National government budget at a high level. This category is looking at budgets, or the planned government expenditure for the upcoming year, and not the actual expenditure. To satisfy this category, the following minimum criteria must be met:

  • Planned budget divided by government department and sub-department
  • Updated once a year.
  • The budget should include descriptions regarding the different budget sections.

Data Location


The state budget is published as soon as it is approved by the Parliament on a special page maintained by the Ministry of Public Finance. The budget is presented as a set of PDF documents, and, starting with 2014, also in XML format (scroll down to the bottom of the budget page for the link).

However, the XML format does not include the budget rectifications, which are only available in separate PDF files. Also, there is no updated version of the budget after rectifications, which means that one should take the provisions from the rectification bills and apply them to the original budget.

The data is slightly behind schedule: the information on the latest rectification, from mid September, was not yet published in mid October.

The data are under the Copyright of the Ministerul Finantelor Publice DGTI but there is no reference to a licence nor terms of use.

Reviewer comments

I simply added into the description information regarding copyright.

Data Availability

  • N Openly licensed
  • Y Is the data available for free
  • Y Is the data machine readable
  • Y Available in bulk
  • N Is the data provided on a timely and up to date basis
  • Y Is data in digital form
  • Y Publicly available
  • Y Does the data exist
  • Y Is the data available online
  • Yes
  • No
  • Unsure
  • No data


Date the data became available   Unknown
Format of data   XML, PDF
Reviewer   Tracey P. Lauriault
Submitters   Tracey P. Lauriault
Last modified   Fri Nov 28 2014 04:48:41 GMT+0000 (UTC)