Government Budget 85% open


What data is expected?

National government budget at a high level, that is the planned government expenditure for the upcoming year, and not the actual expenditure. Open budget data allows for well-informed publics: showing where money is spent on, how public funds develop over time, and why certain activities are funded. We recommend that you consult our methodology section for more information.

  • Budget per government department
  • Budget per sub-department
  • Descriptions for budget sections

How open is the data?

All answers

Question Answer Comment
Openly licenced Yes
In an open and machine-readable format CSV, XML
Downloadable at once No
Up-to-date Yes
Publicly available Yes
Available free of charge Yes
findable 3
findable_steps Links from Ministry of Finance page
Collected by government Yes
usability 3
collector_name Ministry of Finance
characteristics Budget per government department, Budget per sub-department, Descriptions for budget sections
location - Machine readable data 2014-
The data is available since 2014 in CSV and XML. The data asset is also available on Finnish data portal On the page ( ) data is available in PDF and HTML but not in CSV, XLS or neither through API. The page is hosted by Ministry of Finance. The main datasets are the ones Government proposes to the Parliament. The Parliament amends the budget perioidically. See the discussion in Finnish: Machine readable data for 2015 can be found here -

Meta data

Data location - Machine readable data 2014-
Data licence
Data format   CSV, XML
Reviewer   Anna Alberts
Submitters   Aleksi Knuutila
Last modified   Thu Jan 19 2017 13:58:14 GMT+0000 (UTC)