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Overview of Government Expenditures

EUR mil. Per capita Per working person Annual change
Current Expenditures 13 657,5 2 526 5 864 6,8%
Labour Costs (including contributions) 2 018,8 373 867 1,0%
Goods and Services 1 300,2 240 558 6,0%
Current Transfers 9 089,7 1 681 3 903 6,3%
Subsidies to Municipalities and SGR 1 167,3 216 501 0,6%
Social Allowances and Constributions 1 375,0 254 590 0,4%
Subsidies to Non-financial Entities and Businesses out of Public Administration 5 868,4 1 085 2 520 435,4%
Foreign Transfers 679,0 126 292 16,6%
Debt Service (including Interest Costs) 1 248,5 231 536 24,0%
Capital Expenditures 1 983,2 367 852 -20,5%
Total Government Expenditures 15 640,7 2 892 6 716 2,4%

Table description

An overview of expenditures by type shows that the main items of government expenditures are financial transfers, either to individuals (welfare benefits or payments for health insurance) or to legal entities and local governments.