The Main Estimates comprise a total of $275.97 billion in new budgetary spending including statutory expenditures ($163.10 billion) and voted expenditures ($112.87 billion) that require Parliamentary approval. This represents a 7% increase over the 2017-18 Main Estimates ($257.92 billion).
Ten departments account for $68.8 billion (61%) of the voted budgetary appropriations presented in the Main Estimates.
The Main Estimates have increased by 26% over the past 10 years. Voted expenditures have increased by 32% while statutory expenditures have increased by 22%. Amounts below are in billions of dollars.
The majority of the government's expenditures consist of transfer payments to other levels of government, individuals and other organizations. Other expenditures include public debt charges as well as operating and capital expenditures. The following information represents the actual expenditures and/or latest planned expenditures for the most recent 5 years (billions of dollars).
Major Transfer Payments account for a large proportion of the government's total expenditure framework. The following information represents the actual expenditures and/or latest planned expenditures for the most recent 5 years (billions of dollars).
Funding announced in this year's federal budget is compared with that requested through the Main Estimates. Budget 2018 presents a total spending framework of $338.5 billion. Of that amount, $276.0 billion are represented in the 2018-19 Main Estimates.
Two other components are:
The 2018-19 Main Estimates includes a Budget Implementation Vote of $7.04 billion. $221.1 million will be allocated to departments immediately following approval of the 2018-19 Main Estimates. The balance of the Budget Implementation Vote will be $6.8 billion.
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