Main aggregates of general government
2. Statistical presentation
General government finance statistics is used for monitoring fiscal discipline in the European Union (EU) Member States and for the purposes of the Excessive Deficit Procedure.
Statistical concepts and definitions
The statistical unit is the institutional unit, as defined in ESA 2010.
According to the Classification of Institutional Sectors of the European System of Accounts (ESA 2010), the general government sector includes all state and local government budget institutions, the Social Insurance Fund and selected enterprises that are financed and controlled by the state and local governments.
Comparability - geographical
Data on European Union Member States
Data are comparable across Europe, as harmonised European rules (ESA 2010, and Manual on Government Deficit and Debt) are used by all Member States for compiling the EDP data.
Data on EU countries are available in Eurostat database.
4. Statistical processing
The main sources of statistical data on general government finances are the annual report of the Ministry of Finance on the execution of the central and local government budgets and information from the statistical surveys on the activity of central and local government-controlled enterprises.