Brazil: Government spending, percent of GDP

* indicates monthly or quarterly data series
 Brazil

Government spending as percent of GDP

 Latest value 18.03
 Year 2022
 Measure percent
 Data availability 1960 - 2022
 Average 15.28
 Min - Max 9.11 - 20.93
 Source The World Bank
For that indicator, we provide data for Brazil from 1960 to 2022. The average value for Brazil during that period was 15.28 percent with a minimum of 9.11 percent in 1980 and a maximum of 20.93 percent in 1995. The latest value from 2022 is 18.03 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.
Select indicator
* indicates monthly or quarterly data series


Recent values chart
Brazil - Government spending, percent of GDP - Recent values chart

Historical chart
Brazil - Government spending, percent of GDP - historical chart - 1960-2022




The government size of Brazil 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 18.03 2022 percent
 Government spending, in dollars 346.27 2022 billion U.S. dollars
 Fiscal balance, percent of GDP -8.90 2023 percent
 Government debt 74.34 2023 percent
 Government expenditure 479.75 Q3/2023 billion
 Long-term government bond yield 7.00 9/2023 percent
 Tax revenue 14.97 2022 percent
 Commercial tax rate 65.10 2019 percent
 Tax preparation time 1,501 2019 hours
 Number of taxes 10 2019 taxes
 Taxes on goods and services 16.20 2022 percent
 Taxes on international trade 1.98 2022 percent
 Income and profits taxes 30.44 2022 percent
 Foreign aid 1,108.93 2021 million U.S. dollars
This site uses cookies.
Learn more here


OK