Iraq: Government spending, percent of GDP

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 Iraq

Government spending as percent of GDP

 Latest value 17.89
 Year 2021
 Measure percent
 Data availability 1970 - 2021
 Average 19.58
 Min - Max 2.33 - 43.38
 Source The World Bank
For that indicator, we provide data for Iraq from 1970 to 2021. The average value for Iraq during that period was 19.58 percent with a minimum of 2.33 percent in 1995 and a maximum of 43.38 percent in 1983. The latest value from 2021 is 17.89 percent. For comparison, the world average in 2021 based on 156 countries is 17.10 percent. See the global rankings for that indicator or use the country comparator to compare trends over time.
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Iraq - Government spending, percent of GDP - Recent values chart

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Iraq - Government spending, percent of GDP - historical chart - 1970-2021




The government size of Iraq 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 17.89 2021 percent
 Government spending, in dollars 37.15 2021 billion U.S. dollars
 Fiscal balance, percent of GDP 11.68 2022 percent
 Government debt 58.92 2017 percent
 Tax revenue 1.34 2019 percent
 Commercial tax rate 30.80 2019 percent
 Tax preparation time 312 2019 hours
 Number of taxes 15 2019 taxes
 Taxes on goods and services 0.35 2019 percent
 Taxes on international trade 0.89 2019 percent
 Income and profits taxes 1.99 2019 percent
 Foreign aid 1,809.38 2021 million U.S. dollars
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