Iran: Government spending, percent of GDP

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 Iran

Government spending as percent of GDP

 Latest value 12.73
 Year 2022
 Measure percent
 Data availability 1960 - 2022
 Average 14.60
 Min - Max 9.48 - 23.84
 Source The World Bank
For that indicator, we provide data for Iran from 1960 to 2022. The average value for Iran during that period was 14.6 percent with a minimum of 9.48 percent in 2007 and a maximum of 23.84 percent in 1975. The latest value from 2022 is 12.73 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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Iran - Government spending, percent of GDP - Recent values chart

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Iran - Government spending, percent of GDP - historical chart - 1960-2022




The government size of Iran 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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 Related indicators Latest value Reference Measure
 Government spending, percent of GDP 12.73 2022 percent
 Government spending, in dollars 52.65 2022 billion U.S. dollars
 Fiscal balance, percent of GDP -2.83 2022 percent
 Government debt 35.75 2022 percent
 Government expenditure 1,342,516.63 Q3/2020 billion
 Tax revenue 7.36 2009 percent
 Commercial tax rate 44.70 2019 percent
 Tax preparation time 216 2019 hours
 Number of taxes 20 2019 taxes
 Taxes on goods and services 3.52 2009 percent
 Taxes on international trade 6.00 2009 percent
 Income and profits taxes 19.35 2009 percent
 Foreign aid 303.77 2021 million U.S. dollars
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