General government data are vital to monitor budgetary policy and public finances of EU Member States. They provide the basis for economic assessments, policy recommendations and an open dialogue.
Monitoring budgetary policy and public finances of EU Member States is a major activity of the European Commission through its Directorate General for Economic and Financial Affairs.
This includes :
The statistical tables on general government data include historical series and the latest economic forecasts of the European Commission. Tables are derived from AMECO, the macroeconomic working database of the Directorate General for Economic and Financial Affairs. The original main data source is Eurostat, the statistical office of the European Union.
For each of these accounts, actual data, the cyclical component and cyclically adjusted data are presented. Actual GDP, potential GDP, trend GDP and output gaps are also presented.