Central government budget in figures

The Government submits its budget proposals in government bills to the Riksdag. This page is updated with current figures in connection with the presentation of the Budget Bill and the Spring Fiscal Policy Bill.

Source

The following is a compilation of the Government’s calculations and proposals for the central government budget for the years 2021–2025 as presented in 2022 Spring Fiscal Policy Bill. The amounts may not sum to totals because of rounding.

Budget balance and Central government debt

The central government budget balance shows the central government surplus/borrowing requirement and thus its impact on the central government debt.

Central government balance 2021–2025 (SEK billion)
2021 2022 2023 2024 2025
Revenue 1 191 1 286 1 250 1 296 1 332
Expenditure excl. interest on the Central government debt.¹ 1 216 1 245 1 188 1 206 1 210
Interest on the Central government debt etc.² -1 16 7 10 11
Net lending by National Debt Office ³ -97 -63 -62 7 9
Cash adjustment -4 0 0 0 0
Central government balance 78 88 117 74 102
¹ Including change in appropriation balances.
² Refers to expenditure under expenditure area 26 Interest on central government debt etc.
³ The gradual reduction of the Swedish National Debt Office's foreign currency loans on behalf of the Riksbank is estimated to reduce net lending for 2021-2023 by around SEK 60 billion per year.
Sources: Statistics Sweden, Swedish National Financial Management Authority and own calculations.

Government revenue

Central government revenue mainly consists of taxes on labour, capital and consumption. Central government revenue also comes from various fees, fines, loan repayments (e.g. student loans) and grants from the European Union, etc.

Revenue in the central government budget 2021–2025 (SEK billion)
2021 2022 2023 2024 2025
Central government tax revenue 1 235 1 293 1 294 1 346 1 390
Revenue from central government activities 43 70 42 35 38
Revenue from sale of property 0 5 5 5 5
Loan repayments 1 1 1 1 1
Calculated revenue 18 18 18 20 20
EU grants 15 28 21 23 15
Offsets associated with the tax system -121 -128 -131 -134 -137
Subsidies through credits on tax accounts 0 0 0 0 0
Revenue in the central government budget 1 191 1 286 1 250 1 296 1 332
Note: All years are presented according to the structure for the central government budget for 2022 and onwards.
Sources: Swedish Tax Agency, Swedish National Financial Management Authority and own calculations.

Central government expenditure

Central government expenditure is grouped into 27 different expenditure areas (EA). Each expenditure area shows how much money different state-controlled activities receive.

Expenditure in the central government budget 2021-2025 (SEK billion)
Expenditure area 2021 (Outcome¹) 2022 (Forecast) 2023 (Calculation) 2024 (Calculation) 2025 (Calculation)
1 Governance 16 18 17 16 16
2 Economy and financial administration 17 18 19 19 19
3 Taxes, customs and enforcement 13 13 13 13 13
4 Justice 57 62 65 69 70
5 International cooperation 2 3 2 2 2
6 Defence and contingency measures 71 80 90 102 110
7 International development cooperation 47 43 51 57 60
8 Migration 8 19 14 8 8
9 Health care, medical care and social services 138 128 104 98 92
10 Financial security for those with illnesses and disabilities 113 115 105 108 110
11 Financial security for the elderly 38 47 52 51 51
12 Financial security for families and children 101 102 103 106 109
13 Gender equality and introduction of newly arrived immigrants 6 6 6 6 5
14 Labour market and working life 92 89 85 83 84
15 Financial support for students 27 27 28 29 32
16 Education and academic research 91 92 93 94 93
17 Culture, the media, religious communities and leisure activities 23 20 16 16 16
18 Planning, housing provision, construction and consumer policy 5 6 6 2 2
19 Regional growth 3 4 5 4 3
20 General environmental protection and nature conservation 17 24 17 17 12
21 Energy 3 13 3 3 3
22 Transport and communications 72 76 76 78 82
23 Land- and water-based industries, rural areas and food 20 21 19 22 21
24 Industry and trade 30 16 8 8 7
25 General grants to local government 153 157 150 154 150
26 Interest on the Central government debt etc. -1 16 7 10 11
27 Contribution to the European Union 52 47 44 44 46
Reduction of appropriation balances 0 0 -3 -4 -6
All expenditure areas ² 1 215 1 261 1 195 1 215 1 220
Net lending by National Debt Office -97 -63 -62 7 9
Cash adjustment -4 0 0 0 0
Total expenditure 1 114 1 198 1 133 1 222 1 229
¹Appropriations have been assigned to the expenditure areas to which they belong in the central government budget for 2022.
² Including the item Reduction in appropriation balances.