Public corporations; liabilities, controlling government sector

Public corporations; liabilities, controlling government sector

Sectors Periods Liabilities in million euros Total liabilities (mln euro) Liabilities in million euros Financial corporations (mln euro) Liabilities in million euros Other corporations Total other corporations (mln euro) Liabilities in million euros Other corporations Loss-making (mln euro) Liabilities in million euros Other corporations Profit-making (mln euro) Liabilities in % of GDP Total liabilities (% of GDP) Liabilities in % of GDP Financial corporations (% of GDP) Liabilities in % of GDP Other corporations Total other corporations (% of GDP) Liabilities in % of GDP Other corporations Loss-making (% of GDP) Liabilities in % of GDP Other corporations Profit-making (% of GDP)
General government 2017 754,027 643,694 110,333 1,715 108,617 102.2 87.2 14.9 0.2 14.7
General government 2018* 749,263 628,754 120,509 3,493 117,017 96.8 81.2 15.6 0.5 15.1
Central government 2017 669,407 572,004 97,403 944 96,458 90.7 77.5 13.2 0.1 13.1
Central government 2018* 663,807 556,687 107,120 2,661 104,458 85.8 71.9 13.8 0.3 13.5
Local government 2017 84,620 71,690 12,930 771 12,159 11.5 9.7 1.8 0.1 1.6
Local government 2018* 85,457 72,067 13,390 831 12,558 11.0 9.3 1.7 0.1 1.6
Social security funds 2017 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
Social security funds 2018* 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
Source: CBS.
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Table description


This table contains figures on the liabilities of public corporations for a given year.
Only public corporations that have liabilities of economically significant amounts are included; liabilities are economically significant when they are larger than 0.01% of GDP.
The liabilities consist of the following debt instruments: deposits, debt securities (short- and long-term) and loans (short- and long-term). The liabilities of the Dutch Central Bank (DNB) are not included in this table. Figures by controlling government subsector, and financial or other (loss or profit making) corporations are also available. All figures are based on balance sheets at the end of a given year. Publication of this table meets one of the requirements of Directive EU 2011/85, part of the Enhanced Economic Governance package ("Six Pack") adopted by the European Council in 2011.

Data available from: situation on 31 December 2017.

Status of the figures:
Figures for 2018 are provisional. The figures for the period 2017 are final.

Changes as of 28 December 2020:
Provisional figures for 2018 have been published.
The figures for 2017 have become final.

When will new figures be published?
The provisional figures for 2019 and the final figures for 2018 will be published at the end of October 2021.

Description topics

Liabilities in million euros
The debt of public corporations according to the EMU debt definition.
It consists of the following debt instruments: deposits, short term debt securities, long term debt securities, short term loans and long term loans. The debt of public corporations is not part of the government debt (or EMU-debt).
Total liabilities
The debt of public corporations according to the EMU debt definition.
It consists of the following debt instruments: deposits, short term debt securities, long term debt securities, short term loans and long term loans. The debt of public corporations is not part of the government debt (or EMU-debt).
Financial corporations
The financial corporations sector consists of institutional units which are independent legal entities and market producers, and whose principal activity is the production of financial services. Such institutional units comprise all corporations and quasi-corporations which are principally engaged in:
- financial intermediation (financial intermediaries); and/or
- auxiliary financial activities (financial auxiliaries).

Financial intermediation is the activity in which an institutional unit acquires financial assets and incurs liabilities on its own account by engaging in financial transactions on the market. The assets and liabilities of financial intermediaries are transformed or repackaged in relation to, for example, maturity, scale, risk, etc. in the financial intermediation process. Auxiliary financial activities are activities related to financial intermediation but which do not involve financial intermediation themselves.
The financial corporations sector is subdivided into the following subsectors:
- central bank
- deposit-taking corporations except the central bank
- money market funds (MMFs)
- non-MMF investment funds
- other financial intermediaries, except insurance corporations and pension funds
- financial auxiliaries
- captive financial institutions and money lenders
- insurance corporations
- pension funds

The liabilities of the Dutch Central Bank (DNB) are not included in this table.
Other corporations
All public corporations which are not financial corporations.
Total other corporations
All public corporations which are not financial corporations.
Loss-making
Other corporations with an operational loss in the accounting year.
Profit-making
Other corporations with an operational profit in the accounting year.
Liabilities in % of GDP
Liabilities of public corporations as a percentage of the gross domestic product (GDP).
Total liabilities
Liabilities of public corporations as a percentage of the gross domestic product (GDP).
Financial corporations
The financial corporations sector consists of institutional units which are independent legal entities and market producers, and whose principal activity is the production of financial services. Such institutional units comprise all corporations and quasi-corporations which are principally engaged in:
- financial intermediation (financial intermediaries); and/or
- auxiliary financial activities (financial auxiliaries).

Financial intermediation is the activity in which an institutional unit acquires financial assets and incurs liabilities on its own account by engaging in financial transactions on the market. The assets and liabilities of financial intermediaries are transformed or repackaged in relation to, for example, maturity, scale, risk, etc. in the financial intermediation process. Auxiliary financial activities are activities related to financial intermediation but which do not involve financial intermediation themselves.
The financial corporations sector is subdivided into the following subsectors:
- central bank
- deposit-taking corporations except the central bank
- money market funds (MMFs)
- non-MMF investment funds
- other financial intermediaries, except insurance corporations and pension funds
- financial auxiliaries
- captive financial institutions and money lenders
- insurance corporations
- pension funds

The liabilities of the Dutch Central Bank (DNB) are not included in this table.
Other corporations
All public corporations which are not financial corporations.
Total other corporations
All public corporations which are not financial corporations.
Loss-making
Other corporations with an operational loss in the accounting year.
Profit-making
Other corporations with an operational profit in the accounting year.