Government Production and Consumption; transactions, sectors

Government Production and Consumption; transactions, sectors

Institutional sectors Transactions and Balancing items Periods Government Production and Consumption (million euros)
General government P2 Intermediate consumption 2020* 50,795
General government P51c Consumption of fixed capital 2020* 25,423
General government P3 Final consumption expenditure 2020* 207,633
General government P31 Individual final consumption expen.. 2020* 140,024
General government P32 Collective final consumption expen.. 2020* 67,609
Central government P2 Intermediate consumption 2020* 19,007
Central government P51c Consumption of fixed capital 2020* 11,998
Central government P3 Final consumption expenditure 2020* 54,625
Central government P31 Individual final consumption expen.. 2020* 13,468
Central government P32 Collective final consumption expen.. 2020* 41,157
The State P2 Intermediate consumption 2020* 11,823
The State P51c Consumption of fixed capital 2020* 5,722
The State P3 Final consumption expenditure 2020* 36,462
The State P31 Individual final consumption expen.. 2020* 9,288
The State P32 Collective final consumption expen.. 2020* 27,174
Other central government P2 Intermediate consumption 2020* 7,184
Other central government P51c Consumption of fixed capital 2020* 6,276
Other central government P3 Final consumption expenditure 2020* 18,163
Other central government P31 Individual final consumption expen.. 2020* 4,180
Other central government P32 Collective final consumption expen.. 2020* 13,983
Local government P2 Intermediate consumption 2020* 29,674
Local government P51c Consumption of fixed capital 2020* 13,323
Local government P3 Final consumption expenditure 2020* 84,591
Local government P31 Individual final consumption expen.. 2020* 58,139
Local government P32 Collective final consumption expen.. 2020* 26,452
Municipalities P2 Intermediate consumption 2020* 14,596
Municipalities P51c Consumption of fixed capital 2020* 7,807
Municipalities P3 Final consumption expenditure 2020* 37,553
Municipalities P31 Individual final consumption expen.. 2020* 21,950
Municipalities P32 Collective final consumption expen.. 2020* 15,603
Local intergovernmental organisations P2 Intermediate consumption 2020* 2,521
Local intergovernmental organisations P51c Consumption of fixed capital 2020* 592
Local intergovernmental organisations P3 Final consumption expenditure 2020* 6,902
Local intergovernmental organisations P31 Individual final consumption expen.. 2020* 4,029
Local intergovernmental organisations P32 Collective final consumption expen.. 2020* 2,873
Provinces P2 Intermediate consumption 2020* 1,352
Provinces P51c Consumption of fixed capital 2020* 885
Provinces P3 Final consumption expenditure 2020* 2,893
Provinces P31 Individual final consumption expen.. 2020* 161
Provinces P32 Collective final consumption expen.. 2020* 2,732
Public water boards P2 Intermediate consumption 2020* 1,367
Public water boards P51c Consumption of fixed capital 2020* 820
Public water boards P3 Final consumption expenditure 2020* 2,805
Public water boards P31 Individual final consumption expen.. 2020* 0
Public water boards P32 Collective final consumption expen.. 2020* 2,805
Other local government P2 Intermediate consumption 2020* 9,838
Other local government P51c Consumption of fixed capital 2020* 3,219
Other local government P3 Final consumption expenditure 2020* 34,438
Other local government P31 Individual final consumption expen.. 2020* 31,999
Other local government P32 Collective final consumption expen.. 2020* 2,439
Social security funds P2 Intermediate consumption 2020* 2,114
Social security funds P51c Consumption of fixed capital 2020* 102
Social security funds P3 Final consumption expenditure 2020* 68,417
Social security funds P31 Individual final consumption expen.. 2020* 68,417
Social security funds P32 Collective final consumption expen.. 2020* 0
Source: CBS.
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Table description


This table contains information on the output and final consumption expenditure of the general government. The general government output is determined from the production costs, which consist of compensation of employees, intermediate consumption, consumption of fixed capital, other taxes on production (payable) and other subsidies on production (receivable). Please note that the subsidies are denoted with a negative sign, as subsidies reduce production costs.
General government output is predominantly comprised of non-market output that is provided for free. To a lesser extent, output of the general government is also sold on the market, used as output for own final use, or provided to the market as non-market output at prices that are not economically significant.
The final consumption expenditure of the general government can be broken down into an individual and collective component. The individual consumption expenditure is equal to the social transfers in kind, which are individual goods and services supplied to individual households for free or at prices that are not economically significant, either produced as non-market output or purchased from market producers. The collective consumption expenditure are the costs associated with providing collective goods and services to society, or large parts of it, as a whole.
The terms and definitions used are in accordance with the framework of the National Accounts. The National Accounts are based on the international definitions of the European System of Accounts (ESA 2010). The time of recording is in congruence with the accrual principle. 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 final. The figures for 2020 are provisional.

Changes as of 24 June 2021:
The annual figures 2020 have been added. The annual figures 2019 have been adjusted.
The annual figures for 2019 are final.

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 Production and Consumption
The general government output (P1) is determined from the production costs, which consist of compensation of employees (D1), intermediate consumption (P2), consumption of fixed capital (P51c), other taxes on production (D29, payable), other subsidies on production (D39, receivable) and the net operating surplus (B2n). Please note that the subsidies are denoted with a negative sign, as subsidies reduce production costs. Furthermore, the net operating surplus (B2n) of the general government is always equal to zero:
P1 = D1 + P2 + P51c + D29 (payable) + D39 (receivable) + B2n
General government output (P1) is predominantly comprised of non-market output that is provided for free (P132). To a lesser extent, output of the general government is also sold on the market (P11), used as output for own final use (P12), or provided to the market as non-market output at prices that are not economically significant (P131):
P1 = P11 + P12 + P131 + P132
The final consumption expenditure of the general government (P3) can be broken down into an individual (P31) and collective component (P32):
P3 = P31 + P32
The individual consumption expenditure (P31) is equal to the social transfers in kind, which are individual goods and services supplied to individual households for free or at prices that are not economically significant, either produced as non-market output (D631) or purchased from market producers (D632):
P31 = D631 + D632
The collective consumption expenditure (P32) are the costs associated with providing collective goods and services to society, or large parts of it, as a whole. In other words, this is the part of the non-market output that is provided for free (P132), which does not pertain to individual consumption expenditure (D631):
P132 = D631 + P32
The relevant balancing items for the output and final consumption expenditure of the general government are as follows:
B1n (Value added, net) = D1 + D29 (payable) + D39 (receivable) + B2n
B1g (Value added, gross) = P1 – P2 = B1n + P51c