Budget

This main section contains 4 sections:

The government makes agreements on public finances and budgetary policy when it takes office. Public finances are the government’s revenues and expenditures.

Budgetary policy describes how the government will handle them. Public finances are debated, adopted, received and spent, and accounted for in the budget process.

Budget Deficit / EMU balance 2008 – 2014
Deficit / Surplus 2014 2013 2012

2011

2010

2009

2008
As % of gdp -3.3 % -3.2 % -4.1% -4.3%  - 5.1% -5.6% +0.5%
In billions of euro € 20 bln € 19 bln € 24 bln

€ 26 bln  

€ 30  bln

€ 32 bln

+ € 3 bln

Deficit per day

€ 55 mln

€ 52 mln

€ 66 mln

€ 71 mln

€ 83 mln

€ 88 mln

+ € 8 mln

National Debt / EMU debt 2008 – 2014

National Debt

2014 2013 2012 2011 2010 2009 2008
As % of gdp 76.1% 75% 71.3% 65.7% 63.4% 60.8% 58.5%
In billions of euro € 466 bln € 451 bln

€ 427 bln

€ 394 bln

€ 372 bnl

€ 348 bln

€ 348 bln

Per Dutch citizen € 28,000 € 27,000 € 26,000 € 24,000 € 22,000 € 21,000 € 21,000
EMU Debt Interest € 11.1 bln € 10.1 bln € 9.7 bln € 9.8 bln € 9.6 bln € 9.0 bln

€ 9.3 bln