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 4.3 Fuel and energy General government 2020* 2,269
Total government expenditure 4.3 Fuel and energy Central government 2020* 2,244
Total government expenditure 4.3 Fuel and energy The State 2020* 2,272
Total government expenditure 4.3 Fuel and energy Other central government 2020* 70
Total government expenditure 4.3 Fuel and energy Local government 2020* 25
Total government expenditure 4.3 Fuel and energy Social security funds 2020* 0
P2 Intermediate consumption 4.3 Fuel and energy General government 2020* 105
P2 Intermediate consumption 4.3 Fuel and energy Central government 2020* 91
P2 Intermediate consumption 4.3 Fuel and energy The State 2020* 25
P2 Intermediate consumption 4.3 Fuel and energy Other central government 2020* 66
P2 Intermediate consumption 4.3 Fuel and energy Local government 2020* 14
P2 Intermediate consumption 4.3 Fuel and energy Social security funds 2020* 0
D1 Compensation of employees 4.3 Fuel and energy General government 2020* 9
D1 Compensation of employees 4.3 Fuel and energy Central government 2020* 3
D1 Compensation of employees 4.3 Fuel and energy The State 2020* 0
D1 Compensation of employees 4.3 Fuel and energy Other central government 2020* 3
D1 Compensation of employees 4.3 Fuel and energy Local government 2020* 6
D1 Compensation of employees 4.3 Fuel and energy Social security funds 2020* 0
D41 Interest; definition National Acco.. 4.3 Fuel and energy General government 2020*
D41 Interest; definition National Acco.. 4.3 Fuel and energy Central government 2020*
D41 Interest; definition National Acco.. 4.3 Fuel and energy The State 2020*
D41 Interest; definition National Acco.. 4.3 Fuel and energy Other central government 2020*
D41 Interest; definition National Acco.. 4.3 Fuel and energy Local government 2020*
D41 Interest; definition National Acco.. 4.3 Fuel and energy Social security funds 2020*
D62+D632 Social benefits and social tr.. 4.3 Fuel and energy General government 2020*
D62+D632 Social benefits and social tr.. 4.3 Fuel and energy Central government 2020*
D62+D632 Social benefits and social tr.. 4.3 Fuel and energy The State 2020*
D62+D632 Social benefits and social tr.. 4.3 Fuel and energy Other central government 2020*
D62+D632 Social benefits and social tr.. 4.3 Fuel and energy Local government 2020*
D62+D632 Social benefits and social tr.. 4.3 Fuel and energy Social security funds 2020*
D62 Social benefits 4.3 Fuel and energy General government 2020*
D62 Social benefits 4.3 Fuel and energy Central government 2020*
D62 Social benefits 4.3 Fuel and energy The State 2020*
D62 Social benefits 4.3 Fuel and energy Other central government 2020*
D62 Social benefits 4.3 Fuel and energy Local government 2020*
D62 Social benefits 4.3 Fuel and energy Social security funds 2020*
D632 Social transfers in kind via mark.. 4.3 Fuel and energy General government 2020*
D632 Social transfers in kind via mark.. 4.3 Fuel and energy Central government 2020*
D632 Social transfers in kind via mark.. 4.3 Fuel and energy The State 2020*
D632 Social transfers in kind via mark.. 4.3 Fuel and energy Other central government 2020*
D632 Social transfers in kind via mark.. 4.3 Fuel and energy Local government 2020*
D632 Social transfers in kind via mark.. 4.3 Fuel and energy Social security funds 2020*
D3 Subsidies 4.3 Fuel and energy General government 2020* 2,018
D3 Subsidies 4.3 Fuel and energy Central government 2020* 2,018
D3 Subsidies 4.3 Fuel and energy The State 2020* 2,018
D3 Subsidies 4.3 Fuel and energy Other central government 2020* 0
D3 Subsidies 4.3 Fuel and energy Local government 2020* 0
D3 Subsidies 4.3 Fuel and energy Social security funds 2020* 0
Other current expenditure 4.3 Fuel and energy General government 2020* 106
Other current expenditure 4.3 Fuel and energy Central government 2020* 106
Other current expenditure 4.3 Fuel and energy The State 2020* 204
Other current expenditure 4.3 Fuel and energy Other central government 2020* 0
Other current expenditure 4.3 Fuel and energy Local government 2020* 0
Other current expenditure 4.3 Fuel and energy Social security funds 2020* 0
