Denmark: Government spending, percent of GDP

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 Denmark

Government spending as percent of GDP

 Latest value 21.78
 Year 2022
 Measure percent
 Data availability 1966 - 2022
 Average 24.23
 Min - Max 17.92 - 27.93
 Source The World Bank
For that indicator, we provide data for Denmark from 1966 to 2022. The average value for Denmark during that period was 24.23 percent with a minimum of 17.92 percent in 1966 and a maximum of 27.93 percent in 2009. The latest value from 2022 is 21.78 percent. For comparison, the world average in 2022 based on 142 countries is 16.27 percent. See the global rankings for that indicator or use the country comparator to compare trends over time.
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Denmark - Government spending, percent of GDP - recent values

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Denmark - Government spending, percent of GDP - historical chart - 1966-2022




The government size of Denmark 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 21.78 2022 percent
 Government spending, in dollars 87.15 2022 billion U.S. dollars
 Fiscal balance, percent of GDP 3.30 2022 percent
 Government debt 30.10 2022 percent
 Government expenditure 154.26 Q3/2023 billion
 Long-term government bond yield 2.83 9/2023 percent
 Tax revenue 34.81 2021 percent
 Commercial tax rate 23.80 2019 percent
 Tax preparation time 132 2019 hours
 Number of taxes 10 2019 taxes
 Taxes on goods and services 32.21 2021 percent
 Taxes on international trade 0.04 2021 percent
 Income and profits taxes 48.48 2021 percent
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