2012 Budget: resources evolutionPosted: June 2, 2011
We cannot look at the expenses evolution of the European Union without turning our eyes to the evolution of the member states contribution to the budget.
Let’s be clear: the following graphs are reporting the net contribution from member states, after taking into account all the rebates, and accounts for the total sum paid by member states (including e.g. the VAT collected for the UE). This being said, now, the plots.
The contribution of member states are relatively stables as a percentage of the total. The absolute values of variations vary by 5 to 10% (with a standard deviation of 15 to 25 percentage points) from one year to another. The total contribution varies only slightly except from 2009 to 2010 with about 10% increase – but this matches an increase in payments.