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  Title Total general government expenditure by functions (COFOG), (Eurostat ESA2010 TP, table 11) - E11

  Data source European Commission (Eurostat); OECD for Japan, United Kingdom, and United States.  

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  Dataset last update in SDW 2023-03-07 15:30:00
  Catalog Download the series catalogue of the dataset E11 in CSV format, i.e. full list of series and associated metadata: Excel 2013 (zipped) or the earlier Excel versions.

  Data presentation - Summary description In national accounts, general government expenditure is also classified by function according to the international Classification of the Functions of Government (COFOG). The COFOG classification describes government expenditure according to 10 major functions or purposes:

1) general public services
2) defence
3) public order and safety
4) economic affairs
5) environmental protection
6) housing and community amenities
7) health
8) recreation, culture and religion
9) education
10) social protection

The expenditure according to the ten major functions is presented in an interactive table with charts. More detailed information of the type of expenditure are available for each function, i.e. compensation of employees (labour costs), intermediate consumption (expenses on goods and services), and gross fixed capital formation (investments). The data are transmitted to the ECB by Eurostat and are defined by reference to the European System of Accounts 2010 (ESA 2010).

The Eurostat Manual on sources and methods for the compilation of COFOG Statistics (link) provides detailed information on the methodological background for the compilation of COFOG data. The data are consistent in terms of methodology with the annual GFS data presented in SDW report "General Government Fiscal Position of the Euro Area, the European Union and European Union Countries - Annual" (annual data on general government revenue, expenditure, deficit/surplus, debt and the deficit-debt adjustment). However, differences between the two data sets may arise due to different data vintages.              

  Reference area coverage Euro area, EU and all EU Member States, Japan, United Kingdom, and United States.

  Time coverage From 1995.

  Time period Annual.

  Statistical concepts and definitions For information about the naming convention (series key dimensions and metadata), refer to the E11 underlying DSD (NA_SEC) maintained by the ESTAT.
  Statistical unit National currency, percentage of GDP, and percentage of total expenditure.

  Valuation Current prices.

  Adjustment Not adjusted.

  Metadata last update 11/APR/2023 10:06:05

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