Allocation of 2011 EU expenditure by heading and by Member State
In 2012, total executed EU expenditure amounted to EUR 135 851.6 million (excluding EUR 2 831.9 million of expenditure made up of earmarked revenue and including EUR 249.6 million of expenditure made up of EFTA contributions), or EUR 138 683.4 million when including earmarked revenue and that from EFTA, of which EUR 126 349.3 million (i.e. 91.1 %) was allocated to Member States and EUR 6 239.2 million to non-member countries.
Further to this, an amount of EUR 3 263.1 million was allocated to various states, in case of which the country of the final beneficiary cannot be unequivocally determined.
In 2012, EU expenditure allocated to non-member countries (i.e. EUR 6 239.2 million) concerned mainly part of ‘The EU as a global player’ (EUR 5 037.0 million), research (EUR 621.6 million), TEN (EUR 208.8 million), fisheries (EUR 97.1 million) and other (EUR 274.6 million).
The 2012 EU expenditure with undetermined beneficiary (i.e. EUR 3 263.1 million) falls into the following categories: part of expenditure under ‘The EU as a global player’ (EUR 1 650.1 million); expenditure which, by its nature, cannot be attributed to specific Member States (EUR 1 613.0 million). This concerns part of administration (EUR 488.2 million), research (EUR 838.1 million), competitiveness and innovation (EUR 111.3 million) and other (EUR 55.2 million).
Executed and allocated expenditure are actual payments made during a financial year, pursuant to that year’s appropriations or to carry-overs of non-utilised appropriations from the previous year. Expenditure financed from earmarked revenue is presented separately.
Based on the criteria used for the UK correction, i.e. all possible expenditure must be allocated, except for external actions, pre-accession strategy (if paid to the EU-15), guarantees, reserves and expenditure under earmarked revenue.
Expenditure is allocated to the country in which the principal recipient resides, on the basis of the information available in the Commission’s accounting financial system (ABAC). Some expenditure is not (or is improperly) allocated in ABAC due to conceptual difficulties. In this case, whenever obtained from the corresponding services, additional information is used (e.g. for Galileo, research and administration).