Central government budget for 2016 in figures

Revenue, expenditure, balance and national debt.

On 21 September 2015, the Government presented its proposed budget for 2016 to the Riksdag. The central government expenditure proposed for 2016 comes to a total of SEK 933.9 billion. Central government income is expected to amount to SEK 924.3 billion in 2016. Central government finances are therefore expected to show a deficit of SEK 9.6 billion in 2016.

Estimated revenue for the 2016 budget year

Central government revenue mainly consists of state taxes on labour, capital and consumption. Some central government revenue also comes from loan repayments (e.g. student loans) and grants from the EU. The table below shows the expected levels of central government revenue in 2016.

Revenue in 2016, amounts in SEK thousands

Type of revenue

Estimated revenue

Central government tax revenue

952 601 795

Revenue from central government activities

31 148 870

Revenue from sale of property

5 000 000

Loan repayments

760 800

Calculated revenue

10 719 000

EU grants etc.

12 705 740

Offsets associated with the tax system

-88 675 336

Expenditure reported as credits to tax accounts

0

The Government’s expenditure proposals for the 2016 budget year.

Central government expenditure is divided into 27 areas known as expenditure areas. Each expenditure area shows how much money goes to state-controlled activities, such as police activities or state universities. The table below shows the Government’s proposed expenditure on the various activities.

Expenditure in 2016, per expenditure area, amounts in SEK thousands

Expenditure area (EA)

Government proposal

EA 1 Governance

12 717 244

EA 2 Economy and financial administration

14 812 312

EA 3 Taxes, customs and enforcement

10 782 946

EA 4 Justice

41 573 737

EA 5 International cooperation

1 905 203

EA 6 Defence and contingency measures

48 827 432

EA 7 International development cooperation

32 357 474

EA 8 Migration

19 419 719

EA 9 Health care, medical care and social services

69 237 676

EA 10 Financial security for the sick and disabled

109 868 281

EA 11 Financial security for the elderly

36 184 250

EA 12 Financial security for families and children

87 129 050

EA 13 Gender equality and introduction of newly arrived   immigrants

21 070 265

EA 14 Labour market and working life

79 681 475

EA 15 Financial support for students

21 707 932

EA 16 Education and academic research

69 452 400

EA 17 Culture, media, religious communities and leisure   activities

13 694 535

EA 18 Planning, housing provision, construction and consumer policy

7 064 024

EA 19 Regional growth

3 255 721

EA 20 General environmental protection and nature conservation

7 661 756

EA 21 Energy

2 812 038

EA 22 Transport and communications

54 122 036

EA 23 Land- and water-based industries, rural areas and food

18 919 553

EA 24 Industry and trade

5 998 273

EA 25 General grants to local government

93 398 252

EA 26 Interest on the national debt, etc.

10 769 176

EA 27 Contribution to the European Union

31 827 167

Balance

In 2016 central government finances are expected to a show a deficit of SEK 9.6 billion.

National debt

At the beginning of 2016, the national debt is expected to amount to SEK 1 374.7 billion. The estimated borrowing requirement for 2016 is SEK 9.6 billion.