Malaysia: Government spending, percent of GDP

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 Malaysia

Government spending as percent of GDP

 Latest value 11.66
 Year 2022
 Measure percent
 Data availability 1960 - 2022
 Average 14.08
 Min - Max 9.77 - 19.25
 Source The World Bank
For that indicator, we provide data for Malaysia from 1960 to 2022. The average value for Malaysia during that period was 14.08 percent with a minimum of 9.77 percent in 1998 and a maximum of 19.25 percent in 1972. The latest value from 2022 is 11.66 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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Malaysia - Government spending, percent of GDP - Recent values chart

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




The government size of Malaysia 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.

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 Related indicators Latest value Reference Measure
 Government spending, percent of GDP 11.66 2022 percent
 Government spending, in dollars 47.46 2022 billion U.S. dollars
 Fiscal balance, percent of GDP -6.40 2021 percent
 Government debt 63.40 2021 percent
 Government expenditure 52.56 Q3/2023 billion
 Tax revenue 11.21 2021 percent
 Commercial tax rate 38.70 2019 percent
 Tax preparation time 174 2019 hours
 Number of taxes 9 2019 taxes
 Taxes on goods and services 19.35 2021 percent
 Taxes on international trade 2.01 2021 percent
 Income and profits taxes 50.67 2021 percent
 Foreign aid 14.37 2021 million U.S. dollars
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