Public corporations; liabilities, controlling government sector

Public corporations; liabilities, controlling government sector

Sectors Periods Liabilities in million euros Financial corporations (mln euro) Liabilities in % of GDP Financial corporations (% of GDP)
General government 2018* 628,754 81.2
Central government 2018* 556,687 71.9
Local government 2018* 72,067 9.3
Social security funds 2018* 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).
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.
Liabilities in % of GDP
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.