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 5. Environmental protection General government 2019* 11,240
Total government expenditure 5. Environmental protection Central government 2019* 1,126
Total government expenditure 5. Environmental protection The State 2019* 691
Total government expenditure 5. Environmental protection Other central government 2019* 490
Total government expenditure 5. Environmental protection Local government 2019* 10,374
Total government expenditure 5. Environmental protection Social security funds 2019* 0
Total government expenditure 5.5 R&D Environmental protection General government 2019* 145
Total government expenditure 5.5 R&D Environmental protection Central government 2019* 144
Total government expenditure 5.5 R&D Environmental protection The State 2019* 72
Total government expenditure 5.5 R&D Environmental protection Other central government 2019* 72
Total government expenditure 5.5 R&D Environmental protection Local government 2019* 1
Total government expenditure 5.5 R&D Environmental protection Social security funds 2019* 0
Total government expenditure 5.6 Environmental protection n.e.c. General government 2019* 161
Total government expenditure 5.6 Environmental protection n.e.c. Central government 2019* 161
Total government expenditure 5.6 Environmental protection n.e.c. The State 2019* 161
Total government expenditure 5.6 Environmental protection n.e.c. Other central government 2019* 0
Total government expenditure 5.6 Environmental protection n.e.c. Local government 2019* 0
Total government expenditure 5.6 Environmental protection n.e.c. Social security funds 2019* 0
P2 Intermediate consumption 5. Environmental protection General government 2019* 4,737
P2 Intermediate consumption 5. Environmental protection Central government 2019* 337
P2 Intermediate consumption 5. Environmental protection The State 2019* 184
P2 Intermediate consumption 5. Environmental protection Other central government 2019* 153
P2 Intermediate consumption 5. Environmental protection Local government 2019* 4,400
P2 Intermediate consumption 5. Environmental protection Social security funds 2019* 0
P2 Intermediate consumption 5.5 R&D Environmental protection General government 2019* 43
P2 Intermediate consumption 5.5 R&D Environmental protection Central government 2019* 43
P2 Intermediate consumption 5.5 R&D Environmental protection The State 2019* 29
P2 Intermediate consumption 5.5 R&D Environmental protection Other central government 2019* 14
P2 Intermediate consumption 5.5 R&D Environmental protection Local government 2019* 0
P2 Intermediate consumption 5.5 R&D Environmental protection Social security funds 2019* 0
P2 Intermediate consumption 5.6 Environmental protection n.e.c. General government 2019* 103
P2 Intermediate consumption 5.6 Environmental protection n.e.c. Central government 2019* 103
P2 Intermediate consumption 5.6 Environmental protection n.e.c. The State 2019* 103
P2 Intermediate consumption 5.6 Environmental protection n.e.c. Other central government 2019* 0
P2 Intermediate consumption 5.6 Environmental protection n.e.c. Local government 2019* 0
P2 Intermediate consumption 5.6 Environmental protection n.e.c. Social security funds 2019* 0
D1 Compensation of employees 5. Environmental protection General government 2019* 2,796
D1 Compensation of employees 5. Environmental protection Central government 2019* 311
D1 Compensation of employees 5. Environmental protection The State 2019* 98
D1 Compensation of employees 5. Environmental protection Other central government 2019* 213
D1 Compensation of employees 5. Environmental protection Local government 2019* 2,485
D1 Compensation of employees 5. Environmental protection Social security funds 2019* 0
D1 Compensation of employees 5.5 R&D Environmental protection General government 2019* 36
D1 Compensation of employees 5.5 R&D Environmental protection Central government 2019* 36
D1 Compensation of employees 5.5 R&D Environmental protection The State 2019* 13
D1 Compensation of employees 5.5 R&D Environmental protection Other central government 2019* 23
D1 Compensation of employees 5.5 R&D Environmental protection Local government 2019* 0
D1 Compensation of employees 5.5 R&D Environmental protection Social security funds 2019* 0
D1 Compensation of employees 5.6 Environmental protection n.e.c. General government 2019* 54
D1 Compensation of employees 5.6 Environmental protection n.e.c. Central government 2019* 54
D1 Compensation of employees 5.6 Environmental protection n.e.c. The State 2019* 54
D1 Compensation of employees 5.6 Environmental protection n.e.c. Other central government 2019* 0
D1 Compensation of employees 5.6 Environmental protection n.e.c. Local government 2019* 0
