Kiribati: Government spending, percent of GDP

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 Kiribati

Government spending as percent of GDP

 Latest value 70.44
 Year 2021
 Measure percent
 Data availability 1972 - 2021
 Average 46.91
 Min - Max 15.80 - 79.52
 Source The World Bank
For that indicator, we provide data for Kiribati from 1972 to 2021. The average value for Kiribati during that period was 46.91 percent with a minimum of 15.8 percent in 1974 and a maximum of 79.52 percent in 2019. The latest value from 2021 is 70.44 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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Kiribati - Government spending, percent of GDP - Recent values chart

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Kiribati - Government spending, percent of GDP - historical chart - 1972-2021




The government size of Kiribati 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 70.44 2021 percent
 Government spending, in dollars 0.16 2021 billion U.S. dollars
 Fiscal balance, percent of GDP -3.29 2021 percent
 Government debt 14.10 2021 percent
 Tax revenue 27.38 2021 percent
 Commercial tax rate 32.70 2019 percent
 Tax preparation time 168 2019 hours
 Number of taxes 11 2019 taxes
 Taxes on goods and services 14.77 2021 percent
 Taxes on international trade 2.95 2021 percent
 Income and profits taxes 8.23 2021 percent
 Foreign aid 72.79 2021 million U.S. dollars
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