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 1.4 Basic research General government 2021* 4,665
Total government expenditure 1.4 Basic research Central government 2021* 4,665
Total government expenditure 1.4 Basic research The State 2021* 4,883
Total government expenditure 1.4 Basic research Other central government 2021* 4,111
Total government expenditure 1.4 Basic research Local government 2021* 11
Total government expenditure 1.4 Basic research Social security funds 2021* 0
P2 Intermediate consumption 1.4 Basic research General government 2021* 762
P2 Intermediate consumption 1.4 Basic research Central government 2021* 762
P2 Intermediate consumption 1.4 Basic research The State 2021* 1
P2 Intermediate consumption 1.4 Basic research Other central government 2021* 761
P2 Intermediate consumption 1.4 Basic research Local government 2021* 0
P2 Intermediate consumption 1.4 Basic research Social security funds 2021* 0
D1 Compensation of employees 1.4 Basic research General government 2021* 1,023
D1 Compensation of employees 1.4 Basic research Central government 2021* 1,023
D1 Compensation of employees 1.4 Basic research The State 2021* 3
D1 Compensation of employees 1.4 Basic research Other central government 2021* 1,020
D1 Compensation of employees 1.4 Basic research Local government 2021* 0
D1 Compensation of employees 1.4 Basic research Social security funds 2021* 0
D41 Interest; definition National Acco.. 1.4 Basic research General government 2021*
D41 Interest; definition National Acco.. 1.4 Basic research Central government 2021*
D41 Interest; definition National Acco.. 1.4 Basic research The State 2021*
D41 Interest; definition National Acco.. 1.4 Basic research Other central government 2021*
D41 Interest; definition National Acco.. 1.4 Basic research Local government 2021*
D41 Interest; definition National Acco.. 1.4 Basic research Social security funds 2021*
D62+D632 Social benefits and social tr.. 1.4 Basic research General government 2021*
D62+D632 Social benefits and social tr.. 1.4 Basic research Central government 2021*
D62+D632 Social benefits and social tr.. 1.4 Basic research The State 2021*
D62+D632 Social benefits and social tr.. 1.4 Basic research Other central government 2021*
D62+D632 Social benefits and social tr.. 1.4 Basic research Local government 2021*
D62+D632 Social benefits and social tr.. 1.4 Basic research Social security funds 2021*
D62 Social benefits 1.4 Basic research General government 2021*
D62 Social benefits 1.4 Basic research Central government 2021*
D62 Social benefits 1.4 Basic research The State 2021*
D62 Social benefits 1.4 Basic research Other central government 2021*
D62 Social benefits 1.4 Basic research Local government 2021*
D62 Social benefits 1.4 Basic research Social security funds 2021*
D632 Social transfers in kind via mark.. 1.4 Basic research General government 2021*
D632 Social transfers in kind via mark.. 1.4 Basic research Central government 2021*
D632 Social transfers in kind via mark.. 1.4 Basic research The State 2021*
D632 Social transfers in kind via mark.. 1.4 Basic research Other central government 2021*
D632 Social transfers in kind via mark.. 1.4 Basic research Local government 2021*
D632 Social transfers in kind via mark.. 1.4 Basic research Social security funds 2021*
D3 Subsidies 1.4 Basic research General government 2021* 777
D3 Subsidies 1.4 Basic research Central government 2021* 777
D3 Subsidies 1.4 Basic research The State 2021* 450
D3 Subsidies 1.4 Basic research Other central government 2021* 327
D3 Subsidies 1.4 Basic research Local government 2021* 0
D3 Subsidies 1.4 Basic research Social security funds 2021* 0
Other current expenditure 1.4 Basic research General government 2021* 112
Other current expenditure 1.4 Basic research Central government 2021* 112
Other current expenditure 1.4 Basic research The State 2021* 4,429
Other current expenditure 1.4 Basic research Other central government 2021* 12
Other current expenditure 1.4 Basic research Local government 2021* 11
Other current expenditure 1.4 Basic research Social security funds 2021* 0
D29+D5 Tax expenditure 1.4 Basic research General government 2021* 12
D29+D5 Tax expenditure 1.4 Basic research Central government 2021* 12
D29+D5 Tax expenditure 1.4 Basic research The State 2021* 0
D29+D5 Tax expenditure 1.4 Basic research Other central government 2021* 12
D29+D5 Tax expenditure 1.4 Basic research Local government 2021* 0
D29+D5 Tax expenditure 1.4 Basic research Social security funds 2021* 0
D4N Other property income 1.4 Basic research General government 2021* 0
D4N Other property income 1.4 Basic research Central government 2021* 0
D4N Other property income 1.4 Basic research The State 2021* 0
D4N Other property income 1.4 Basic research Other central government 2021* 0
D4N Other property income 1.4 Basic research Local government 2021* 0
D4N Other property income 1.4 Basic research Social security funds 2021* 0
D7 Other current transfers 1.4 Basic research General government 2021* 100
D7 Other current transfers 1.4 Basic research Central government 2021* 100
D7 Other current transfers 1.4 Basic research The State 2021* 4,429
D7 Other current transfers 1.4 Basic research Other central government 2021* 0
D7 Other current transfers 1.4 Basic research Local government 2021* 11
D7 Other current transfers 1.4 Basic research Social security funds 2021* 0
Capital expenditure 1.4 Basic research General government 2021* 1,991
Capital expenditure 1.4 Basic research Central government 2021* 1,991
Capital expenditure 1.4 Basic research The State 2021* 0
Capital expenditure 1.4 Basic research Other central government 2021* 1,991
Capital expenditure 1.4 Basic research Local government 2021* 0
Capital expenditure 1.4 Basic research Social security funds 2021* 0
P51g Gross fixed capital formation 1.4 Basic research General government 2021* 1,990
P51g Gross fixed capital formation 1.4 Basic research Central government 2021* 1,990
P51g Gross fixed capital formation 1.4 Basic research The State 2021* 0
P51g Gross fixed capital formation 1.4 Basic research Other central government 2021* 1,990
P51g Gross fixed capital formation 1.4 Basic research Local government 2021* 0
P51g Gross fixed capital formation 1.4 Basic research Social security funds 2021* 0
P52+P53 Changes in invent. incl. valua.. 1.4 Basic research General government 2021* 0
P52+P53 Changes in invent. incl. valua.. 1.4 Basic research Central government 2021* 0
P52+P53 Changes in invent. incl. valua.. 1.4 Basic research The State 2021* 0
P52+P53 Changes in invent. incl. valua.. 1.4 Basic research Other central government 2021* 0
P52+P53 Changes in invent. incl. valua.. 1.4 Basic research Local government 2021* 0
P52+P53 Changes in invent. incl. valua.. 1.4 Basic research Social security funds 2021* 0
NP Acq. less disposals of non-prod. as.. 1.4 Basic research General government 2021* 1
NP Acq. less disposals of non-prod. as.. 1.4 Basic research Central government 2021* 1
NP Acq. less disposals of non-prod. as.. 1.4 Basic research The State 2021* 0
NP Acq. less disposals of non-prod. as.. 1.4 Basic research Other central government 2021* 1
NP Acq. less disposals of non-prod. as.. 1.4 Basic research Local government 2021* 0
NP Acq. less disposals of non-prod. as.. 1.4 Basic research Social security funds 2021* 0
D92 Investment grants 1.4 Basic research General government 2021* 0
D92 Investment grants 1.4 Basic research Central government 2021* 0
D92 Investment grants 1.4 Basic research The State 2021* 0
D92 Investment grants 1.4 Basic research 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.