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 10.4 Family and children General government 2020* 16,560
Total government expenditure 10.4 Family and children Central government 2020* 10,649
Total government expenditure 10.4 Family and children The State 2020* 10,663
Total government expenditure 10.4 Family and children Other central government 2020* 7
Total government expenditure 10.4 Family and children Local government 2020* 6,192
Total government expenditure 10.4 Family and children Social security funds 2020* 1,295
P2 Intermediate consumption 10.4 Family and children General government 2020* 578
P2 Intermediate consumption 10.4 Family and children Central government 2020* 48
P2 Intermediate consumption 10.4 Family and children The State 2020* 48
P2 Intermediate consumption 10.4 Family and children Other central government 2020* 0
P2 Intermediate consumption 10.4 Family and children Local government 2020* 530
P2 Intermediate consumption 10.4 Family and children Social security funds 2020* 0
D1 Compensation of employees 10.4 Family and children General government 2020* 1,292
D1 Compensation of employees 10.4 Family and children Central government 2020* 157
D1 Compensation of employees 10.4 Family and children The State 2020* 157
D1 Compensation of employees 10.4 Family and children Other central government 2020* 0
D1 Compensation of employees 10.4 Family and children Local government 2020* 1,135
D1 Compensation of employees 10.4 Family and children Social security funds 2020* 0
D41 Interest; definition National Acco.. 10.4 Family and children General government 2020*
D41 Interest; definition National Acco.. 10.4 Family and children Central government 2020*
D41 Interest; definition National Acco.. 10.4 Family and children The State 2020*
D41 Interest; definition National Acco.. 10.4 Family and children Other central government 2020*
D41 Interest; definition National Acco.. 10.4 Family and children Local government 2020*
D41 Interest; definition National Acco.. 10.4 Family and children Social security funds 2020*
D62+D632 Social benefits and social tr.. 10.4 Family and children General government 2020* 13,548
D62+D632 Social benefits and social tr.. 10.4 Family and children Central government 2020* 9,397
D62+D632 Social benefits and social tr.. 10.4 Family and children The State 2020* 9,390
D62+D632 Social benefits and social tr.. 10.4 Family and children Other central government 2020* 7
D62+D632 Social benefits and social tr.. 10.4 Family and children Local government 2020* 4,149
D62+D632 Social benefits and social tr.. 10.4 Family and children Social security funds 2020* 2
D62 Social benefits 10.4 Family and children General government 2020* 6,425
D62 Social benefits 10.4 Family and children Central government 2020* 6,389
D62 Social benefits 10.4 Family and children The State 2020* 6,382
D62 Social benefits 10.4 Family and children Other central government 2020* 7
D62 Social benefits 10.4 Family and children Local government 2020* 34
D62 Social benefits 10.4 Family and children Social security funds 2020* 2
D632 Social transfers in kind via mark.. 10.4 Family and children General government 2020* 7,123
D632 Social transfers in kind via mark.. 10.4 Family and children Central government 2020* 3,008
D632 Social transfers in kind via mark.. 10.4 Family and children The State 2020* 3,008
D632 Social transfers in kind via mark.. 10.4 Family and children Other central government 2020* 0
D632 Social transfers in kind via mark.. 10.4 Family and children Local government 2020* 4,115
D632 Social transfers in kind via mark.. 10.4 Family and children Social security funds 2020* 0
D3 Subsidies 10.4 Family and children General government 2020* 280
D3 Subsidies 10.4 Family and children Central government 2020* 10
D3 Subsidies 10.4 Family and children The State 2020* 10
D3 Subsidies 10.4 Family and children Other central government 2020* 0
D3 Subsidies 10.4 Family and children Local government 2020* 270
D3 Subsidies 10.4 Family and children Social security funds 2020* 0
Other current expenditure 10.4 Family and children General government 2020* 832
Other current expenditure 10.4 Family and children Central government 2020* 1,036
