Official estimate

The figures released here form the first yearly estimate by CBS for the general government sector over 2016. Data from previous years were published in the National Accounts in June 2016. Figures over 2015 have been updated. As a result, the data in the government accounts differ from the national accounts data. In June 2017 the government and national accounts will be realigned.
Figures published by CBS are the official figures on the balance of the government budget and the government debt of the Netherlands. These are reported to the European Commission as part of the Excessive Deficit Procedure (EDP). Reporting takes place twice per year, before 1 April and before 1 October. The European Union statistical bureau Eurostat will verify the government deficits and debt figures to be reported by all member states before 1 April 2017 and will subsequently publish statistics on 24 April 2017.