Transfers of a general character b.. General government 2021*
D41 Interest; definition National Acco.. 4.1 General economic, commercial and l.. General government 2021*
D62+D632 Social benefits and social tr.. 1. General public services General government 2021*
D62+D632 Social benefits and social tr.. 1.3 General services General government 2021*
D62+D632 Social benefits and social tr.. 1.5 R&D general public services General government 2021*
D62+D632 Social benefits and social tr.. 1.6 General public services n.e.c. General government 2021*
D62+D632 Social benefits and social tr.. 1.8 Transfers of a general character b.. General government 2021*
D62+D632 Social benefits and social tr.. 4.1 General economic, commercial and l.. General government 2021*
D62 Social benefits 1. General public services General government 2021*
D62 Social benefits 1.3 General services General government 2021*
D62 Social benefits 1.5 R&D general public services General government 2021*
D62 Social benefits 1.6 General public services n.e.c. General government 2021*
D62 Social benefits 1.8 Transfers of a general character b.. General government 2021*
D62 Social benefits 4.1 General economic, commercial and l.. General government 2021*
D632 Social transfers in kind via mark.. 1. General public services General government 2021*
D632 Social transfers in kind via mark.. 1.3 General services General government 2021*
D632 Social transfers in kind via mark.. 1.5 R&D general public services General government 2021*
D632 Social transfers in kind via mark.. 1.6 General public services n.e.c. General government 2021*
D632 Social transfers in kind via mark.. 1.8 Transfers of a general character b.. General government 2021*
D632 Social transfers in kind via mark.. 4.1 General economic, commercial and l.. General government 2021*
D3 Subsidies 1. General public services General government 2021* 777
D3 Subsidies 1.3 General services General government 2021* 0
D3 Subsidies 1.5 R&D general public services General government 2021* 0
D3 Subsidies 1.6 General public services n.e.c. General government 2021* 0
D3 Subsidies 1.8 Transfers of a general character b.. General government 2021*
D3 Subsidies 4.1 General economic, commercial and l.. General government 2021* 14,253
Other current expenditure 1. General public services General government 2021* 10,427
Other current expenditure 1.3 General services General government 2021* 44
Other current expenditure 1.5 R&D general public services General government 2021* 0
Other current expenditure 1.6 General public services n.e.c. General government 2021* 22
Other current expenditure 1.8 Transfers of a general character b.. General government 2021*
Other current expenditure 4.1 General economic, commercial and l.. General government 2021* 185
D29+D5 Tax expenditure 1. General public services General government 2021* 164
D29+D5 Tax expenditure 1.3 General services General government 2021* 28
D29+D5 Tax expenditure 1.5 R&D general public services General government 2021* 0
D29+D5 Tax expenditure 1.6 General public services n.e.c. General government 2021* 0
D29+D5 Tax expenditure 1.8 Transfers of a general character b.. General government 2021*
D29+D5 Tax expenditure 4.1 General economic, commercial and l.. General government 2021* 10
D4N Other property income 1. General public services General government 2021* 2
D4N Other property income 1.3 General services General government 2021* 1
D4N Other property income 1.5 R&D general public services General government 2021* 0
D4N Other property income 1.6 General public services n.e.c. General government 2021* 0
D4N Other property income 1.8 Transfers of a general character b.. General government 2021*
D4N Other property income 4.1 General economic, commercial and l.. General government 2021* 1
D7 Other current transfers 1. General public services General government 2021* 10,261
D7 Other current transfers 1.3 General services General government 2021* 15
D7 Other current transfers 1.5 R&D general public services General government 2021* 0
D7 Other current transfers 1.6 General public services n.e.c. General government 2021* 22
D7 Other current transfers 1.8 Transfers of a general character b.. General government 2021*
D7 Other current transfers 4.1 General economic, commercial and l.. General government 2021* 174
Capital expenditure 1. General public services General government 2021* 4,178
Capital expenditure 1.3 General services General government 2021* 247
Capital expenditure 1.5 R&D general public services General government 2021* 21
Capital expenditure 1.6 General public services n.e.c. General government 2021* 1
Capital expenditure 1.8 Transfers of a general character b.. General government 2021*
Capital expenditure 4.1 General economic, commercial and l.. General government 2021* 291
P51g Gross fixed capital formation 1. General public services General government 2021* 3,831
P51g Gross fixed capital formation 1.3 General services General government 2021* 392
P51g Gross fixed capital formation 1.5 R&D general public services General government 2021* 21
P51g Gross fixed capital formation 1.6 General public services n.e.c. General government 2021* 1
P51g Gross fixed capital formation 1.8 Transfers of a general character b.. General government 2021*
P51g Gross fixed capital formation 4.1 General economic, commercial and l.. General government 2021* 177
P52+P53 Changes in invent. incl. valua.. 1. General public services General government 2021* -6
P52+P53 Changes in invent. incl. valua.. 1.3 General services General government 2021* -8
P52+P53 Changes in invent. incl. valua.. 1.5 R&D general public services General government 2021* 0
P52+P53 Changes in invent. incl. valua.. 1.6 General public services n.e.c. General government 2021* 0
P52+P53 Changes in invent. incl. valua.. 1.8 Transfers of a general character b.. General government 2021*
P52+P53 Changes in invent. incl. valua.. 4.1 General economic, commercial and l.. General government 2021* 14
NP Acq. less disposals of non-prod. as.. 1. General public services General government 2021* -136
NP Acq. less disposals of non-prod. as.. 1.3 General services General government 2021* -139
NP Acq. less disposals of non-prod. as.. 1.5 R&D general public services General government 2021* 0
NP Acq. less disposals of non-prod. as.. 1.6 General public services n.e.c. General government 2021* 0
NP Acq. less disposals of non-prod. as.. 1.8 Transfers of a general character b.. General government 2021*
NP Acq. less disposals of non-prod. as.. 4.1 General economic, commercial and l.. General government 2021* -2
D92 Investment grants 1. General public services General government 2021* 8
D92 Investment grants 1.3 General services General government 2021* 2
D92 Investment grants 1.5 R&D general public services General government 2021* 0
D92 Investment grants 1.6 General public services n.e.c. General 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.