The methodological manual on Government Deficit and Debt (MGDD) has been updated

Data on government deficit and debt are based on the National Accounts and they are delivered to the European Commission twice a year as part of the excessive deficit procedure (EDP). An updated version of the methodological manual MGDD (Manual on Government Deficit and Debt, Implementation of ESA 2010) that guides the compilation of the government finance statistics was published in August 2019. Statistics Finland has started an assessment of what the updated manual means in practice in terms of data on general government finance statistics. These reviews may lead to changes to data of general government deficit and debt figures in future publications. Any changes will be described in the statistics when they are implemented.


Last updated 30.9.2019

Referencing instructions:

Official Statistics of Finland (OSF): General government deficit and debt [e-publication].
ISSN=1799-5914. Helsinki: Statistics Finland [referred: 13.11.2019].
Access method: http://www.stat.fi/til/jali/jali_2019-09-30_uut_001_en.html