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€14 bn government surplus after first three quarters
The Dutch central government realised a budget surplus of more than 14 billion euros over the first three quarters of 2019.
Raised state pension age curbs spending on benefits
In 2017, raising the statutory pension (AOW) entitlement age resulted in savings of approximately 1.7 billion euros. The situation after raising the entitlement age is compared with the entitlement...
Dutch public debt below EMU target
For the first time in six years, government debt falls below 60 percent of GDP (EMU target).
Government budget surplus up to 1.5 percent in 2018
The Dutch government achieved an 11 billion euro budget surplus in 2018, equivalent to 1.5 percent of gross domestic product (GDP). Government debt declined, just as in previous years, and stood at...
Eurozone debts still exceeding pre-crisis level
In mid-year 2019, the Netherlands’ gross debt ratio – government debt as a percentage of gross domestic product (GDP) – amounted to 50.9 percent of GDP.
Lower interest payment burden in spite of higher public debt
Public debt amounted to 383 billion euro in the second quarter of this year. Although much higher than in the pre-recession era in 2007, the Dutch interest burden declined on an annual basis and is...
Dutch government deficit and debt reduced considerably
The Netherlands’ general government deficit in 2015 came out at 1.8 percent of gross domestic product (GDP).
Dutch public debt now also below EMU target
For the first time since 2008. Dutch public finances comply with the European standards.
Public deficit almost 15 billion euros in the first half year
In the first six months of 2020, the Dutch government spent nearly 15 billion euros more than it received. This was mainly due to measures implemented by the government to support the economy...
Budget surplus at 2.1 percent of GDP in Q3 2018
Government revenues in the first three quarters of 2018 exceeded expenditure by almost 12 billion euros.
Government surplus in first quarter of 2013
In the first quarter of 2013, the Dutch government has realised a surplus, predominantly due to the one-off revenue from the auction of telecom frequencies. The nationalisation of SNS REAAL does not...
Local government depends heavily on central government funding
In the Netherlands, the local government is dependent on the central government for almost three quarters of its income. In 2019, 27 percent of the local government's income consisted of its own...
Substantially higher spending on care allowance in 2011
The Dutch government paid 4.7 billion euro in care allowances in 2011, nearly 0.9 billion more than one year previously. The increase is related to an increase in the standard premium for health care...
Higher government revenues reduce public deficit
Government revenues were nearly 7 bn euros higher in the first six months of 2016 than in the same period last year.
Public deficit reduced to 4.2 percent
By the end of June this year, the public deficit of the Netherlands was 4.2 percent of the gross domestic product (GDP), i.e. 25 billion euro on an annual basis. The current deficit is marginally...
Public deficit down to 2.3 percent in 2013
The most recent calculations made by Statistics Netherlands indicate that last year’s public deficit and public debt are in fact lower than the first estimate dating back to March suggested. In the...
Further improvement public finances
The public deficit and public debt (as a percentage of GDP) both declined in Q1 2016.
General government surplus 1.8% of GDP in mid-2019
In the first six months of 2019, the government had a budget surplus of 14 bn euros, as revenues increased more rapidly than expenditure.
Budget surplus up to 1.9 percent of GDP in mid-2018
Government revenues were nearly 5 billion euros higher in the first six months of 2018 than in the same period last year. This resulted in a year-on-year increase in the budget surplus, equivalent to...
Market value of Dutch government bonds plummets
Investors in Dutch government bonds faced severe losses in the first quarter of 2011.
Public deficit 27 billion euros in first nine months of 2020
This year, the Dutch government spent 27 billion euros more than it received up through September.
Budget surplus of almost 3 bn euros in 2016
The Netherlands has a budget surplus of nearly 3 bn euros for the first time since the global financial crisis.