Central government revenue and expenditure

Updated: 24 August 2021

Next update: 11 November 2021

Result before net transfers from the Government Pension Fund Global
Result before net transfers from the Government Pension Fund Global
2nd quarter 2021
-68 164
NOK million

Selected tables and figures from this statistics

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
2nd quarter 20203rd quarter 20204th quarter 20201st quarter 20212nd quarter 2021
A. TOTAL REVENUE297 964302 533326 884340 618324 179
Sales revenue6 07112 4339 6663 9604 680
Operating surplus extraction of petroleum8 31110 54214 10524 56627 644
Depreciation etc. extraction of petroleum4 9735 7525 9746 3036 071
Depreciation etc. other central government enterprises4074191 843412423
Other revenue from fixed capital formation94103195175175
Total transfers278 108273 284295 101305 202285 186
Tax revenue218 227152 359197 987164 979203 862
Members' contributions National Insurance Scheme29 32448 78231 96546 91931 391
Employers' contributions National Insurance Scheme12 11158 16651 12364 74635 096
Interest and dividends16 48412 67811 6179 25712 659
Transfers from other state accounts0015900
Transfers from municipalities and county authorities369327391346358
Transfers from the central bank00015 1690
Other transfers1 5939721 8593 7861 820
B. TOTAL EXPENDITURE412 222360 854395 576436 636392 343
Operating costs45 86841 12555 83945 72747 016
Wages and salaries25 26321 30723 59825 80725 796
Goods and services13 48712 68019 04213 35713 503
Other operating expenses8 0347 71611 8036 9678 423
Operating deficit central government enterprises-916-5781 396-404-706
Total fixed capital formation19 90417 76522 98715 48916 726
Construction etc. extraction of petroleum7 0056 3836 9916 3746 565
Construction etc. other central government enterprises1 0678451 076912977
Other fixed capital formation11 83210 53714 9208 2039 184
Total transfers346 450301 964316 750375 420328 601
Transfers to other state accounts31 60222 32120 00328 42116 002
Transfers to municipalities and county authorities77 32764 51660 00673 76885 788
Pensions benefits etc. National Insurance Scheme140 500131 727140 924128 059143 624
Interest expenditure4 1261 0722 2013 5953 047
Other transfers92 89582 32893 616141 57780 140
C. SURPLUS BEFORE NET TRANSFERS TO THE GOVERNMENT PENSION FUND - GLOBAL-114 258-58 321-68 692-96 018-68 164
D. NET TRANSFERS TO THE GOVERNMENT PENSION FUND - GLOBAL-107 458-105 000-35 673-78 000-67 637
E=C-D. SURPLUS BEFORE FINANCIAL TRANSACTIONS-6 80046 679-33 019-18 018-527
F. LENDING MINUS REPAYMENTS3 570-17 7714 44314 286-6 152
G. DEBT INSTALMENTS05 9158 08017 39356 612
H=F+G-E. TOTAL FINANCING INCLUDING DEBT INSTALMENTS10 370-58 53545 54249 69750 987
1The quarterly figures are subjected to chance variations and are not revised. They should be interpreted with caution.
Explanation of symbols
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
Explanation of symbols
Net government cash flow from petroleum activities. Quarterly figures. NOK million
Net government cash flow from petroleum activities. Quarterly figures. NOK million
2nd quarter 20203rd quarter 20204th quarter 20201st quarter 20212nd quarter 2021
Taxes on the extraction of petroleum32 304-9 494-10 708-2 949-3 591
Environmental taxes and area fees2 658924 335962 131
Net cash flow from SDFI6 90110 53913 69425 07127 728
Equinor dividend6 0891 7471 7832 0282 163
Net government cash flow from petroleum activities47 9522 8849 10424 24728 431
Explanation of symbols
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
Explanation of symbols

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.

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.).

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Name: Central government revenue and expenditure

Topic: Public sector

11 November 2021

Division for Public Finance

National level only.

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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.

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The micro data are stored in the SAS database.

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.

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

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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.

The Statistics Act, § 10

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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.

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

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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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.

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

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