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 10.1 Sickness and disability General government 2020* 34,717
Total government expenditure 10.1 Sickness and disability Central government 2020* 11,359
Total government expenditure 10.1 Sickness and disability The State 2020* 10,941
Total government expenditure 10.1 Sickness and disability Other central government 2020* 419
Total government expenditure 10.1 Sickness and disability Local government 2020* 8,804
Total government expenditure 10.1 Sickness and disability Social security funds 2020* 21,142
P2 Intermediate consumption 10.1 Sickness and disability General government 2020* 1,634
P2 Intermediate consumption 10.1 Sickness and disability Central government 2020* 0
P2 Intermediate consumption 10.1 Sickness and disability The State 2020* 0
P2 Intermediate consumption 10.1 Sickness and disability Other central government 2020* 0
P2 Intermediate consumption 10.1 Sickness and disability Local government 2020* 1,129
P2 Intermediate consumption 10.1 Sickness and disability Social security funds 2020* 505
D1 Compensation of employees 10.1 Sickness and disability General government 2020* 3,745
D1 Compensation of employees 10.1 Sickness and disability Central government 2020* 0
D1 Compensation of employees 10.1 Sickness and disability The State 2020* 0
D1 Compensation of employees 10.1 Sickness and disability Other central government 2020* 0
D1 Compensation of employees 10.1 Sickness and disability Local government 2020* 3,138
D1 Compensation of employees 10.1 Sickness and disability Social security funds 2020* 607
D41 Interest; definition National Acco.. 10.1 Sickness and disability General government 2020*
D41 Interest; definition National Acco.. 10.1 Sickness and disability Central government 2020*
D41 Interest; definition National Acco.. 10.1 Sickness and disability The State 2020*
D41 Interest; definition National Acco.. 10.1 Sickness and disability Other central government 2020*
D41 Interest; definition National Acco.. 10.1 Sickness and disability Local government 2020*
D41 Interest; definition National Acco.. 10.1 Sickness and disability Social security funds 2020*
D62+D632 Social benefits and social tr.. 10.1 Sickness and disability General government 2020* 28,972
D62+D632 Social benefits and social tr.. 10.1 Sickness and disability Central government 2020* 4,759
D62+D632 Social benefits and social tr.. 10.1 Sickness and disability The State 2020* 4,340
D62+D632 Social benefits and social tr.. 10.1 Sickness and disability Other central government 2020* 419
D62+D632 Social benefits and social tr.. 10.1 Sickness and disability Local government 2020* 4,332
D62+D632 Social benefits and social tr.. 10.1 Sickness and disability Social security funds 2020* 19,881
D62 Social benefits 10.1 Sickness and disability General government 2020* 19,492
D62 Social benefits 10.1 Sickness and disability Central government 2020* 4,673
D62 Social benefits 10.1 Sickness and disability The State 2020* 4,254
D62 Social benefits 10.1 Sickness and disability Other central government 2020* 419
D62 Social benefits 10.1 Sickness and disability Local government 2020* 1,455
D62 Social benefits 10.1 Sickness and disability Social security funds 2020* 13,364
D632 Social transfers in kind via mark.. 10.1 Sickness and disability General government 2020* 9,480
D632 Social transfers in kind via mark.. 10.1 Sickness and disability Central government 2020* 86
D632 Social transfers in kind via mark.. 10.1 Sickness and disability The State 2020* 86
D632 Social transfers in kind via mark.. 10.1 Sickness and disability Other central government 2020* 0
D632 Social transfers in kind via mark.. 10.1 Sickness and disability Local government 2020* 2,877
D632 Social transfers in kind via mark.. 10.1 Sickness and disability Social security funds 2020* 6,517
D3 Subsidies 10.1 Sickness and disability General government 2020* 155
D3 Subsidies 10.1 Sickness and disability Central government 2020* 0
D3 Subsidies 10.1 Sickness and disability The State 2020* 0
D3 Subsidies 10.1 Sickness and disability Other central government 2020* 0
D3 Subsidies 10.1 Sickness and disability Local government 2020* 41
D3 Subsidies 10.1 Sickness and disability Social security funds 2020* 114
Other current expenditure 10.1 Sickness and disability General government 2020* 69
Other current expenditure 10.1 Sickness and disability Central government 2020* 6,597
Other current expenditure 10.1 Sickness and disability The State 2020* 6,598
Other current expenditure 10.1 Sickness and disability Other central government 2020* 0
Other current expenditure 10.1 Sickness and disability Local government 2020* 59
