Actual collective consumption (P42) corresponds to public goods and services for which the benefit cannot be attributed to one or more households in particular. It benefits the community as a whole or large sections of society (defense, police, justice, public utilities, regulations, etc.).
Collective consumption is financed by general government (S13).
Collective consumption corresponds to divisions 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 and 6 of the classification of the functions of government (COFOG) and of general administration, regulation and information dissemination functions as well as research and development of all its divisions.