Sharp increase in public expenditure continues
In the first half of 2010, public expenditure has risen by more than 7 billion euro relative to one year previously. Public revenue rose less rapidly by more than 3 billion euro.
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...
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 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.
Dutch public debt now also below EMU target
For the first time since 2008. Dutch public finances comply with the European standards.
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.
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.
Government deficit for 2021 down to 2.5 percent of GDP
In 2021, the Dutch government recorded a budget deficit of almost 22 billion euros. This is equal to 2.5 percent of gross domestic product (GDP).
Natural gas revenues reduce public deficit
The sale of natural gas is an important annual source of income for the Dutch government. Last year, revenues amounted to 12.4 billion euro. If natural gas revenues are not taken into account, the...
Higher taxes and social insurance contributions
The burden imposed by taxes and social security contributions has grown in recent years to 37.8 percent of GDP in 2015.