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Government expenditure in the World

26.69 % in 2017

World government expenditure was at level of 26.69 % in 2017, down from 26.97 % previous year.

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Date Value Change, %
2017 26.69 -1.03 %
2016 26.97 -0.94 %
2015 27.23 -0.05 %
2014 27.24 -0.98 %
2013 27.51 -1.27 %
2012 27.86 -0.08 %
2011 27.89 -2.79 %
2010 28.69 -0.07 %
2009 28.71 9.77 %
2008 26.15 4.25 %
2007 25.09 -0.71 %
2006 25.27
Subsidies and Other Transfers 42.11 % in 2017 WB
Compensation of Employees 20.69 % in 2017 WB
Goods and Services Expense 12.15 % in 2017 WB
Interest Payments 6.42 % in 2017 WB
Other Expenses 5.16 % in 2017 WB
Macro Region
Africa 491 timeseries
Asia 176 timeseries
Central America and the Caribbean 177 timeseries
Europe 675 timeseries
Middle East 183 timeseries
North America 21.86 % in 2018 WB
Oceania 133 timeseries
South America 157 timeseries
Southeast Asia 140 timeseries
Country (Percent of GDP in 2018)
Tuvalu 154.67 IMF
Kiribati 143.33 IMF + 2 others
Nauru 92.4 IMF + 1 other
Libya 77.69 IMF
Marshall Islands 65.47 IMF + 1 other
Micronesia (Federated States of) 63.49 IMF + 2 others
Dominica 59.78 IMF + 2 others
France 56.17 IMF + 2 others
Finland 52.82 IMF + 2 others
Denmark 52.23 IMF + 2 others
Belgium 52.1 IMF + 2 others
Sweden 48.68 IMF + 2 others
Tonga 48.64 IMF + 2 others
Greece 48.55 IMF + 2 others
Italy 48.51 IMF + 2 others
Austria 48.46 IMF + 2 others
Montenegro 47.95 IMF
Norway 47.68 IMF + 2 others
Hungary 47.37 IMF + 2 others
Timor-Leste 47.3 IMF + 2 others
Croatia 47.25 IMF + 2 others
Kuwait 47.03 IMF + 2 others
Solomon Islands 46.93 IMF + 2 others
Lesotho 46.33 IMF + 2 others
South Sudan 44.92 IMF
Germany 43.87 IMF + 2 others
Ukraine 43.84 IMF + 2 others
Luxembourg 43.73 IMF + 2 others
Portugal 43.72 IMF + 2 others
Oman 42.93 IMF + 2 others
Netherlands 42.44 IMF + 2 others
Iceland 41.67 IMF + 2 others
Poland 41.56 IMF + 2 others
Spain 41.42 IMF + 2 others
Serbia 40.79 IMF + 2 others
Bosnia and Herzegovina 40.6 IMF + 2 others
Czech Republic 40.59 IMF + 2 others
Canada 40.56 IMF + 2 others
Slovakia 39.99 IMF + 2 others
Estonia 39.85 IMF + 2 others
Slovenia 39.35 IMF + 2 others
Argentina 39 IMF + 2 others
Israel 38.98 IMF + 2 others
Bolivia 38.82 IMF + 2 others
Algeria 38.48 IMF + 2 others
United Kingdom 38.27 IMF + 2 others
Brazil 38.15 IMF + 2 others
Venezuela (Bolivarian Republic of) 37.66 IMF
Latvia 37.59 IMF + 2 others
Belarus 37.58 IMF + 2 others
Malta 37.32 IMF + 2 others
Seychelles 37.26 IMF + 2 others
Ecuador 37.22 IMF
Japan 37.07 IMF + 2 others
New Zealand 36.99 IMF + 2 others
Australia 36.83 IMF + 2 others
Cyprus 36.62 IMF + 2 others
Namibia 36.35 IMF + 2 others
Guyana 36.32 IMF
Palau 35.78 IMF + 2 others
Eswatini 35.14 IMF + 2 others
United States of America 35.12 IMF + 2 others
Saudi Arabia 35.12 IMF + 2 others
Bulgaria 35.08 IMF + 2 others
Turkey 34.83 IMF + 2 others
Fiji 34.77 IMF + 2 others
Djibouti 34.6 IMF
Azerbaijan 34.24 IMF + 1 other
Samoa 34.23 IMF + 2 others
Kyrgyzstan 34.11 IMF + 2 others
China 33.99 IMF + 1 other
Uruguay 33.73 IMF + 2 others
South Africa 33.56 IMF + 2 others
Bahrain 33.38 IMF + 1 other
Iraq 33.36 IMF + 2 others
Lithuania 33.12 IMF + 2 others
Russian Federation 33.05 IMF + 2 others
Switzerland 33 IMF + 2 others
Liberia 32.84 IMF + 2 others
Vanuatu 32.63 IMF + 2 others
Maldives 32.49 IMF + 2 others
Romania 32.22 IMF + 2 others
Bhutan 32.04 IMF + 2 others
