Central government revenue and expenditure

Updated: 11 November 2021

Next update: 30 March 2022

Result before net transfers from the Government Pension Fund Global
Result before net transfers from the Government Pension Fund Global
3rd quarter 2021
-7 119
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
3rd quarter 20204th quarter 20201st quarter 20212nd quarter 20213rd quarter 2021
A. TOTAL REVENUE302 533326 884340 618324 179349 330
Sales revenue12 4339 6663 9604 6804 791
Operating surplus extraction of petroleum10 54214 10524 56627 64442 599
Depreciation etc. extraction of petroleum5 7525 9746 3036 0716 640
Depreciation etc. other central government enterprises4191 843412423454
Other revenue from fixed capital formation103195175175228
Total transfers273 284295 101305 202285 186294 618
Tax revenue152 359197 987164 979203 862156 307
Members' contributions National Insurance Scheme48 78231 96546 91931 39151 871
Employers' contributions National Insurance Scheme58 16651 12364 74635 09670 107
Interest and dividends12 67811 6179 25712 65913 824
Transfers from other state accounts015900837
Transfers from municipalities and county authorities327391346358350
Transfers from the central bank0015 16900
Other transfers9721 8593 7861 8201 322
B. TOTAL EXPENDITURE360 854395 576436 636392 343356 449
Operating costs41 12555 83945 72747 01646 433
Wages and salaries21 30723 59825 80725 79625 057
Goods and services12 68019 04213 35713 50313 915
Other operating expenses7 71611 8036 9678 4237 844
Operating deficit central government enterprises-5781 396-404-706-383
Total fixed capital formation17 76522 98715 48916 72616 340
Construction etc. extraction of petroleum6 3836 9916 3746 5655 483
Construction etc. other central government enterprises8451 0769129771 104
Other fixed capital formation10 53714 9208 2039 1849 753
Total transfers301 964316 750375 420328 601293 676
Transfers to other state accounts22 32120 00328 42116 00220 853
Transfers to municipalities and county authorities64 51660 00673 76885 78849 525
Pensions benefits etc. National Insurance Scheme131 727140 924128 059143 624135 348
Interest expenditure1 0722 2013 5953 0471 232
Other transfers82 32893 616141 57780 14086 718
C. SURPLUS BEFORE NET TRANSFERS TO THE GOVERNMENT PENSION FUND - GLOBAL-58 321-68 692-96 018-68 164-7 119
D. NET TRANSFERS TO THE GOVERNMENT PENSION FUND - GLOBAL-105 000-35 673-78 000-67 637-52 000
E=C-D. SURPLUS BEFORE FINANCIAL TRANSACTIONS46 679-33 019-18 018-52744 881
F. LENDING MINUS REPAYMENTS-17 7714 44314 286-6 152-151
G. DEBT INSTALMENTS5 9158 08017 39356 6120
H=F+G-E. TOTAL FINANCING INCLUDING DEBT INSTALMENTS-58 53545 54249 69750 987-45 032
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
20182019202020212022
A. TOTAL REVENUE1 350 5921 407 4071 288 8281 240 6021 553 303
Sales revenue23 71425 60334 39019 78720 836
Operating surplus extraction of petroleum114 51097 37659 07571 70095 500
Depreciation etc. extraction of petroleum23 63622 67422 43924 90024 900
Depreciation etc. other central government enterprises2 9703 0973 1291 6661 650
Other revenue from fixed capital formation1 0636005132 0291 038
Total transfers1 184 6991 258 0571 169 2821 120 5201 409 379
Tax revenue776 326828 508748 217696 683953 151
Members' contributions National Insurance Scheme144 130148 508154 541155 130166 412
Employers' contributions National Insurance Scheme183 272194 253186 804203 390214 101
Interest and dividends57 49662 29850 09836 87453 800
Transfers from other state accounts71651562525
Transfers from municipalities and county authorities1 4521 4701 4411 5322 475
Other transfers7 6198 1578 3198 2869 302
B. TOTAL EXPENDITURE1 318 1451 378 1161 552 5291 538 7011 576 458
Operating costs172 236178 493184 128203 027209 093
Wages and salaries85 02190 78392 94191 424103 315
Goods and services54 95358 71058 66073 60766 300
Other operating expenses32 69029 33533 07640 53939 870
Operating deficit central government enterprises-428-335-549-2 543-392
Total fixed capital formation68 59073 99976 01271 49479 980
Construction etc. extraction of petroleum22 55526 33127 60123 80026 500
Construction etc. other central government enterprises4 4744 6363 8424 0906 714
Other fixed capital formation41 56143 03244 56943 60446 766
Total transfers1 077 3191 125 6241 292 3891 264 1801 287 385
Transfers to other state accounts60 62463 824101 72268 22569 813
Transfers to municipalities and county authorities237 589243 338267 309261 695258 994
Pensions benefits etc. National Insurance Scheme460 219477 454532 396528 623550 953
Interest expenditure10 6369 79610 46310 16110 251
Other transfers308 251331 212380 499395 476397 374
C. SURPLUS BEFORE NET TRANSFERS TO THE GOVERNMENT PENSION FUND - GLOBAL32 44729 291-263 701-298 099-23 155
D. NET TRANSFERS TO THE GOVERNMENT PENSION FUND - GLOBAL25 44528 350-310 602-298 099-23 154
E=C-D. SURPLUS BEFORE FINANCIAL TRANSACTIONS7 00294146 9010-1
F. LENDING MINUS REPAYMENTS-100 0198 03651 9189 79393 882
G. DEBT INSTALMENTS43 89964 10113 99588 0000
H=F+G-E. TOTAL FINANCING INCLUDING DEBT INSTALMENTS-63 12271 19619 01297 79393 883
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
3rd quarter 20204th quarter 20201st quarter 20212nd quarter 20213rd quarter 2021
Taxes on the extraction of petroleum-9 494-10 708-2 949-3 59119 039
Environmental taxes and area fees924 335962 13191
Net cash flow from SDFI10 53913 69425 07127 72844 334
Equinor dividend1 7471 7832 0282 1632 905
Net government cash flow from petroleum activities2 8849 10424 24728 43166 369
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

30 March 2022

Division for Public Finance

National level only.

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.

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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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