RIYADH: The UAE government has made a revenue of 11.33 billion dirhams ($3.08 billion) during the first quarter of this year, the latest data from the Ministry of Finance revealed.
This is against a slightly higher expenditure of 11.35 billion dirhams that the federal government made during the period, with the public service sector leading the spending with 2.43 billion dirhams, which is 21.4 percent of total spending, Emirates News Agency reported.
This was followed by the public order and safety sector, with a total expenditure of 2 billion dirhams, which is equivalent to 18.6 percent of the total. The government also spent 17.7 percent of its expenditure on the social protection sector, followed by the defense sector which accounted for 14.7 percent of the allocation.
The remaining spending was allocated for various other sectors including education, health, entertainment and culture, economic affairs, housing and utilities, and environment protection.