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Ministry of Finance, Statistical Service

Survey Results: Environmental Protection and Resource Management Expenditures in the Public Sector, 2015

On the basis of the results of a survey carried out by the Statistical Service, the total expenditure for environmental protection and resource management activities in the public sector in 2015 is estimated at €109 million, which corresponds to 0,61% of the Gross Domestic Product, compared to €81,4 million or 0,46% of the GDP in 2014.

In 2015, the total current expenditure reached €58,7 million while investment expenditure amounted to €50,3 million. Furthermore, the subsidies or transfers given by the public sector for environmental protection purposes exceeded those received by €25,3 million.

By environmental domain, the majority of the current and capital expenditure had been utilised to finance the monitoring, treatment and disposal of solid waste (€40,9 million or 37,5% of the total expenditure), the protection of biodiversity and landscapes (€32,0 million or 29,4%) and wastewater treatment (€23,4 million or 21,5%). The monitoring and abatement of air pollution and the protection of ambient air and climate absorbed €4,6 million, while the protection of soil, groundwater and surface water €3,9 million. Other general environmental issues and actions for the protection of the natural environment accounted for €3,6 million and the abatement of noise and vibrations for €0,7 million.

The biggest amounts of expenditures were undertaken by the Ministry of Interior, the Forests Department and the Water Development Department.



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