Lesotho: Government spending, percent of GDP

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 Lesotho

Government spending as percent of GDP

 Latest value 34.98
 Year 2022
 Measure percent
 Data availability 1960 - 2022
 Average 24.87
 Min - Max 8.15 - 43.48
 Source The World Bank
For that indicator, we provide data for Lesotho from 1960 to 2022. The average value for Lesotho during that period was 24.87 percent with a minimum of 8.15 percent in 1970 and a maximum of 43.48 percent in 2009. The latest value from 2022 is 34.98 percent. For comparison, the world average in 2022 based on 142 countries is 16.27 percent. See the global rankings for that indicator or use the country comparator to compare trends over time.
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Lesotho - Government spending, percent of GDP - recent values

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




The government size of Lesotho 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 34.98 2022 percent
 Government spending, in dollars 0.78 2022 billion U.S. dollars
 Fiscal balance, percent of GDP -5.50 2019 percent
 Government debt 52.10 2021 percent
 Tax revenue 32.05 2022 percent
 Commercial tax rate 13.60 2019 percent
 Tax preparation time 327 2019 hours
 Number of taxes 32 2019 taxes
 Taxes on goods and services 31.37 2022 percent
 Taxes on international trade 8.76 2022 percent
 Income and profits taxes 23.29 2022 percent
 Foreign aid 177.22 2021 million U.S. dollars
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