Afghanistan: Government spending, percent of GDP

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Government spending as percent of GDP

 Latest value 21.26
 Year 2021
 Measure percent
 Data availability 2020 - 2021
 Average 21.69
 Min - Max 21.26 - 22.11
 Source The World Bank
For that indicator, we provide data for Afghanistan from 2020 to 2021. The average value for Afghanistan during that period was 21.69 percent with a minimum of 21.26 percent in 2021 and a maximum of 22.11 percent in 2020. The latest value from 2021 is 21.26 percent. For comparison, the world average in 2021 based on 156 countries is 17.10 percent. See the global rankings for that indicator or use the country comparator to compare trends over time.
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Afghanistan - Government spending, percent of GDP - recent values

The government size of Afghanistan and other countries is calculated as the total government spending as percent of GDP.
Definition: General government final consumption expenditure (formerly general government consumption) includes all government current expenditures for purchases of goods and services (including compensation of employees). It also includes most expenditures on national defense and security, but excludes government military expenditures that are part of government capital formation.

 Related indicators Latest value Reference Measure
 Government spending, percent of GDP 21.26 2021 percent
 Government spending, in dollars 3.03 2021 billion U.S. dollars
 Fiscal balance, percent of GDP -4.43 2020 percent
 Government debt 10.93 2022 percent
 Tax revenue 9.90 2017 percent
 Commercial tax rate 71.40 2019 percent
 Tax preparation time 270 2019 hours
 Number of taxes 19 2019 taxes
 Taxes on goods and services 8.60 2017 percent
 Taxes on international trade 7.42 2017 percent
 Income and profits taxes 4.53 2017 percent
 Foreign aid 4,656.34 2021 million U.S. dollars
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