For that indicator, we provide data for Germany from 1970 to 2018. The average value for Germany during that period was 19.51 percent with a minimum of 16.25 percent in 1970 and a maximum of 21.43 percent in 1981.
The latest value from 2018 is 19.9 percent. For comparison, the world average in 2018 based on 153
countries is 16.28 percent.
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The government size of Germany 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.