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)
D41 Interest; definition National Acco.. Total General government 2020* 5,443
D41 Interest; definition National Acco.. Total Central government 2020* 5,410
D41 Interest; definition National Acco.. Total The State 2020* 5,423
D41 Interest; definition National Acco.. Total Other central government 2020* 27
D41 Interest; definition National Acco.. Total Local government 2020* 90
D41 Interest; definition National Acco.. Total Social security funds 2020* 0
D41 Interest; definition National Acco.. 1. General public services General government 2020* 5,443
D41 Interest; definition National Acco.. 1. General public services Central government 2020* 5,410
D41 Interest; definition National Acco.. 1. General public services The State 2020* 5,423
D41 Interest; definition National Acco.. 1. General public services Other central government 2020* 27
D41 Interest; definition National Acco.. 1. General public services Local government 2020* 90
D41 Interest; definition National Acco.. 1. General public services Social security funds 2020* 0
D41 Interest; definition National Acco.. 1.1 Executive and legislative organs, .. General government 2020*
D41 Interest; definition National Acco.. 1.1 Executive and legislative organs, .. Central government 2020*
D41 Interest; definition National Acco.. 1.1 Executive and legislative organs, .. The State 2020*
D41 Interest; definition National Acco.. 1.1 Executive and legislative organs, .. Other central government 2020*
D41 Interest; definition National Acco.. 1.1 Executive and legislative organs, .. Local government 2020*
D41 Interest; definition National Acco.. 1.1 Executive and legislative organs, .. Social security funds 2020*
D41 Interest; definition National Acco.. 1.2 Foreign economic aid General government 2020*
D41 Interest; definition National Acco.. 1.2 Foreign economic aid Central government 2020*
D41 Interest; definition National Acco.. 1.2 Foreign economic aid The State 2020*
D41 Interest; definition National Acco.. 1.2 Foreign economic aid Other central government 2020*
D41 Interest; definition National Acco.. 1.2 Foreign economic aid Local government 2020*
D41 Interest; definition National Acco.. 1.2 Foreign economic aid Social security funds 2020*
D41 Interest; definition National Acco.. 1.3 General services General government 2020*
D41 Interest; definition National Acco.. 1.3 General services Central government 2020*
D41 Interest; definition National Acco.. 1.3 General services The State 2020*
D41 Interest; definition National Acco.. 1.3 General services Other central government 2020*
D41 Interest; definition National Acco.. 1.3 General services Local government 2020*
D41 Interest; definition National Acco.. 1.3 General services Social security funds 2020*
D41 Interest; definition National Acco.. 1.4 Basic research General government 2020*
D41 Interest; definition National Acco.. 1.4 Basic research Central government 2020*
D41 Interest; definition National Acco.. 1.4 Basic research The State 2020*
D41 Interest; definition National Acco.. 1.4 Basic research Other central government 2020*
D41 Interest; definition National Acco.. 1.4 Basic research Local government 2020*
D41 Interest; definition National Acco.. 1.4 Basic research Social security funds 2020*
D41 Interest; definition National Acco.. 1.5 R&D general public services General government 2020*
D41 Interest; definition National Acco.. 1.5 R&D general public services Central government 2020*
D41 Interest; definition National Acco.. 1.5 R&D general public services The State 2020*
D41 Interest; definition National Acco.. 1.5 R&D general public services Other central government 2020*
D41 Interest; definition National Acco.. 1.5 R&D general public services Local government 2020*
D41 Interest; definition National Acco.. 1.5 R&D general public services Social security funds 2020*
D41 Interest; definition National Acco.. 1.6 General public services n.e.c. General government 2020*
D41 Interest; definition National Acco.. 1.6 General public services n.e.c. Central government 2020*
D41 Interest; definition National Acco.. 1.6 General public services n.e.c. The State 2020*
D41 Interest; definition National Acco.. 1.6 General public services n.e.c. Other central government 2020*
D41 Interest; definition National Acco.. 1.6 General public services n.e.c. Local government 2020*
D41 Interest; definition National Acco.. 1.6 General public services n.e.c. Social security funds 2020*
D41 Interest; definition National Acco.. 1.7 Public debt transactions General government 2020* 5,443
