Official Statistics of Finland

General government revenue and expenditure by quarter

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Financial position of general government improved by EUR 3.4 from the quarter one year ago
17 Sep 2021
In the second quarter of 2021, consolidated total general government revenue grew by EUR 3.4 billion from the corresponding quarter of the previous year. Consolidated total expenditure did not grow much from the corresponding quarter of the previous year. The difference between revenue and expenditure, that is, the financial position of general government improved by EUR 3.4 billion from the respective quarter of the year before. Compared to the first quarter of 2021, seasonally adjusted revenue grew more than seasonally adjusted expenditure, that is, the financial position of general government improved in the second quarter of 2021 compared to the previous quarter. In the second quarter of 2021, the general government surplus (net lending) stood at EUR 0.5 billion. 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.

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: Update of the European Manual on Government Deficit and Debt (MGDD[1]) brings changes to general government deficit and debt
10 Mar 2020
The Manual on Government Deficit and Debt was updated towards the end of 2019 and Statistics Finland has begun going through possible needs for revisions in national accounts it has brought.

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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: 26.9.2021].
Access method: http://www.stat.fi/til/jtume/index_en.html