Japan: Government spending, percent of GDP

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 Japan

Government spending as percent of GDP

 Latest value 21.60
 Year 2022
 Measure percent
 Data availability 1970 - 2022
 Average 16.18
 Min - Max 10.88 - 21.60
 Source The World Bank
For that indicator, we provide data for Japan from 1970 to 2022. The average value for Japan during that period was 16.18 percent with a minimum of 10.88 percent in 1970 and a maximum of 21.6 percent in 2022. The latest value from 2022 is 21.6 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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Japan - Government spending, percent of GDP - Recent values chart

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Japan - Government spending, percent of GDP - historical chart - 1970-2022




The government size of Japan 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 21.60 2022 percent
 Government spending, in dollars 918.84 2022 billion U.S. dollars
 Fiscal balance, percent of GDP -2.20 2018 percent
 Government debt 238.70 2022 percent
 Government expenditure 28,717.90 Q3/2023 billion
 Long-term government bond yield 0.77 9/2023 percent
 Tax revenue 11.38 1993 percent
 Commercial tax rate 46.70 2019 percent
 Tax preparation time 129 2019 hours
 Number of taxes 19 2019 taxes
 Taxes on goods and services 14.45 1993 percent
 Taxes on international trade 1.21 1993 percent
 Income and profits taxes 35.02 1993 percent
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