Official estimate

The figures released here form the first yearly estimate by CBS for the general government sector over 2017. Data over previous years were published in the National accounts in June 2017.
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 yearly, before 1 April and before 1 October. The European Union statistical bureau Eurostat will verify the government deficit and debt figures to be reported by all member states before 1 April 2018 and will subsequently publish statistics on 23 April 2018.
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