France: share of expenditure items of the state budget 2019, by policy

This statistic illustrates the distribution of the state general budget in France in 2019, distributed by public policy. In 2019, the government allocated 15.53 percent of its general budget to school education, while 9.5 percent was dedicated to defense.

Distribution of the state general budget in France in 2019, by public policy

Share of the budget
Refunds and rebates 29%
School education 15.53%
Defense 9.47%
Financial commitments of the State 9.06%
Research and higher education6.01%
Solidarity, inclusion and equal opportunities5.1%
Territorial cohesion3.5%
Work and employment 2.66%
Ecology, development and sustainable mobility 2.6%
Public Finance and Human Resources Management2.23%
Justice 1.93%
Social and retirement plans 1.34%
Relations with local authorities 0.73%
Official development assistance 0.66%
Culture 0.63%
Agriculture, fishing, food, forestry and rural affairs 0.62%
State external action 0.61%
General and territorial administration of the State0.61%
Overseas 0.55%
Veterans, memory and ties to the Nation0.49%
Economy 0.41%
Immigration, asylum and integration 0.36%
Health 0.3%
Direction of Government Action 0.28%
Investments for the future 0.22%
Public authorities0.21%
Sport, youth and community life0.21%
State council and control0.15%
Media, books and cultural Industries0.12%
Public action and transformation 0.07%
Undistributed credits0.04%
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Release date

February 2019



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