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Government finance

General government finance statistics cast light on the use of state funds.

In Estonia, the general government sector is divided into three:

  1. central government comprising state budget units and extra-budgetary funds, foundations and legal entities governed by public law;
  2. local governments, i.e. city and rural municipality administrations with their subsidiary units;
  3. social security funds: Estonian Health Insurance Fund and Estonian Unemployment Insurance Fund.

General government finance statistics cover general government financial indicators, such as tax receipts, general government revenue, expenditure and debt.

The statistics provide information on:

  • how much taxes are paid into the state budget and local budgets;
  • what is the budget surplus and deficit of the central government, local governments and social insurance funds;
  • how much the general government has borrowed and how much of this is external debt.

Both public institutions and enterprises need finance statistics. The data are mainly used for making projections and operational planning. Changes in tax receipts also reflect what is happening in the economy in general.

State budget tax revenues 1.95 billion euros
2.1%
1ST QUARTER 2021
Local budgets' tax revenues 362.1 million euros
1.4%
1ST QUARTER 2021
General government consolidated surplus/deficit -388.7 million euros
1.0%
4TH QUARTER 2020
Central government surplus/deficit -1,017.9 million euros
3.0%
2020
Local government surplus/deficit 5.6 million euros
-121.3%
2020
Surplus/deficit of social security funds -319.5 million euros
-531.2%
2020
General government consolidated debt 4.95 billion euros
-2.1%
4TH QUARTER 2020
Share of general government consolidated debt in GDP 18.2 %
2020
General government consolidated foreign debt 3.5 billion euros
-3.7%
4TH QUARTER 2020
State budget tax revenues | 2011 - 2020
Share of general government consolidated debt in GDP | 2016 – 2020
2016 2017 2018 2019 2020
General government consolidated debt, million euros 2,174.1 2,173.9 2,127.2 2,372.4 4,953.1
Share of general government consolidated debt in gross domestic product, % 9.9 9.1 8.2 8.4 18.2

News

General government continued in deficit

According to the preliminary data of Statistics Estonia, in 2018, the Estonian general government deficit was 0.5% and the gross debt level was 8% of the gross domestic product.
Read more 26. March 2019
News

General government debt declined again

According to the preliminary data of Statistics Estonia, in 2016, the Estonian general government surplus was 0.3% and the gross debt level was 9.5% of the gross domestic product.
Read more 24. March 2017

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