Central government expenditure in Sweden 2008-2018

The expenditures of the central government in Sweden generally increased over the period, with two peaks in 2013 and 2018. The highest expenditure was in 2018 and was 992.1 billion Swedish kronor. During the same year, the central government revenue reached around 1072 billion Swedish kronor, which was the highest revenue in ten years.

36 percent of public expenditure spent on social protection

      The largest share of the public expenditure in 2018 was spent on social protection, which composed 36 percent of the total public expenditure in Sweden during that year. The social protection covers pensions, unemployment benefits, subventions in health- and childcare among other important functions.    

Fluctuating expenses for the EU budget

    Among the expenses for the central government in Sweden is the contribution to the European Union budget. These expenses fluctuated over the years, with a peak in 2015, when it amounted to over 44 million Swedish kronor. In 2018, these expenses were nearly 35 million Swedish kronor.

Central government expenditure in Sweden from 2008 to 2018

Expenditure in billion SEK
2018992.1
2017939.6
2016917.4
2015892.1
2014862.4
2013921.4
2012812.5
2011804.6
2010780.6
2009885.7
2008766.1
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Source

Release date

June 2019

Region

Sweden

Survey time period

2008 to 2018

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