Belgium - Revenue, excluding grants (% of GDP)

Revenue, excluding grants (% of GDP) in Belgium was 40.64 as of 2015. Its highest value over the past 20 years was 42.81 in 2013, while its lowest value was 39.51 in 2009.

Definition: Revenue is cash receipts from taxes, social contributions, and other revenues such as fines, fees, rent, and income from property or sales. Grants are also considered as revenue but are excluded here.

Source: International Monetary Fund, Government Finance Statistics Yearbook and data files, and World Bank and OECD GDP estimates.

See also:

Year Value
1995 41.15
1996 41.64
1997 41.86
1998 42.44
1999 42.17
2000 42.11
2001 42.16
2002 41.09
2003 40.31
2004 40.28
2005 40.25
2006 39.88
2007 39.51
2008 40.47
2009 39.51
2010 40.08
2011 40.81
2012 42.11
2013 42.81
2014 42.52
2015 40.64

Limitations and Exceptions: For most countries central government finance data have been consolidated into one account, but for others only budgetary central government accounts are available. Countries reporting budgetary data are noted in the country metadata. Because budgetary accounts may not include all central government units (such as social security funds), they usually provide an incomplete picture. In federal states the central government accounts provide an incomplete view of total public finance. Data on government revenue and expense are collected by the IMF through questionnaires to member countries and by the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD). Despite IMF efforts to standardize data collection, statistics are often incomplete, untimely, and not comparable across countries.

Statistical Concept and Methodology: The IMF's Government Finance Statistics Manual 2014, harmonized with the 2008 SNA, recommends an accrual accounting method, focusing on all economic events affecting assets, liabilities, revenues, and expenses, not just those represented by cash transactions. It accounts for all changes in stocks, so stock data at the end of an accounting period equal stock data at the beginning of the period plus flows over the period. The 1986 manual considered only debt stocks. Government finance statistics are reported in local currency. Many countries report government finance data by fiscal year; see country metadata for information on fiscal year end by country.

Aggregation method: Weighted average

Periodicity: Annual


Topic: Public Sector Indicators

Sub-Topic: Government finance