Contributions to the budget of the European Union in 2019, by member state

In 2019 Germany's contributions to the budget of the European Union was 25.82 billion Euros, the highest of any EU member state. France was the next highest contributor at 21 billion Euros, followed by Italy at 14.96 billion Euros and the United Kingdom at 14 billion Euros. The country which contributed the lowest amount was the small island nation of Malta, at 110 million Euros.

Largest economies in Europe


The amount which EU member states contribute to the EU budget is heavily linked to the size of its economy. Germany, for example, has the largest economy in the whole of Europe, with Gross domestic product reaching almost 3.4 trillion Euros in 2018. Britain and France have the second and third largest economies in Europe with GDPs of 2.39 and 2.35 trillion euros respectively.

UK Rebate


The amount which the United Kingdom contributes to the European Union budget was a key issue during the Brexit referendum of 2016. Prior to the referendum, the “Leave” campaign famously claimed that the UK sends the EU 350 million British pounds a week, a figure which omitted the rebate which the UK receives from the EU as well as public sector receipts. As of 2018, the UK contributed approximately 8.93 billion to the EU budget and received 8.52 billion back.

Amount contributed to the budget of the European Union (EU) in 2019, by member state

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Release date

September 2020

Region

EU

Survey time period

2019

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