Eritrea: Government spending, percent of GDP

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 Eritrea

Government spending as percent of GDP

 Latest value 26.62
 Year 2011
 Measure percent
 Data availability 1992 - 2011
 Average 36.11
 Min - Max 20.11 - 62.13
 Source The World Bank
For that indicator, we provide data for Eritrea from 1992 to 2011. The average value for Eritrea during that period was 36.11 percent with a minimum of 20.11 percent in 2009 and a maximum of 62.13 percent in 1999. The latest value from 2011 is 26.62 percent. For comparison, the world average in 2011 based on 167 countries is 16.30 percent. See the global rankings for that indicator or use the country comparator to compare trends over time.
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Eritrea - Government spending, percent of GDP - recent values

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Eritrea - Government spending, percent of GDP - historical chart - 1992-2011




The government size of Eritrea 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 26.62 2011 percent
 Government spending, in dollars 0.55 2011 billion U.S. dollars
 Fiscal balance, percent of GDP -2.20 2022 percent
 Government debt 260.39 2019 percent
 Commercial tax rate 83.70 2019 percent
 Tax preparation time 216 2019 hours
 Number of taxes 30 2019 taxes
 Foreign aid 41.44 2021 million U.S. dollars
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