Balance of central government finances

From January 2022 onwards, balance of central government finances will be presented on the basis of the revised elimination procedure introduced in 2020. The calculation comprises the eliminated calculation of central government agencies, eliminated calculation of off-budget entities and the combined eliminations of the two. The elimination covers the impacts of income and expenses and mutual receivables and debts.

The report consists of six tables the first of which shows revenue exclusive investments, expenditure exclusive investments, and (as the difference between them) revenue surplus or deficit. The next tables present financing requirement (-), net change in debt and change in liquid assets. The report is presented with an accuracy of one million euros.

The first column presents the eliminated accumulation for central government finances from the start of the year. The next column shows the corresponding accumulation in the same period a year before. The two last columns show change in central government finances year on year, in euros and percentage terms.

The chart presenting central government revenue and expenditure shows the 12-month moving total for central government revenue and expenditure for five years (EUR billion). You can examine the data with an accuracy of one euro by moving the cursor on the chart.

The figures of the chart are in accordance with the elimination method used before 2020.

The chart presenting the balance of central government finances shows the 12-month moving totals for revenue surplus/deficit and financing needs for five years (EUR billion) You can examine the data with an accuracy of one euro by moving the cursor on the chart.

The figures in the chart are in accordance with the elimination method used before 2020.