D29+D5 Tax expenditure 4.3 Fuel and energy General government 2020* 82
D29+D5 Tax expenditure 4.3 Fuel and energy Central government 2020* 82
D29+D5 Tax expenditure 4.3 Fuel and energy The State 2020* 82
D29+D5 Tax expenditure 4.3 Fuel and energy Other central government 2020* 0
D29+D5 Tax expenditure 4.3 Fuel and energy Local government 2020* 0
D29+D5 Tax expenditure 4.3 Fuel and energy Social security funds 2020* 0
D4N Other property income 4.3 Fuel and energy General government 2020* 0
D4N Other property income 4.3 Fuel and energy Central government 2020* 0
D4N Other property income 4.3 Fuel and energy The State 2020* 0
D4N Other property income 4.3 Fuel and energy Other central government 2020* 0
D4N Other property income 4.3 Fuel and energy Local government 2020* 0
D4N Other property income 4.3 Fuel and energy Social security funds 2020* 0
D7 Other current transfers 4.3 Fuel and energy General government 2020* 24
D7 Other current transfers 4.3 Fuel and energy Central government 2020* 24
D7 Other current transfers 4.3 Fuel and energy The State 2020* 122
D7 Other current transfers 4.3 Fuel and energy Other central government 2020* 0
D7 Other current transfers 4.3 Fuel and energy Local government 2020* 0
D7 Other current transfers 4.3 Fuel and energy Social security funds 2020* 0
Capital expenditure 4.3 Fuel and energy General government 2020* 31
Capital expenditure 4.3 Fuel and energy Central government 2020* 26
Capital expenditure 4.3 Fuel and energy The State 2020* 25
Capital expenditure 4.3 Fuel and energy Other central government 2020* 1
Capital expenditure 4.3 Fuel and energy Local government 2020* 5
Capital expenditure 4.3 Fuel and energy Social security funds 2020* 0
P51g Gross fixed capital formation 4.3 Fuel and energy General government 2020* 6
P51g Gross fixed capital formation 4.3 Fuel and energy Central government 2020* 1
P51g Gross fixed capital formation 4.3 Fuel and energy The State 2020* 0
P51g Gross fixed capital formation 4.3 Fuel and energy Other central government 2020* 1
P51g Gross fixed capital formation 4.3 Fuel and energy Local government 2020* 5
P51g Gross fixed capital formation 4.3 Fuel and energy Social security funds 2020* 0
P52+P53 Changes in invent. incl. valua.. 4.3 Fuel and energy General government 2020* 0
P52+P53 Changes in invent. incl. valua.. 4.3 Fuel and energy Central government 2020* 0
P52+P53 Changes in invent. incl. valua.. 4.3 Fuel and energy The State 2020* 0
P52+P53 Changes in invent. incl. valua.. 4.3 Fuel and energy Other central government 2020* 0
P52+P53 Changes in invent. incl. valua.. 4.3 Fuel and energy Local government 2020* 0
P52+P53 Changes in invent. incl. valua.. 4.3 Fuel and energy Social security funds 2020* 0
NP Acq. less disposals of non-prod. as.. 4.3 Fuel and energy General government 2020* 0
NP Acq. less disposals of non-prod. as.. 4.3 Fuel and energy Central government 2020* 0
NP Acq. less disposals of non-prod. as.. 4.3 Fuel and energy The State 2020* 0
NP Acq. less disposals of non-prod. as.. 4.3 Fuel and energy Other central government 2020* 0
NP Acq. less disposals of non-prod. as.. 4.3 Fuel and energy Local government 2020* 0
NP Acq. less disposals of non-prod. as.. 4.3 Fuel and energy Social security funds 2020* 0
D92 Investment grants 4.3 Fuel and energy General government 2020* 20
D92 Investment grants 4.3 Fuel and energy Central government 2020* 20
D92 Investment grants 4.3 Fuel and energy The State 2020* 20
D92 Investment grants 4.3 Fuel and energy Other central 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 18 March 2022:
The expenditure of the State on social benefits (D.62) for reporting year 2019 has been corrected. The amounts allocated to function groups of the division education (COFOG division 9) were wrongly classified due to a compilation error. The total amount of social benefits of the State allocated to the function education in 2019 has not been revised.

Changes as of 26 November 2021:
The provisional figures for 2020 have been added.
The figures for 2019 are definite.

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.