Key indicator

Structure of general government expenditure

In 2017, expenditure on social protection (pensions, benefits, and other forms of social support) accounted for almost one third (30.8 %) of the total expenditure of the general government sector – 15.2 % were allocated to education, while 14.7 % – to economic affairs. Expenditure on general public services and the health sector accounted for 10.7 % and 9.3 %, respectively. The remaining share of expenditure (19.3 %) was directed towards public order and safety, defence, recreation, culture and religion, housing and community amenities and environmental protection.

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