Germany: Government spending, percent of GDP

(measure: percent; Source: The World Bank)
* indicates monthly or quarterly data series

Germany: Government spending as percent of GDP

, 1970 - 2020: For that indicator, we provide data for Germany from 1970 to 2020. The average value for Germany during that period was 19.6 percent with a minimum of 16.25 percent in 1970 and a maximum of 22.53 percent in 2020. The latest value from 2020 is 22.53 percent. For comparison, the world average in 2020 based on 130 countries is 17.09 percent. See the global rankings for that indicator or use the country comparator to compare trends over time.
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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.
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