Policy Article

Subsidies in Germany in the Period 2000-2011/12: The Kiel Subsidy Report (original publication German only)

In 2011 aggregate subsidies in Germany amounted to 166.7 Billion Euro if measured according to the broadened subsidy definition as applied in the Kiel Institute’s subsidy report. The newest issue of this report has now been published. The sum of all tax privileges granted to taxpayers and all financial support payments to suppliers of private goods by German territorial entities in 2011 outstripped the pertinent sum of 2000 by 18.8 Billion Euro. In the same period, subsidies to business companies (subsidies in a narrower sense according the Kiel definition) decreased by 10.8 to 92.0 Billion Euro.