Nepal 32.02 IMF + 2 others
Botswana 31.89 IMF + 2 others
Tajikistan 31.72 IMF + 1 other
Lebanon 31.62 IMF + 1 other
Trinidad and Tobago 31.57 IMF + 1 other
Brunei Darussalam 31.55 IMF
Mozambique 31.32 IMF + 2 others
Republic of Moldova 31.3 IMF + 2 others
Belize 31 IMF + 2 others
Uzbekistan 30.94 IMF + 2 others
Cabo Verde 30.94 IMF + 2 others
Jordan 30.81 IMF + 2 others
Tunisia 30.67 IMF + 2 others
North Macedonia 30.3 IMF + 2 others
United Arab Emirates 30.21 IMF + 2 others
Suriname 30.21 IMF + 2 others
Jamaica 30.16 IMF + 2 others
Comoros 30.14 IMF
Egypt 30.11 IMF + 2 others
Morocco 29.82 IMF + 2 others
Barbados 29.76 IMF + 2 others
Saint Vincent and the Grenadines 29.72 IMF + 2 others
Qatar 29.44 IMF + 2 others
Mongolia 29.38 IMF + 2 others
Georgia 29.31 IMF + 2 others
Albania 28.98 IMF + 2 others
Syrian Arab Republic 28.64 in 2010 IMF + 1 other
Malawi 28.6 IMF + 2 others
Nicaragua 28.38 IMF + 2 others
Eritrea 28.34 IMF
Saint Kitts and Nevis 28.27 IMF + 2 others
Viet Nam 28.23 IMF + 2 others
Burkina Faso 27.55 IMF + 2 others
Togo 27.41 IMF + 2 others
Mauritania 27.4 IMF
Colombia 27.37 IMF + 2 others
India 27.29 IMF + 2 others
Afghanistan 27.11 IMF + 1 other
Rwanda 26.73 IMF + 2 others
Saint Lucia 26.71 IMF + 2 others
Honduras 26.54 IMF + 2 others
Niger 26.26 IMF + 1 other
Mexico 25.77 IMF + 2 others
Ireland 25.73 IMF + 2 others
San Marino 25.67 IMF + 2 others
Kenya 25.57 IMF + 2 others
Chile 25.21 IMF + 2 others
Congo 25.04 IMF + 2 others
Mauritius 24.89 IMF + 2 others
Zambia 24.88 IMF + 2 others
Sao Tome and Principe 24.74 IMF + 2 others
Cambodia 24.17 IMF + 2 others
El Salvador 24.1 IMF + 2 others
Côte d'Ivoire 23.66 IMF + 2 others
Sierra Leone 23.64 IMF + 2 others
Puerto Rico 23.59 IMF
Antigua and Barbuda 23.47 IMF + 2 others
Benin 23.28 IMF + 2 others
Armenia 23.17 IMF + 1 other
Malaysia 22.97 IMF + 2 others
Burundi 22.33 IMF + 2 others
Senegal 22.09 IMF + 2 others
Guinea Bissau 21.85 IMF + 1 other
Pakistan 21.77 IMF + 2 others
Panama 21.63 IMF
Peru 21.61 IMF + 2 others
Thailand 21.61 IMF + 2 others
Ghana 21.56 IMF + 2 others
Grenada 21.53 IMF + 2 others
Republic of Korea 21.53 IMF + 2 others
Gambia 21.36 IMF + 2 others
Philippines 20.95 IMF + 2 others
Lao People’s Democratic Republic 20.9 IMF + 1 other
Papua New Guinea 20.84 IMF + 2 others
Uganda 20.42 IMF + 2 others
Myanmar 20.18 IMF + 2 others
Mali 20.18 IMF + 1 other
Kazakhstan 19.84 IMF + 2 others
Costa Rica 19.68 IMF + 2 others
Bahamas 19.67 IMF + 2 others
Angola 19.66 IMF + 2 others
Haiti 19.55 IMF
Paraguay 19.28 IMF + 2 others
Sri Lanka 18.77 IMF + 2 others
Cameroon 18.53 IMF + 1 other
Hong Kong 18.51 IMF + 1 other
Macau 18.14 IMF + 1 other
Iran 18.04 IMF + 2 others
Dominican Republic 18 IMF + 2 others
Taiwan Province of China 17.7 IMF
Singapore 17.48 IMF + 2 others
Guinea 17.47 IMF + 1 other
Madagascar 17.11 IMF + 2 others
United Republic of Tanzania 16.88 IMF + 2 others
Central African Republic 16.85 IMF + 2 others
Gabon 16.74 IMF + 1 other
Indonesia 16.64 IMF + 2 others
Equatorial Guinea 16.2 IMF + 2 others
Ethiopia 16.08 IMF + 2 others
Sudan 15.44 IMF + 1 other
Chad 14.59 IMF
Bangladesh 14.22 IMF + 2 others
Zimbabwe 14.08 IMF + 2 others
Turkmenistan 13.51 IMF
Democratic Republic of the Congo 12.68 IMF + 2 others
Nigeria 12.52 IMF + 2 others
Guatemala 12.24 IMF + 2 others
Yemen 8.21 IMF + 1 other
Palestine 1.2B current LCU in 2017 WB + 1 other
Somalia 231,434,827.16 current LCU in 2017 WB

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