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Central government revenue and expenditure

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-68 692

NOK million deficit before net transfers from the Government Pension Fund Global in 2020 Q4

Central government fiscal account. Quarterly figures. NOK million.
4th quarter 20194th quarter 2020Change in per cent
A. TOTAL REVENUE354 820326 884-7.9
Operating surplus extraction of petroleum19 77714 105-28.7
Tax revenue239 905197 987-17.5
Members' and employers' contribution to the National Insurance Scheme62 50783 08832.9
Interest and dividends13 39211 617-13.3
Other revenue19 23920 0874.4
 
B. TOTAL EXPENDITURE348 430395 57613.5
Operating costs54 60855 8392.3
Total fixed capital formation24 49722 987-6.2
Total transfers269 325316 75017.6
 
C. SURPLUS BEFORE NET TRANSFERS TO THE GOVERNMENT PENSION FUND - GLOBAL6 390-68 692

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Table 1 
Central government fiscal account. Revenue and expenditure by type. Quarterly figures. NOK Million.

Central government fiscal account. Revenue and expenditure by type. Quarterly figures. NOK Million.1
4th quarter 20191st quarter 20202nd quarter 20203rd quarter 20204th quarter 2020
1The quarterly figures are subjected to chance variations and are not revised. They should be interpreted with caution.
A. TOTAL REVENUE354 820361 447297 964302 533326 884
Sales revenue9 7336 2216 07112 4339 666
Operating surplus extraction of petroleum19 77726 1188 31110 54214 105
Depreciation etc. extraction of petroleum5 8385 7394 9735 7525 974
Depreciation etc. other central government enterprises1 8344604074191 843
Other revenue from fixed capital formation23612194103195
Total transfers317 402322 788278 108273 284295 101
Tax revenue239 905179 643218 227152 359197 987
Members' contributions National Insurance Scheme28 71944 46929 32448 78231 965
Employers' contributions National Insurance Scheme33 78865 40512 11158 16651 123
Interest and dividends13 3929 32016 48412 67811 617
Transfers from other state accounts43-400159
Transfers from municipalities and county authorities386355369327391
Transfers from the central bank019 706000
Other transfers1 1693 8941 5939721 859
 
B. TOTAL EXPENDITURE348 430383 877412 222360 854395 576
Operating costs54 60841 29745 86841 12555 839
Wages and salaries22 80422 77325 26321 30723 598
Goods and services20 43013 45213 48712 68019 042
Other operating expenses10 0895 5238 0347 71611 803
Operating deficit central government enterprises1 285-451-916-5781 396
Total fixed capital formation24 49715 35619 90417 76522 987
Construction etc. extraction of petroleum7 5227 2227 0056 3836 991
Construction etc. other central government enterprises1 0738541 0678451 076
Other fixed capital formation15 9027 28011 83210 53714 920
Total transfers269 325327 224346 450301 964316 750
Transfers to other state accounts5 03827 79631 60222 32120 003
Transfers to municipalities and county authorities52 68865 45977 32764 51660 006
Pensions benefits etc. National Insurance Scheme124 990119 245140 500131 727140 924
Interest expenditure2 1593 0644 1261 0722 201
Other transfers84 450111 66092 89582 32893 616
 
C. SURPLUS BEFORE NET TRANSFERS TO THE GOVERNMENT PENSION FUND - GLOBAL6 390-22 430-114 258-58 321-68 692
 
D. NET TRANSFERS TO THE GOVERNMENT PENSION FUND - GLOBAL12 058-62 470-107 458-105 000-35 673
 
E=C-D. SURPLUS BEFORE FINANCIAL TRANSACTIONS-5 66840 040-6 80046 679-33 019
 
F. LENDING MINUS REPAYMENTS2 20361 6763 570-17 7714 443
 
G. DEBT INSTALMENTS0005 9158 080
 
H=F+G-E. TOTAL FINANCING INCLUDING DEBT INSTALMENTS7 87121 63610 370-58 53545 542

Table 2 
Central government fiscal account. Revenue and expenditure by type. Annual figures. NOK Million.

