MINISTER OF FINANCE Siniša Mali stated today that he is proud of the budget for 2022.
At today’s session of the Assembly, the Prime Minister and members of the Government explain the Draft Budget for 2022.
– The total budget revenues and incomes in the amount of 1,516.9 billion dinars are foreseen, which is an increase of 1.9% (28.4 billion dinars) in relation to the amount foreseen by the second budget revision for 2021. In the structure of total revenues, tax revenues amount to 1,317.9 billion dinars or 86.9 percent and are higher by 38.6 billion or 3% in relation to the estimated amount of revenues for 2021. We expect that in 2022 we will have a real increase in GDP of 4.5%. The total expenditures and expenses in the amount of 1,717 billion dinars are foreseen, which is a decrease of 75.93 billion dinars, ie 4.23% in relation to the amount planned by the budget rebalance for 2021 – said Mali.
The Minister also said that the projected general government deficit in 2022 amounts to 3% of GDP (200.2 billion dinars).
– The public debt of the general government will be up to 56.5% at the end of 2022 (central level 55.5) – Mali added.
– From January 1, 2022, we expect an increase in pensions of 5.5% in accordance with the Swiss formula. All pensioners will receive 20,000 dinars of financial support in February, for which 34 billion dinars have been set aside. With an increase of 5.5%, there is an 11.2% increase in pensions in 2022 compared to this year. In 2022, a salary increase of 8% is planned for employees in health care institutions, the Ministry of Defense, health care workers and caregivers in social care institutions, doctors in penitentiary institutions and health workers in the Institute for Sports and Sports Medicine of the Republic of Serbia , starting with the salary for December 2021 – said the Minister.
– For other budget users and users of organizations for obligatory social insurance, a salary increase of 7% is planned, starting from the December salary. It is planned to increase the non-taxable part of the gross salary from 18,300 to 19,300 dinars from January 1, with a simultaneous reduction of the rate of contribution for PIO at the expense of the employer by 0.5%. The budget allocated 406.7 billion dinars, ie 6.1% of GDP, for capital investments, while at the level of the general government, that figure is around 485.8 billion dinars, ie 7.3% of GDP. The total allocations for health in 2022 amount to 442 billion dinars – the Minister of Finance concluded.
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