Distribution of France public budget in 2016, by spending area (in million euros)

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Public expenditure in million euros
Tax repayments and abatement100,164
State's financial commitments45,159
Research and higher education26,189
Solidarity, readaptation and equal opportunities18,358
Territory, housing and urban equality18,153
Work and employment11,701
Public finances and human resources management10,931
Environment and sustainable development and mobilities9,164
Pension and social plans6,320
State's foreign action3,193
Relations with local and regional authorities3,034
Agriculture, fishing, food, forests and rural affairs2,717
Veterans, memory and links with the nation2,613
General and territorial state administration2,549
Public development aid2,510
Government action supervision1,346
Public authorities988
Immigration, asylum and integration804
Territory policy705
State's council and control639
Sports, youth and voluntary sector617
Media, book and culture industry561

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This statistic shows the distribution of France public budget breakdown by spending area in 2016 in million euros. In 2016, the French government decided to spend roughly 67 billion euros for education, 39 billion euros for defense and 18.7 billion euros for security, yet the largest share of governmental spending in France was repaid back to the tax payers of France. In the same year the French government collected a non-tax revenue amounting to 15.65 billion euros, most of which was funded by dividends and related revenues, 2.44 billion euros were generated through properties belonging to the state. Further data concerning the French governments' finances is available, click on the following links for more information on: value of tax revenue in France, value of income tax revenue France, Public debt in France , number of income taxpayers in France, and revenue from solidarity tax.
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