Germany Government Budget 1995-2017 | Data | Chart | Calendar | Forecast

The German general government, which comprises central, state and local government and social security funds, recorded a net lending of €23.7 billion at the end of 2016, equivalent to 0.8 percent of GDP, compared with a preliminary figure of €19.2 billion, or 0.6 percent of GDP. In absolute terms, it was the biggest surplus recorded since German reunification, as revenues grew to €1,411.4 billion, due to a large increase in income tax and property tax payments (6.5 percent) and in social contributions (4.6 percent); while expenditures rose to €1,387.7 billion, driven by higher expenditure on intermediate consumption (8.7 percent) and a marked increase in expenditure on social benefits in kind (6.2 percent). The largest surplus in 2016 was achieved by social insurance funds (€8.2 billion), followed by central government (€7.7 billion), state government (€4.7 billion) and local government (€3.1 billion). Government Budget in Germany averaged -2.09 percent of GDP from 1995 until 2016, reaching an all time high of 0.90 percent of GDP in 2000 and a record low of -9.40 percent of GDP in 1995.

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Calendar GMT Actual Previous Consensus TEForecast
2017-01-12 09:00 AM Government Budget 0.6% 0.7% 0.5%
2018-02-23 09:00 AM Government Budget


Germany Government Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Government Debt to GDP 68.30 71.20 81.00 54.70 percent [+]
Government Budget 0.80 0.70 0.90 -9.40 percent of GDP [+]
Government Budget Value 13.37 9.83 40.63 -58.90 EUR Billion [+]
Government Spending 139.50 140.11 140.11 88.52 EUR Billion [+]
Government Spending to GDP 44.30 44.00 54.70 42.80 percent [+]
Government Revenues 346.12 337.54 503.44 206.35 EUR Billion [+]
Government Debt 1771214.80 1771555.20 2280173.90 1094940.50 EUR Million [+]
Fiscal Expenditure 332.75 327.70 509.66 222.14 EUR Billion [+]
Military Expenditure 40985.40 39812.60 61198.70 16966.10 USD Million [+]
Credit Rating 99.87 [+]
Asylum Applications 16460.00 14980.00 92105.00 1535.00 [+]


Germany Government Budget

Government Budget is an itemized accounting of the payments received by government (taxes and other fees) and the payments made by government (purchases and transfer payments). A budget deficit occurs when an government spends more money than it takes in. The opposite of a budget deficit is a budget surplus. This page provides the latest reported value for - Germany Government Budget - plus previous releases, historical high and low, short-term forecast and long-term prediction, economic calendar, survey consensus and news. Germany Government Budget - actual data, historical chart and calendar of releases - was last updated on December of 2017.

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
0.80 0.70 0.90 -9.40 1995 - 2016 percent of GDP Yearly




government budget by Country
Country Last
Australia -2.40 Dec/16
Brazil -8.90 Dec/16
Canada -0.90 Dec/17
China -3.80 Dec/16
Euro Area -1.50 Dec/16
France -3.40 Dec/16
Germany 0.80 Dec/16
India -3.50 Dec/16
Indonesia -2.46 Dec/16
Italy -2.40 Dec/16
Japan -4.50 Dec/16
Mexico -2.60 Dec/16
Netherlands 0.40 Dec/16
Russia -3.40 Dec/16
South Korea -2.40 Dec/16
Spain -4.50 Dec/16
Switzerland 0.20 Dec/16
Turkey -1.10 Dec/16
United Kingdom -3.00 Dec/16
United States -3.50 Dec/17