General government expenditure

This indicator shows general government spending in the Nordic region, as a share of GDP. It provides an indication of the size of the government across countries. General government spending generally consists of central, state and local governments, and social security funds. Apart from total general government expenditure, this indicator also shows the government spending on defence, public order and safety, economic affairs, environmental portection, housing and community amenitites, health, recreation, culture and religion, education and social protection. Data is available for Denmark, the Faroe Islands, Finland, Greenland, Iceland, Norway and Sweden, as well as the European Union (EU28) and the Euroarea (EA19). For more information on Nordic Statistics:


Keywords: general government, general government spending, public service