Official Statistics of Finland

General government revenue and expenditure by quarter

Producer: Statistics Finland

Latest release:
General government deficit grew by EUR 0.1 billion in the Third quarter
20 Dec 2017
In the third quarter of 2017, consolidated total general government revenue grew by EUR 0.2 billion from the corresponding quarter of the previous year. Consolidated total expenditure increased by EUR 0.3 billion from the previous years corresponding quarter. The difference between revenue and expenditure, that is, the deficit (net borrowing) of general government rose by EUR 0.1 billion. Total revenue decreased by 1.5 per cent from the previous quarter. Total expenditure grew by 1.5 per cent from the previous quarter. In the third quarter of 2017, general government deficit (net borrowing) stood at EUR 0.7 billion. General government deficit has seen a trend-like decline since 2015. These data derive from Statistics Finlands statistics on general government revenue and expenditure by quarter. General government is comprised of central government, local government and social security funds.

Next release:
16 Mar 2018

Description: The statistics describe quarterly data on the revenue and expenditure of general government. The statistics are derived statistics according to the national accounts, that is, statistics consistent with the national accounts derived from sector-specific basic statistics. The statistics were established to develop economic monitoring of general government for timely and reliable measuring of the public sector required by the EU's Stability and Growth Pact and the European Central Bank ECB.
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Change: Revisions in the statistics on local government finances change data for general government
17 Mar 2017
The figures for the annual statistics on general government for the statistical reference year 2015 changed more than usual in the January 2017 release.

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Official Statistics of Finland (OSF): General government revenue and expenditure by quarter [e-publication].
ISSN=1797-9382. Helsinki: Statistics Finland [referred: 25.2.2018].
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