Environmental protection expenditure is the economic resources devoted to environmental protection. Environmental protection is defined as all activities directly aimed at the prevention, reduction and elimination of pollution or any other degradation of the environment.

Environmental protection expenditure accounts (EPEA) present the data on expenditure for environmental protection in a way that is compatible with national accounts


Environmental investments are all outlays in a given year for machinery, equipment and land used for environmental protection purposes.

Final consumption of EP services by general government is government expenditure on environmental protection services that are used for the direct satisfaction of individual needs (individual consumption) or collective needs of members of the community (collective consumption).

General Government sector covers institutional units the main function of which is distribution of income or wealth. Output of these units is intended for individual or common use, and it is financed from compulsory contributions paid by the units of other sectors or by all institutional units. These units are non-market producers.

Gross capital formation means gross of consumption of fixed capital for the production of environmental protection services for sale or for own use.

In the environmental protection expenditure accounts the term specialised producers refers to all producers the main activity whereof is provision of environmental protection services, regardless they belong to a group of private or public producers and perform market or non-market activities.

Data availability

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Total general government expenditure is classified by domains of the Classification of Environmental Protection Activities (CEPA) and broken down by type of expenditure on the basis of ESA 10 transactions.

A Classification Catalogue with classification codes and their explanations has been published on the CSB website.

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Data collection

The data are compiled based on the data of the Treasury.

Data revision

Published data may be revised.


Comparability over time

Data are comparable since 2013.

International comparability


Statistical Office of European Union (Eurostat) is compiling and on own webpage publishing environment statistics on EU countries. Data are available in section: Statistics/ Environment and energy/ Environment.


Contact person on methodology

Name Surname Phone number Position Email
Iveta Brezinska 67366956 Senior Officer Iveta [dot] Brezinska [at] csb [dot] gov [dot] lv

Investments in and current expenditure on enviromental protection

Environmental taxes by economic activity

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Explanation of symbols


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Data not released for confidentiality reasons

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