Bhutan: Government spending, percent of GDP

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 Bhutan

Government spending as percent of GDP

 Latest value 22.67
 Year 2021
 Measure percent
 Data availability 1980 - 2021
 Average 19.81
 Min - Max 13.15 - 25.03
 Source The World Bank
For that indicator, we provide data for Bhutan from 1980 to 2021. The average value for Bhutan during that period was 19.81 percent with a minimum of 13.15 percent in 1988 and a maximum of 25.03 percent in 1985. The latest value from 2021 is 22.67 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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Bhutan - Government spending, percent of GDP - Recent values chart

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




The government size of Bhutan 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.

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 Related indicators Latest value Reference Measure
 Government spending, percent of GDP 22.67 2021 percent
 Government spending, in dollars 0.61 2022 billion U.S. dollars
 Fiscal balance, percent of GDP -4.63 2023 percent
 Government debt 114.36 2023 percent
 Tax revenue 12.28 2020 percent
 Commercial tax rate 35.30 2019 percent
 Tax preparation time 52 2019 hours
 Number of taxes 18 2019 taxes
 Taxes on goods and services 17.93 2020 percent
 Taxes on international trade 2.87 2020 percent
 Income and profits taxes 19.94 2020 percent
 Foreign aid 126.88 2021 million U.S. dollars
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