Central government fiscal account. Revenue and expenditure by type. Annual figures. NOK Million.
AccountBudget
20182019202020202021
A. TOTAL REVENUE1 350 5921 407 4071 288 8281 446 4781 240 602
Sales revenue23 71425 60334 39025 87419 787
Operating surplus extraction of petroleum114 51097 37659 07587 20071 700
Depreciation etc. extraction of petroleum23 63622 67422 43922 90024 900
Depreciation etc. other central government enterprises2 9703 0973 1292 7851 666
Other revenue from fixed capital formation1 0636005136672 029
Total transfers1 184 6991 258 0571 169 2821 307 0521 120 520
Tax revenue776 326828 508748 217865 580696 683
Members' contributions National Insurance Scheme144 130148 508154 541156 500155 130
Employers' contributions National Insurance Scheme183 272194 253186 804202 600203 390
Interest and dividends57 49662 29850 09859 17436 874
Transfers from other state accounts716515610225
Transfers from municipalities and county authorities1 4521 4701 4411 4861 532
Other transfers7 6198 1578 3197 7108 286
 
B. TOTAL EXPENDITURE1 318 1451 378 1161 552 5291 442 6101 538 701
Operating costs172 236178 493184 128185 897203 027
Wages and salaries85 02190 78392 94193 37991 424
Goods and services54 95358 71058 66061 34973 607
Other operating expenses32 69029 33533 07631 84640 539
Operating deficit central government enterprises-428-335-549-677-2 543
Total fixed capital formation68 59073 99976 01275 44371 494
Construction etc. extraction of petroleum22 55526 33127 60128 00023 800
Construction etc. other central government enterprises4 4744 6363 8423 1734 090
Other fixed capital formation41 56143 03244 56944 27043 604
Total transfers1 077 3191 125 6241 292 3891 181 2701 264 180
Transfers to other state accounts60 62463 824101 72264 80268 225
Transfers to municipalities and county authorities237 589243 338267 309252 251261 695
Pensions benefits etc. National Insurance Scheme460 219477 454532 396497 650528 623
Interest expenditure10 6369 79610 46310 01610 161
Other transfers308 251331 212380 499356 551395 476
 
C. SURPLUS BEFORE NET TRANSFERS TO THE GOVERNMENT PENSION FUND - GLOBAL32 44729 291-263 7013 868-298 099
 
D. NET TRANSFERS TO THE GOVERNMENT PENSION FUND - GLOBAL25 44528 350-310 6023 867-298 099
 
E=C-D. SURPLUS BEFORE FINANCIAL TRANSACTIONS7 00294146 90110
 
F. LENDING MINUS REPAYMENTS-100 0198 03651 91810 1139 793
 
G. DEBT INSTALMENTS43 89964 10113 995088 000
 
H=F+G-E. TOTAL FINANCING INCLUDING DEBT INSTALMENTS-63 12271 19619 01210 11297 793

Table 3 
Net government cash flow from petroleum activities. Quarterly figures. NOK million

Net government cash flow from petroleum activities. Quarterly figures. NOK million
4th quarter 20191st quarter 20202nd quarter 20203rd quarter 20204th quarter 2020
Taxes on the extraction of petroleum48 21416 28632 304-9 494-10 708
Environmental taxes and area fees4 116-652 658924 335
Net cash flow from SDFI18 78325 2526 90110 53913 694
Equinor dividend5 3135 4116 0891 7471 783
Net government cash flow from petroleum activities76 42646 88447 9522 8849 104

Table 4 
Net government cash flow from petroleum activities. Annual figures. NOK million

Net government cash flow from petroleum activities. Annual figures. NOK million
2017201820192020
Taxes on the extraction of petroleum65 049110 313133 50128 388
Environmental taxes and area fees6 1286 9736 8787 020
Net cash flow from SDFI88 272118 68796 47956 387
Equinor dividend8 39814 98420 05715 030
Net government cash flow from petroleum activities167 847250 959256 915106 825

About the statistics

The central government’s fiscal account shows its total revenue and expenditure. The revenues include tax revenues, contributions to the National Insurance Scheme and petroleum-related revenues. The expenditure consists mainly of transfers, fixed capital formation and operating costs.

