Select Committee on European Union Eighteenth Report


APPENDIX 3 (continued)

Table 2.2 Net lending (+) or net borrowing (-) (percentage of GDP)

  
Former definitions
ESA95 definitions
  
1980
1985
1989
1990
1991
1992
1993
1994
1995
1995
1996
1997
1998
1999
2000
Belgium
-8.6
-9.0
-6.1
-5.4
-6.2
-6.9
-7.2
-4.8
-3.9
-4.2
-3.7
-2.0
-1.0
-0.9
-0.5
Germany
-2.9
-1.2
0.1
-2.1
-3.2
-2.8
-3.5
-2.6
-3.4
-3.3
-3.4
-2.6
-1.7
-1.1
-1.0
Spain
-2.5
-6.1
-3.5
-4.1
-4.3
-4.0
-6.7
-6.1
-7.0
-7.0
-5.0
-3.2
-2.6
-1.1
-0.7
France
0.0
-2.8
-1.2
-1.5
-2.0
-3.9
-5.6
-5.7
-4.8
-5.6
-4.2
-3.0
-2.7
-1.8
-1.6
Ireland
-11.6
-10.2
-1.7
-2.2
-2.3
-2.4
-2.3
-1.6
-2.1
-2.5
-0.6
0.8
2.1
2.0
1.7
Italy
-8.6
-12.5
-9.8
-11.0
-10.0
-9.5
-9.4
-9.1
-7.6
-7.6
-7.1
-2.7
-2.8
-1.9
-1.5
Luxembourg
-0.4
6.2
-
4.8
1.8
0.7
1.6
2.6
1.8
2.2
2.7
3.6
3.3
2.4
2.6
Netherlands
-4.1
-3.5
-4.6
-4.9
-2.8
-3.8
-3.1
-3.6
-3.8
-4.2
-1.8
-1.2
-0.8
0.5
1.0
Austria
-1.6
-2.4
-2.7
-2.4
-3.0
-1.9
-4.2
-4.9
-5.0
-5.1
-3.8
-1.9
-2.5
-2.0
-1.8
Portugal
-8.6
-10.3
-2.3
-5.0
-5.9
-2.9
-6.0
-5.9
-5.6
-4.2
-3.8
-2.6
-2.1
-2.0
-1.5
Finland
3.3
2.9
6.2
5.3
-1.5
-5.7
-7.9
-6.1
-5.0
-3.7
-3.2
-1.5
1.3
2.3
4.1
EU-11
-3.4
-4.8
-3.1
-4.2
-4.5
-4.7
-5.5
-5.0
-4.8
-5.0
-4.3
-2.6
-2.1
-1.2
-0.9
UK
-3.4
-2.9
1.0
-0.9
-2.3
-6.1
-7.8
-6.7
-5.5
-5.8
-4.4
-2.0
0.3
1.2
0.9
US
-2.6
-5.0
-3.2
-4.3
-5.0
-5.9
-5.0
-3.6
-3.1
-
-2.2
-0.9
0.4
1.0
1.6
Japan
-4.4
-0.8
2.5
2.9
2.9
1.5
-1.6
-2.3
-3.6
-
-4.2
-3.3
-5.0
-7.0
-6.7

Source: European Commission, Public Finances in EMU-2000. For US and Japan, OECD data from Datastream



 
previous page contents next page

House of Lords home page Parliament home page House of Commons home page search page enquiries index

© Parliamentary copyright 2000