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Official Statistics of Finland

General government expenditure by function

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Latest release:
Government expenditure grew strongly in 2020
17 Dec 2021
According to Statistics Finland's data, consolidated total general government expenditure was 57.5 per cent relative to gross domestic product in 2020. In 2019, the corresponding figure was 53.3 per cent. Due to the corona pandemic, especially unemployment benefits and business subsidies were paid more than in the previous years. Over one-half of the growth in general government expenditure came from social protection and business support.

Description: The statistics describe general government expenditure by function and sub-sector on the basis of national accounts data. The statistics on general government expenditure by function are a part of the regular Eurostat reporting programme.
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Change: Revisions in statistics on local government finances change data for general government
31 Jan 2017
The figures for general government for the statistical reference year 2015 changed more than usual in the January 2017 release.

Referencing instructions:

Official Statistics of Finland (OSF): General government expenditure by function [e-publication].
ISSN=1798-0828. Helsinki: Statistics Finland [referred: 22.4.2024].
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