Lithuania - Compensation of employees (% of expense)

Compensation of employees (% of expense) in Lithuania was 16.24 as of 2015. Its highest value over the past 24 years was 20.93 in 1998, while its lowest value was 7.52 in 1991.

Definition: Compensation of employees consists of all payments in cash, as well as in kind (such as food and housing), to employees in return for services rendered, and government contributions to social insurance schemes such as social security and pensions that provide benefits to employees.

Source: International Monetary Fund, Government Finance Statistics Yearbook and data files.

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Year Value
1991 7.52
1993 12.31
1994 15.47
1995 16.59
1996 17.42
1997 15.33
1998 20.93
1999 18.64
2000 17.00
2001 17.78
2002 18.57
2003 18.60
2004 19.32
2005 18.83
2006 19.17
2007 17.23
2008 16.92
2009 15.98
2010 14.49
2011 13.64
2012 15.52
2013 15.88
2014 16.18
2015 16.24

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: Median

Periodicity: Annual


Topic: Public Sector Indicators

Sub-Topic: Government finance