Other current expenditure 10.1 Sickness and disability Social security funds 2020* 1
D29+D5 Tax expenditure 10.1 Sickness and disability General government 2020* 19
D29+D5 Tax expenditure 10.1 Sickness and disability Central government 2020* 0
D29+D5 Tax expenditure 10.1 Sickness and disability The State 2020* 0
D29+D5 Tax expenditure 10.1 Sickness and disability Other central government 2020* 0
D29+D5 Tax expenditure 10.1 Sickness and disability Local government 2020* 18
D29+D5 Tax expenditure 10.1 Sickness and disability Social security funds 2020* 1
D4N Other property income 10.1 Sickness and disability General government 2020* 0
D4N Other property income 10.1 Sickness and disability Central government 2020* 0
D4N Other property income 10.1 Sickness and disability The State 2020* 0
D4N Other property income 10.1 Sickness and disability Other central government 2020* 0
D4N Other property income 10.1 Sickness and disability Local government 2020* 0
D4N Other property income 10.1 Sickness and disability Social security funds 2020* 0
D7 Other current transfers 10.1 Sickness and disability General government 2020* 50
D7 Other current transfers 10.1 Sickness and disability Central government 2020* 6,597
D7 Other current transfers 10.1 Sickness and disability The State 2020* 6,598
D7 Other current transfers 10.1 Sickness and disability Other central government 2020* 0
D7 Other current transfers 10.1 Sickness and disability Local government 2020* 41
D7 Other current transfers 10.1 Sickness and disability Social security funds 2020* 0
Capital expenditure 10.1 Sickness and disability General government 2020* 142
Capital expenditure 10.1 Sickness and disability Central government 2020* 3
Capital expenditure 10.1 Sickness and disability The State 2020* 3
Capital expenditure 10.1 Sickness and disability Other central government 2020* 0
Capital expenditure 10.1 Sickness and disability Local government 2020* 105
Capital expenditure 10.1 Sickness and disability Social security funds 2020* 34
P51g Gross fixed capital formation 10.1 Sickness and disability General government 2020* 138
P51g Gross fixed capital formation 10.1 Sickness and disability Central government 2020* 0
P51g Gross fixed capital formation 10.1 Sickness and disability The State 2020* 0
P51g Gross fixed capital formation 10.1 Sickness and disability Other central government 2020* 0
P51g Gross fixed capital formation 10.1 Sickness and disability Local government 2020* 104
P51g Gross fixed capital formation 10.1 Sickness and disability Social security funds 2020* 34
P52+P53 Changes in invent. incl. valua.. 10.1 Sickness and disability General government 2020* 0
P52+P53 Changes in invent. incl. valua.. 10.1 Sickness and disability Central government 2020* 0
P52+P53 Changes in invent. incl. valua.. 10.1 Sickness and disability The State 2020* 0
P52+P53 Changes in invent. incl. valua.. 10.1 Sickness and disability Other central government 2020* 0
P52+P53 Changes in invent. incl. valua.. 10.1 Sickness and disability Local government 2020* 0
P52+P53 Changes in invent. incl. valua.. 10.1 Sickness and disability Social security funds 2020* 0
NP Acq. less disposals of non-prod. as.. 10.1 Sickness and disability General government 2020* 0
NP Acq. less disposals of non-prod. as.. 10.1 Sickness and disability Central government 2020* 0
NP Acq. less disposals of non-prod. as.. 10.1 Sickness and disability The State 2020* 0
NP Acq. less disposals of non-prod. as.. 10.1 Sickness and disability Other central government 2020* 0
NP Acq. less disposals of non-prod. as.. 10.1 Sickness and disability Local government 2020* 0
NP Acq. less disposals of non-prod. as.. 10.1 Sickness and disability Social security funds 2020* 0
D92 Investment grants 10.1 Sickness and disability General government 2020* 1
D92 Investment grants 10.1 Sickness and disability Central government 2020* 0
D92 Investment grants 10.1 Sickness and disability The State 2020* 0
D92 Investment grants 10.1 Sickness and disability Other central government 2020* 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 1995-2019 are definite. The figures for 2020 are provisional.

Changes as of 29 November 2021:
The provisional figures for 2019 have been added.
The figures for 2019 are definite.

In the context of the revision policy the figures from 1995 of the expenditure of general government by function have been revised. Figures of "The State" in the function education are changed by a new recording of the conditional Student Loans. Figures of the local government are changed by the introduction of new source data for recent years, and a repair of the break in the time series.

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.