Other current expenditure 10.4 Family and children The State 2020* 1,057
Other current expenditure 10.4 Family and children Other central government 2020* 0
Other current expenditure 10.4 Family and children Local government 2020* 79
Other current expenditure 10.4 Family and children Social security funds 2020* 1,293
D29+D5 Tax expenditure 10.4 Family and children General government 2020* 5
D29+D5 Tax expenditure 10.4 Family and children Central government 2020* 2
D29+D5 Tax expenditure 10.4 Family and children The State 2020* 2
D29+D5 Tax expenditure 10.4 Family and children Other central government 2020* 0
D29+D5 Tax expenditure 10.4 Family and children Local government 2020* 3
D29+D5 Tax expenditure 10.4 Family and children Social security funds 2020* 0
D4N Other property income 10.4 Family and children General government 2020* 0
D4N Other property income 10.4 Family and children Central government 2020* 0
D4N Other property income 10.4 Family and children The State 2020* 0
D4N Other property income 10.4 Family and children Other central government 2020* 0
D4N Other property income 10.4 Family and children Local government 2020* 0
D4N Other property income 10.4 Family and children Social security funds 2020* 0
D7 Other current transfers 10.4 Family and children General government 2020* 827
D7 Other current transfers 10.4 Family and children Central government 2020* 1,034
D7 Other current transfers 10.4 Family and children The State 2020* 1,055
D7 Other current transfers 10.4 Family and children Other central government 2020* 0
D7 Other current transfers 10.4 Family and children Local government 2020* 76
D7 Other current transfers 10.4 Family and children Social security funds 2020* 1,293
Capital expenditure 10.4 Family and children General government 2020* 30
Capital expenditure 10.4 Family and children Central government 2020* 1
Capital expenditure 10.4 Family and children The State 2020* 1
Capital expenditure 10.4 Family and children Other central government 2020* 0
Capital expenditure 10.4 Family and children Local government 2020* 29
Capital expenditure 10.4 Family and children Social security funds 2020* 0
P51g Gross fixed capital formation 10.4 Family and children General government 2020* 30
P51g Gross fixed capital formation 10.4 Family and children Central government 2020* 1
P51g Gross fixed capital formation 10.4 Family and children The State 2020* 1
P51g Gross fixed capital formation 10.4 Family and children Other central government 2020* 0
P51g Gross fixed capital formation 10.4 Family and children Local government 2020* 29
P51g Gross fixed capital formation 10.4 Family and children Social security funds 2020* 0
P52+P53 Changes in invent. incl. valua.. 10.4 Family and children General government 2020* 0
P52+P53 Changes in invent. incl. valua.. 10.4 Family and children Central government 2020* 0
P52+P53 Changes in invent. incl. valua.. 10.4 Family and children The State 2020* 0
P52+P53 Changes in invent. incl. valua.. 10.4 Family and children Other central government 2020* 0
P52+P53 Changes in invent. incl. valua.. 10.4 Family and children Local government 2020* 0
P52+P53 Changes in invent. incl. valua.. 10.4 Family and children Social security funds 2020* 0
NP Acq. less disposals of non-prod. as.. 10.4 Family and children General government 2020* 0
NP Acq. less disposals of non-prod. as.. 10.4 Family and children Central government 2020* 0
NP Acq. less disposals of non-prod. as.. 10.4 Family and children The State 2020* 0
NP Acq. less disposals of non-prod. as.. 10.4 Family and children Other central government 2020* 0
NP Acq. less disposals of non-prod. as.. 10.4 Family and children Local government 2020* 0
NP Acq. less disposals of non-prod. as.. 10.4 Family and children Social security funds 2020* 0
D92 Investment grants 10.4 Family and children General government 2020* 0
D92 Investment grants 10.4 Family and children Central government 2020* 0
D92 Investment grants 10.4 Family and children The State 2020* 0
D92 Investment grants 10.4 Family and children 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 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.