Canada: Government spending, percent of GDP

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 Canada

Government spending as percent of GDP

 Latest value 20.69
 Year 2022
 Measure percent
 Data availability 1961 - 2022
 Average 20.64
 Min - Max 16.36 - 24.44
 Source The World Bank
For that indicator, we provide data for Canada from 1961 to 2022. The average value for Canada during that period was 20.64 percent with a minimum of 16.36 percent in 1965 and a maximum of 24.44 percent in 1992. The latest value from 2022 is 20.69 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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Canada - Government spending, percent of GDP - Recent values chart

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Canada - Government spending, percent of GDP - historical chart - 1961-2022




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.


 Related indicators Latest value Reference Measure
 Government spending, percent of GDP 20.69 2022 percent
 Government spending, in dollars 448.85 2022 billion U.S. dollars
 Fiscal balance, percent of GDP -3.60 2022 percent
 Government debt 107.13 2023 percent
 Government expenditure 152.09 Q3/2023 billion
 Long-term government bond yield 3.82 9/2023 percent
 Tax revenue 12.83 2022 percent
 Commercial tax rate 24.50 2019 percent
 Tax preparation time 131 2019 hours
 Number of taxes 8 2019 taxes
 Taxes on goods and services 14.07 2022 percent
 Taxes on international trade 1.26 2022 percent
 Income and profits taxes 55.09 2022 percent
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