(measure: billion U.S. dollars; Source: The World Bank)
* indicates monthly or quarterly data series
Australia: Government spending, billion USD, 1960 - 2020:
For that indicator, we provide data for Australia from 1960 to 2020. The average value for Australia during that period was 84.98 billion U.S. dollars with a minimum of 2.08 billion U.S. dollars in 1960 and a maximum of 284.91 billion U.S. dollars in 2013.
The latest value from 2020 is 277.01 billion U.S. dollars. For comparison, the world average in 2020 based on 149
countries is 97.58 billion U.S. dollars.
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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. Data are in current U.S. dollars.