The national accounts in 2016National accounts - Base 2010

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Insee Résultats
Paru le : 30/05/2017
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Public finances in 2016National accounts - Base 2010

Detailed figures
Insee Résultats
Paru le : 28/11/2017

The "Public finances" item introduces the leading indicators published by Insee relating to the general government accounts. It aims at satisfying the growing interest of a large audience for information on this topic (political decision makers, international organizations...). Its implementation follows the recommendations of the IMF formulated in a quality audit run in 2003.

Warning: In addition to the publication on 30 May 2017, this update concerns the publication of government expenditure tables broken down by function.

Main aggregates of the general government accounts in % of GDP

%
Main aggregates of the general government accounts in % of GDP
Titles 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016
Expenditure 56,8 57,0 57,1 56,7 56,4
Expenditure excluding imputed items (1) 53,4 53,6 53,3 52,6 52,4
Receipts 52,0 52,9 53,2 53,1 53,0
Receipts excluding imputed items (1) 48,7 49,6 49,5 49,3 49,3
Deficit according to the Maastricht definition -4,8 -4,0 -3,9 -3,6 -3,4
Debt according to the Maastricht definition (2) 89,5 92,3 94,9 95,6 96,3
Net debt (3) 80,6 83,5 86,1 86,9 87,8
Compulsory levies (4) 43,8 44,8 44,6 44,4 44,4
   of which levies of the European Union 0,1 0,1 0,1 0,1 0,1
  • (1) The expenditure and receipts of the general government excluding the imputed socials contributions may, in certain cases, prove to be a better basis for international comparisons.
  • (2) Debt according to the Regulation n°3605 of the European Commission.
  • (3) The general government net debt is defined as the difference between the general government debt according to the Maastricht definition and the deposits, loans and securities (excluding shares) held by the general government over the other sectors.
  • (4) Excluding imputed social contributions.
  • Source: National accounts - 2010 base, Insee.