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Public finance & taxes

In brief

Public finance

Public finance statistics regularly provide a comprehensive and detailed picture of the entire public finance management. They show the revenue obtained by the overall public budget, the expenditure that was financed by such revenue, and the extent to which the overall public budget had to use outside funds (borrowing on the credit market) or reserves to cover the financial balance. The future burden placed on the overall public budget through outside funds borrowed is shown in the tables on public debt.
The great importance of data of public finance statistics as a basis for central decision-making in terms of fiscal, economic and monetary policies is illustrated by the large share of public expenditure in the gross domestic product (about 45%).


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Key figures

Public finance in billion Euro
Financial balance201625.8
DebtQ II/ 20171,977.8
Tax revenueQ I/ 2017181.5
Joint taxesQ I/ 2017134.5
Federal taxesQ I/ 201723.4
Land and municipal taxesQ I/ 201722.4


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