Central African Republic: Government spending, percent of GDP

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 Central African Republic

Government spending as percent of GDP

 Latest value 8.34
 Year 2022
 Measure percent
 Data availability 1960 - 2022
 Average 14.74
 Min - Max 6.37 - 22.41
 Source The World Bank
For that indicator, we provide data for the Central African Republic from 1960 to 2022. The average value for the Central African Republic during that period was 14.74 percent with a minimum of 6.37 percent in 2007 and a maximum of 22.41 percent in 1964. The latest value from 2022 is 8.34 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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Central African Republic - Government spending, percent of GDP - Recent values chart

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Central African Republic - Government spending, percent of GDP - historical chart - 1960-2022




The government size of the Central African Republic 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 8.34 2022 percent
 Government spending, in dollars 0.20 2022 billion U.S. dollars
 Fiscal balance, percent of GDP -4.60 2022 percent
 Government debt 47.61 2021 percent
 Tax revenue 8.21 2021 percent
 Commercial tax rate 73.30 2019 percent
 Tax preparation time 483 2019 hours
 Number of taxes 56 2019 taxes
 Taxes on goods and services 30.15 2021 percent
 Taxes on international trade 15.86 2021 percent
 Income and profits taxes 10.74 2021 percent
 Foreign aid 652.53 2021 million U.S. dollars
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