Definitions

Definitions of the main concepts and variables

Total revenue: Total gross revenue before transfers to the Government Pension Fund - Global.

Total expenditure: Total gross expenditure before transfers to the Government Pension Fund - Global.

Surplus before net transfers to the Government Pension Fund - Global: Total revenue minus total expenditure.

Surplus before financial transactions: Surplus after net transfers to the Government Pension Fund - Global.

Gross financing including debt instalments: Deficit before financial transactions plus lending minus repayments and debt instalments.

Financing: How the deficit (or surplus) before net transfers to the Government Pension Fund - Global is financed, distributed by main groups of financial instruments.

Type: Revenue and expenditure are classified in main groups by type, mainly based on whether the transaction is related to operation or investments, whether services are offered in return or not, and what kind of economic function the individual transaction has. Originally the distribution by type was based on the National Accounts' distinctions, but over time this has changed somewhat.

Programme category: Expenditure is classified by main purpose of the individual expenditure item.

Financial instrument: Rough classification of financing by financial instrument, with a distinction between deposits, loans, short-term securities, medium and long-term securities, and equity (shares, capital deposits etc.).

Standard classifications

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Administrative information

Name and topic

Name: Central government revenue and expenditure
Topic: Public sector

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Division for Public Finance

Regional level

National level only.

Frequency and timeliness

Figures are published 35-45 days after the end of each quarter. Annual figures are published with the figures for the fourth quarter.

Monthly figures for revenue and expeniture are only published in StatBank. They are updated on the last workday of the following month and this update is not included in the overview of planned releases and events.

International reporting

Not relevant.

Microdata

The micro data are stored in the SAS database.

Background

Background and purpose

The purpose is to give the public access to quarterly figures for the central government's fiscal account, including the National Insurance Scheme. Quarterly figures are available from the first quarter 1985.

Users and applications

The statistics are processed for use in the National Accounts. Other important users are the Ministry of Finance, the IMF and mass media.

Equal treatment of users

No external users have access to the statistics and analyses before they are published and accessible simultaneously for all users on ssb.no at 8 am. Prior to this, a minimum of three months' advance notice is given in the Statistics Release Calendar. This is one of Statistics Norway’s key principles for ensuring that all users are treated equally.

Coherence with other statistics

The statistics are not based on international standards. The figures for the central government's fiscal accounts are in principle final at the time of publishing. Annual figures from the statistics are included in processed form in the statistics General government revenue and expenditure and the annual and quarterly statistics are included in the National Accounts.

Legal authority

The Statistics Act, § 2-2

EEA reference

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Population

The population comprises all administrative bodies that report to the central government's fiscal account. Non-corporate state enterprises and state lending institutions are partially included (most of them on a net basis), but not public corporations.

Data sources and sampling

The central government's fiscal account is an administrative register collected from the Ministry of Finance.

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Collection of data, editing and estimations

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This mostly consists of checking that the accounts balance (i.e. that expenditures equal the sum of revenues and net financial transactions).

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Seasonal adjustment

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Confidentiality

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Comparability over time and space

One tries to avoid great breaks in the series by presenting only main groups of revenues and expenditures in the tables. Breaks may still occur, since the central government fiscal account's chart of accounts constantly is being adjusted by resolutions in the National Assembly.

Accuracy and reliability

Sources of error and uncertainty

Errors may occur while aggregating main item, programme area and financial instrument.

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Variance: Not relevant

Bias: Not relevant

Non-response: Not relevant

Register errors: Probably few.

Revision

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