Bahrain: Government spending, percent of GDP

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 Bahrain

Government spending as percent of GDP

 Latest value 15.81
 Year 2021
 Measure percent
 Data availability 1980 - 2021
 Average 18.14
 Min - Max 11.29 - 27.22
 Source The World Bank
For that indicator, we provide data for Bahrain from 1980 to 2021. The average value for Bahrain during that period was 18.14 percent with a minimum of 11.29 percent in 2008 and a maximum of 27.22 percent in 1986. The latest value from 2021 is 15.81 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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Bahrain - Government spending, percent of GDP - Recent values chart

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Bahrain - Government spending, percent of GDP - historical chart - 1980-2021




The government size of Bahrain 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 15.81 2021 percent
 Government spending, in dollars 6.21 2021 billion U.S. dollars
 Fiscal balance, percent of GDP -5.39 2022 percent
 Government debt 91.10 2023 percent
 Tax revenue 4.22 2004 percent
 Commercial tax rate 13.80 2019 percent
 Tax preparation time 23 2019 hours
 Number of taxes 3 2019 taxes
 Taxes on goods and services 2.45 2004 percent
 Taxes on international trade 4.27 2004 percent
 Income and profits taxes 4.09 2004 percent
 Foreign aid 58.22 2004 million U.S. dollars
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