Kuwait: Government spending, percent of GDP

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 Kuwait

Government spending as percent of GDP

 Latest value 25.22
 Year 2019
 Measure percent
 Data availability 1965 - 2019
 Average 21.49
 Min - Max 7.32 - 76.22
 Source The World Bank
For that indicator, we provide data for Kuwait from 1965 to 2019. The average value for Kuwait during that period was 21.49 percent with a minimum of 7.32 percent in 1974 and a maximum of 76.22 percent in 1991. The latest value from 2019 is 25.22 percent. For comparison, the world average in 2019 based on 163 countries is 16.50 percent. See the global rankings for that indicator or use the country comparator to compare trends over time.
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Kuwait - Government spending, percent of GDP - Recent values chart

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Kuwait - Government spending, percent of GDP - historical chart - 1965-2019




The government size of Kuwait 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 25.22 2019 percent
 Government spending, in dollars 34.35 2019 billion U.S. dollars
 Fiscal balance, percent of GDP 30.60 2022 percent
 Government debt 2.95 2022 percent
 Tax revenue 1.49 1998 percent
 Commercial tax rate 13.00 2019 percent
 Tax preparation time 98 2019 hours
 Number of taxes 12 2019 taxes
 Taxes on goods and services 0.03 1998 percent
 Taxes on international trade 2.40 1998 percent
 Income and profits taxes 0.84 1998 percent
 Foreign aid 3.69 2004 million U.S. dollars
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