D1 Compensation of employees 5.6 Environmental protection n.e.c. Social security funds 2019* 0
D41 Interest; definition National Acco.. 5. Environmental protection General government 2019*
D41 Interest; definition National Acco.. 5. Environmental protection Central government 2019*
D41 Interest; definition National Acco.. 5. Environmental protection The State 2019*
D41 Interest; definition National Acco.. 5. Environmental protection Other central government 2019*
D41 Interest; definition National Acco.. 5. Environmental protection Local government 2019*
D41 Interest; definition National Acco.. 5. Environmental protection Social security funds 2019*
D41 Interest; definition National Acco.. 5.5 R&D Environmental protection General government 2019*
D41 Interest; definition National Acco.. 5.5 R&D Environmental protection Central government 2019*
D41 Interest; definition National Acco.. 5.5 R&D Environmental protection The State 2019*
D41 Interest; definition National Acco.. 5.5 R&D Environmental protection Other central government 2019*
D41 Interest; definition National Acco.. 5.5 R&D Environmental protection Local government 2019*
D41 Interest; definition National Acco.. 5.5 R&D Environmental protection Social security funds 2019*
D41 Interest; definition National Acco.. 5.6 Environmental protection n.e.c. General government 2019*
D41 Interest; definition National Acco.. 5.6 Environmental protection n.e.c. Central government 2019*
D41 Interest; definition National Acco.. 5.6 Environmental protection n.e.c. The State 2019*
D41 Interest; definition National Acco.. 5.6 Environmental protection n.e.c. Other central government 2019*
D41 Interest; definition National Acco.. 5.6 Environmental protection n.e.c. Local government 2019*
D41 Interest; definition National Acco.. 5.6 Environmental protection n.e.c. Social security funds 2019*
D62+D632 Social benefits and social tr.. 5. Environmental protection General government 2019*
D62+D632 Social benefits and social tr.. 5. Environmental protection Central government 2019*
D62+D632 Social benefits and social tr.. 5. Environmental protection The State 2019*
D62+D632 Social benefits and social tr.. 5. Environmental protection Other central government 2019*
D62+D632 Social benefits and social tr.. 5. Environmental protection Local government 2019*
D62+D632 Social benefits and social tr.. 5. Environmental protection Social security funds 2019*
D62+D632 Social benefits and social tr.. 5.5 R&D Environmental protection General government 2019*
D62+D632 Social benefits and social tr.. 5.5 R&D Environmental protection Central government 2019*
D62+D632 Social benefits and social tr.. 5.5 R&D Environmental protection The State 2019*
D62+D632 Social benefits and social tr.. 5.5 R&D Environmental protection Other central government 2019*
D62+D632 Social benefits and social tr.. 5.5 R&D Environmental protection Local government 2019*
D62+D632 Social benefits and social tr.. 5.5 R&D Environmental protection Social security funds 2019*
D62+D632 Social benefits and social tr.. 5.6 Environmental protection n.e.c. General government 2019*
D62+D632 Social benefits and social tr.. 5.6 Environmental protection n.e.c. Central government 2019*
D62+D632 Social benefits and social tr.. 5.6 Environmental protection n.e.c. The State 2019*
D62+D632 Social benefits and social tr.. 5.6 Environmental protection n.e.c. Other central government 2019*
D62+D632 Social benefits and social tr.. 5.6 Environmental protection n.e.c. Local government 2019*
D62+D632 Social benefits and social tr.. 5.6 Environmental protection n.e.c. Social security funds 2019*
D62 Social benefits 5. Environmental protection General government 2019*
D62 Social benefits 5. Environmental protection Central government 2019*
D62 Social benefits 5. Environmental protection The State 2019*
D62 Social benefits 5. Environmental protection Other central government 2019*
D62 Social benefits 5. Environmental protection Local government 2019*
D62 Social benefits 5. Environmental protection Social security funds 2019*
D62 Social benefits 5.5 R&D Environmental protection General government 2019*
D62 Social benefits 5.5 R&D Environmental protection Central government 2019*
D62 Social benefits 5.5 R&D Environmental protection The State 2019*
D62 Social benefits 5.5 R&D Environmental protection Other central government 2019*
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 1995-2018 are definite. The figures for 2019 are provisional.

Changes as of 30 September 2020:
The provisional figures for 2019 have been added.
The figures for 2018 are definite.
In the context of the revision policy the figures from 1995 of the expenditure of general government by function have been revised.

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.