Public expenditure on environmental protection 2017
In 2017, public authorities have spent 4,014.3 million euros for environmental protection. More than half of this amount is allocated to waste management (59%), an expense mainly borne by local authorities.
86% of public expenditure on environmental protection are devoted to current expenditure, and 14 % to investments.
Public expenditure on environmental protection, by public administration (2001-2017)
|Amount in million euros||Federal government||Communities and regions||Local authorities||Consolidated total (a)|
|(a) The consolidated total does not correspond to the expenditure by subsectors, as it does not include current and capital transfers between the federal government, the communities and the regions and the local authorities.
Source (mandatory acknowledgement): Institute for National Accounts (INR)
Purpose and brief description
Environmental protection expenditure in Belgium includes final consumption expenditure, such as the purchase of garbage bags by households, intermediate consumption expenditure, such as the payment by an enterprise for waste processing services and finally current and capital expenditure by enterprises or public authorities. The methodology applied is naturally similar to that advocated by Eurostat. The NBB (National Bank of Belgium) encodes a sample of municipal budgets and accounts according to the details of the functional and economic classifications (standardized since 1995), in order to produce the National Accounts.