* indicates monthly or quarterly data series
Brazil: Government spending as percent of GDP: For that indicator, The World Bank provides data for Brazil from 1960 to 2017. The average value for Brazil during that period was 14.9 percent with a minumum of 8.28 percent in 1984 and a maximum of 20.93 percent in 1995. See the global rankings for that indicator or use the country comparator to compare trends over time.
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.