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General government expenditure in the EU in 2017 General government expenditure in the EU in 2017 - Highest proportion of government expenditure goes to social protection and health

Brussels, 15 March 2019

In 2017, total government expenditure in the European Union (EU)amounted to 45.8% of gross domestic product (GDP). This share has steadily decreased since 2012, when it stood at 48.9% of GDP.

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STAT/19/1708


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