General account budget expenditure share in Japan FY 2019, by program

In 2019, social security expenditures accounted for the largest share of the initial budget of the national government's general account, with over 34 percent. As the Japanese archipelago is facing a rapidly aging society, social security expenditures in particular pension and medical insurance expenditures have been growing gradually, with the social security budget estimated at almost 34 trillion Japanese yen in 2019.

Distribution of the government's general account budget expenditure in Japan in fiscal year 2019, by program

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Release date

September 2019

Region

Japan

Survey time period

fiscal year 2019; the Japanese fiscal year starts on April 1 of the stated year and ends on March 31 of the following year

Special properties

initial budget

Supplementary notes

According to the source, Japan's national budget consists of the general account, special accounts, and the budget for government-affiliated agencies. The general account covers core national expenditures such as public works, social security, education and science, national defense or local allocation tax grants.

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