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General statement of State accounts

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The State General Accounting Department (Ragioneria Generale dello Stato) releases the study "Regionalized Public Expenditure - Year 2004"

The State General Accounting Department has released the annual study, prepared by the Inspectorate General for Public Administrations Finance (Ispettorato Generale per la Finanza delle Pubbliche Amministrazioni - Igepa), that analyzes the distribution of public expenditure at regional level for the year 2004.

The study updates the results of a line of research that was initiated in 1993 to collect and provide information on the reallocation of resources by the Government to the regions, intended as geographical areas.

The data concern, in particular, all the payments for current and capital expenditures incurred by the Government, broken down by region of destination. Therefore, among the entries, are: wages and salaries, purchase of goods and services, transfers to public administrations and bodies, to companies and families, interests, direct investments and contributions to investments. Expenditures for the reimbursement of loans are excluded from the study.

The study, nevertheless, does not only analyze the National budget expenditure, but it also covers the expenditure of the majority of the Central Government Bodies and Institutions (Social Security Agencies, National Roads Agency - Anas, National Research Council - Cnr, Italian Red Cross - Cri, National Institute of Occupational Safety and Prevention - Ispesl, Institute for Foreign Trade - Ice, Italian National Agency for New Technologies, Energy and the Environment - Enea and State Monopolies - Monopoli di Stato) and the expenditure covered by funds financed by government resources.

Overall, the study analyzes an expenditure total of approximately 579 billion Euros, 465 of which have been "regionalized", that is attributed over the territory, while the remaining 114 billions have not been allocated at territorial level because they were, for the most part, just simple book entries or corrections and offsets of revenues or expenditures abroad.

The document comprises four sections:

· the first part presents the expenditure allocation of the State budget and provides - thanks to the cross-classification by Region, economic categories and functions-objective - useful information for drawing a general picture of the public intervention in the different sectors and for each geographical area and it also provides an useful tool for subsequent analyses by other Institutes (the National Institute of Statistics - Istat, for the construction of Regional public accounts; the Institute for Studies and Economic Analyses - Isae, for the evaluations of the implementation of federalism). The economic classification is articulated in 33 categories/subcategories, while the functional classification defines a total of 64 intervention sectors.

· the second part analyzes the expenditure of the public Bodies;

· the third part analyzes the expenditures covered by Funds financed by government resources;

· the appendix provides a detailed description of the expenditure for interventions in underexploited areas.