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Balance of the public administration sector with respect to GDP

Balance of the public administration sector with respect to GDP
Catalonia Spain Eurozone European Union-27
2019 -0.6 -2.9 -0.6 -0.5
2018 -0.4 -2.5 -0.5 -0.4
2017 -0.5 -3.0 -0.9 -0.8
2016 -0.9 -4.3 -1.5 -1.4
2015 -2.9 -5.2 -2.0 -1.9
2014 -2.7 -5.9 -2.5 -2.4
2013 -2.2 -7.0 -3.0 -2.9
2012 -2.8 -10.7 -3.7 -3.6
2011 -4.1 -9.7 -4.2 -4.1
2010 -4.5 -9.5 -6.3 -6.0
2009 -2.4 -11.3 -6.2 -6.0
2008 -2.5 -4.6 -2.2 -2.0
2007 -0.6 1.9 -0.6 -0.5
2006 -0.2 2.1 -1.5 -1.4
2005 -0.4 1.2 -2.6 -2.3
2004 -0.4 -0.1 -2.9 -2.7
2003 -0.7 -0.4 -3.1 -3.1
Units: % of the GDP.
Source Catalonia: Departament of the Vice-presidency and of the Economy and Finance. Source Spain, eurozone and European Union: Eurostat.
Notes:
- The data for Catalonia corresponds to the public administration sector of the Generalitat and that for Spain integrates the result for all Spanish public administrations (Central Administration, Social Security Administrations, Autonomous Communities and Local Corporations).
- Since 2014, the data for Catalonia are compiled according to the new European System of National and Regional Accounts (ESA 2010). Data for previous years were compiled according to ESA 95.

Last update: October 27, 2020.

Methodological note

Capacity (+) or need (-) for public administration sector finance as a percentage of GDPmp.

The capacity or need for public administration sector finance is the difference between non financial income and expenditure under terms of national accounts. The regulations and criteria used for the calculation of the capacity or need for finance are those defined by the European system of accounts (ESA) and specified in the "Manual on Government Deficit and Debt - Implementation of ESA 2010" produced by EUROSTAT.

According to the ESA, the public administration sector is the format for all publicly owned institutional units (according to control criteria) that are considered non market producers (i.e. with sales income lower than 50% of production costs).

The Gross Domestic Product at market prices (GDP mp) is the value at market prices of the total production of the economy's goods and services, excluding intermediate consumption and including net taxes on production and imports.