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)
D62+D632 Social benefits and social tr.. 10. Social protection Social security funds 2020* 74,486
D62+D632 Social benefits and social tr.. 10.7 Social exclusion n.e.c. Social security funds 2020* 0
D62+D632 Social benefits and social tr.. 10.8 R&D Social protection Social security funds 2020*
D62+D632 Social benefits and social tr.. 10.9 Social protection n.e.c. Social security funds 2020*
D62 Social benefits 10. Social protection Social security funds 2020* 59,201
D62 Social benefits 10.7 Social exclusion n.e.c. Social security funds 2020* 0
D62 Social benefits 10.8 R&D Social protection Social security funds 2020*
D62 Social benefits 10.9 Social protection n.e.c. Social security funds 2020*
D632 Social transfers in kind via mark.. 10. Social protection Social security funds 2020* 15,285
D632 Social transfers in kind via mark.. 10.7 Social exclusion n.e.c. Social security funds 2020* 0
D632 Social transfers in kind via mark.. 10.8 R&D Social protection Social security funds 2020*
D632 Social transfers in kind via mark.. 10.9 Social protection n.e.c. Social security funds 2020*
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.