D41 Interest; definition National Acco.. 1.7 Public debt transactions Central government 2020* 5,410
D41 Interest; definition National Acco.. 1.7 Public debt transactions The State 2020* 5,423
D41 Interest; definition National Acco.. 1.7 Public debt transactions Other central government 2020* 27
D41 Interest; definition National Acco.. 1.7 Public debt transactions Local government 2020* 90
D41 Interest; definition National Acco.. 1.7 Public debt transactions Social security funds 2020* 0
D41 Interest; definition National Acco.. 1.8 Transfers of a general character b.. General government 2020*
D41 Interest; definition National Acco.. 1.8 Transfers of a general character b.. Central government 2020*
D41 Interest; definition National Acco.. 1.8 Transfers of a general character b.. The State 2020*
D41 Interest; definition National Acco.. 1.8 Transfers of a general character b.. Other central government 2020*
D41 Interest; definition National Acco.. 1.8 Transfers of a general character b.. Local government 2020*
D41 Interest; definition National Acco.. 1.8 Transfers of a general character b.. Social security funds 2020*
D41 Interest; definition National Acco.. 2. Defence General government 2020*
D41 Interest; definition National Acco.. 2. Defence Central government 2020*
D41 Interest; definition National Acco.. 2. Defence The State 2020*
D41 Interest; definition National Acco.. 2. Defence Other central government 2020*
D41 Interest; definition National Acco.. 2. Defence Local government 2020*
D41 Interest; definition National Acco.. 2. Defence Social security funds 2020*
D41 Interest; definition National Acco.. 2.1 Military defence General government 2020*
D41 Interest; definition National Acco.. 2.1 Military defence Central government 2020*
D41 Interest; definition National Acco.. 2.1 Military defence The State 2020*
D41 Interest; definition National Acco.. 2.1 Military defence Other central government 2020*
D41 Interest; definition National Acco.. 2.1 Military defence Local government 2020*
D41 Interest; definition National Acco.. 2.1 Military defence Social security funds 2020*
D41 Interest; definition National Acco.. 2.2 Civil defence General government 2020*
D41 Interest; definition National Acco.. 2.2 Civil defence Central government 2020*
D41 Interest; definition National Acco.. 2.2 Civil defence The State 2020*
D41 Interest; definition National Acco.. 2.2 Civil defence Other central government 2020*
D41 Interest; definition National Acco.. 2.2 Civil defence Local government 2020*
D41 Interest; definition National Acco.. 2.2 Civil defence Social security funds 2020*
D41 Interest; definition National Acco.. 2.3 Foreign military aid General government 2020*
D41 Interest; definition National Acco.. 2.3 Foreign military aid Central government 2020*
D41 Interest; definition National Acco.. 2.3 Foreign military aid The State 2020*
D41 Interest; definition National Acco.. 2.3 Foreign military aid Other central government 2020*
D41 Interest; definition National Acco.. 2.3 Foreign military aid Local government 2020*
D41 Interest; definition National Acco.. 2.3 Foreign military aid Social security funds 2020*
D41 Interest; definition National Acco.. 2.4 R&D Defence General government 2020*
D41 Interest; definition National Acco.. 2.4 R&D Defence Central government 2020*
D41 Interest; definition National Acco.. 2.4 R&D Defence The State 2020*
D41 Interest; definition National Acco.. 2.4 R&D Defence Other central government 2020*
D41 Interest; definition National Acco.. 2.4 R&D Defence Local government 2020*
D41 Interest; definition National Acco.. 2.4 R&D Defence Social security funds 2020*
D41 Interest; definition National Acco.. 2.5 Defence n.e.c. General government 2020*
D41 Interest; definition National Acco.. 2.5 Defence n.e.c. Central government 2020*
D41 Interest; definition National Acco.. 2.5 Defence n.e.c. The State 2020*
D41 Interest; definition National Acco.. 2.5 Defence n.e.c. Other central government 2020*
D41 Interest; definition National Acco.. 2.5 Defence n.e.c. Local government 2020*
D41 Interest; definition National Acco.. 2.5 Defence n.e.c. Social security funds 2020*
D41 Interest; definition National Acco.. 3. Public order and safety General government 2020*
D41 Interest; definition National Acco.. 3. Public order and safety Central government 2020*
D41 Interest; definition National Acco.. 3. Public order and safety The State 2020*
D41 Interest; definition National Acco.. 3. Public order and safety Other central government 2020*
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.