Canada: Government spending, percent of GDP

(measure: percent; Source: The World Bank)
* indicates monthly or quarterly data series

Canada: Government spending as percent of GDP

: For that indicator, we provide data for Canada from 1961 to 2019. The average value for Canada during that period was 20.67 percent with a minimum of 16.36 percent in 1965 and a maximum of 24.53 percent in 1992. The latest value from 2019 is 21.17 percent. For comparison, the world average in 2019 based on 133 countries is 16.07 percent. See the global rankings for that indicator or use the country comparator to compare trends over time.
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The government size of Canada 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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