European Union (EU): Budget contributions by country 2016

Share of total contributions to the European Union budget in 2016, by Member State*

European Union (EU): Budget contributions by country 2016 This statistic shows the EU Member States' share of total contributions to the European Union budget in 2016. While most of the EU countries contributed shares between 0.07 percent (Malta) and 1.83 percent (Denmark), there were only four Member States, namely France, Italy, Germany and the United Kingdom (UK), which reached contribution shares greater than 10 percent. Together, these four countries make up over 60 percent of all contributions, with Germany contributing the largest single proportion with 19 percent. UK net contributions to EU budget shows fluctuation in the amount the UK has paid to the EU over recent years. According to government forecasts UK contributions to the European Union budget are expected to increase each year until 2022. An overall rise is also expected in UK public sector receipts from European Union budget.
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Share of total contributions to the European Union budget in 2016, by Member State*

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Share of total contributions
Germany19%
France16.63%
UK13.45%
Italy12.49%
Spain8.55%
Belgium4.47%
Netherlands3.71%
Poland3.26%
Sweden2.45%
Austria2.36%
Denmark1.83%
Ireland1.61%
Finland1.56%
Portugal1.35%
Czech Republic1.3%
Greece1.29%
Romania1.15%
Hungary0.82%
Slovakia0.58%
Bulgaria0.34%
Croatia0.33%
Slovenia0.32%
Lithuania0.31%
Luxembourg0.25%
Latvia0.19%
Estonia0.16%
Cyprus0.14%
Malta0.07%
Share of total contributions
Germany19%
France16.63%
UK13.45%
Italy12.49%
Spain8.55%
Belgium4.47%
Netherlands3.71%
Poland3.26%
Sweden2.45%
Austria2.36%
Denmark1.83%
Ireland1.61%
Finland1.56%
Portugal1.35%
Czech Republic1.3%
Greece1.29%
Romania1.15%
Hungary0.82%
Slovakia0.58%
Bulgaria0.34%
Croatia0.33%
Slovenia0.32%
Lithuania0.31%
Luxembourg0.25%
Latvia0.19%
Estonia0.16%
Cyprus0.14%
Malta0.07%
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This statistic shows the EU Member States' share of total contributions to the European Union budget in 2016. While most of the EU countries contributed shares between 0.07 percent (Malta) and 1.83 percent (Denmark), there were only four Member States, namely France, Italy, Germany and the United Kingdom (UK), which reached contribution shares greater than 10 percent. Together, these four countries make up over 60 percent of all contributions, with Germany contributing the largest single proportion with 19 percent. UK net contributions to EU budget shows fluctuation in the amount the UK has paid to the EU over recent years. According to government forecasts UK contributions to the European Union budget are expected to increase each year until 2022. An overall rise is also expected in UK public sector receipts from European Union budget.
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Release date
December 2016
Region
Europe
Survey time period
January 1 to December 31, 2016 (EU financial year)
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*Percentages sum to 99.97 due to the effects of rounding.
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