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General government total expenditure in current LCU

(billion LCU)

Iran is the top country by general government total expenditure in the world. As of 2017, general government total expenditure in Iran was 2,865,000 billion LCU that accounts for 35.69 % of the world's general government total expenditure. The top 5 countries (others are Indonesia, Viet Nam, Republic of Korea, and Colombia) account for 88.67 % of it. The world's total general government total expenditure was estimated at 8,027,986 billion LCU in 2017.

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What is general government total expenditure?

Total expenditure consists of total expense and the net acquisition of non-financial assets. Note: Apart from being on an accrual basis, total expenditure differs from the GFSM 1986 definition of total expenditure in the sense that it also takes the disposals of non-financial assets into account.