Botswana: Government spending, percent of GDP

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 Botswana

Government spending as percent of GDP

 Latest value 27.66
 Year 2022
 Measure percent
 Data availability 1960 - 2022
 Average 25.05
 Min - Max 13.34 - 36.14
 Source The World Bank
For that indicator, we provide data for Botswana from 1960 to 2022. The average value for Botswana during that period was 25.05 percent with a minimum of 13.34 percent in 1972 and a maximum of 36.14 percent in 2020. The latest value from 2022 is 27.66 percent. For comparison, the world average in 2022 based on 143 countries is 16.25 percent. See the global rankings for that indicator or use the country comparator to compare trends over time.
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Botswana - Government spending, percent of GDP - Recent values chart

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Botswana - Government spending, percent of GDP - historical chart - 1960-2022




The government size of Botswana 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 27.66 2022 percent
 Government spending, in dollars 5.61 2023 billion U.S. dollars
 Fiscal balance, percent of GDP -1.00 2022 percent
 Government debt 19.60 2020 percent
 Government expenditure 19.57 Q3/2023 billion
 Tax revenue 22.25 2021 percent
 Commercial tax rate 25.10 2019 percent
 Tax preparation time 120 2019 hours
 Number of taxes 34 2019 taxes
 Taxes on goods and services 16.92 2021 percent
 Taxes on international trade 20.70 2021 percent
 Income and profits taxes 29.85 2021 percent
 Foreign aid 96.43 2021 million U.S. dollars
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