Malta: Government spending, percent of GDP

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 Malta

Government spending as percent of GDP

 Latest value 18.55
 Year 2022
 Measure percent
 Data availability 1970 - 2022
 Average 17.64
 Min - Max 14.54 - 20.64
 Source The World Bank
For that indicator, we provide data for Malta from 1970 to 2022. The average value for Malta during that period was 17.64 percent with a minimum of 14.54 percent in 2017 and a maximum of 20.64 percent in 2020. The latest value from 2022 is 18.55 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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Malta - Government spending, percent of GDP - Recent values chart

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




The government size of Malta 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 18.55 2022 percent
 Government spending, in dollars 3.36 2022 billion U.S. dollars
 Fiscal balance, percent of GDP -5.80 2022 percent
 Government debt 53.40 2022 percent
 Government expenditure 0.84 Q3/2023 billion
 Tax revenue 23.77 2021 percent
 Commercial tax rate 44.00 2019 percent
 Tax preparation time 139 2019 hours
 Number of taxes 8 2019 taxes
 Taxes on goods and services 30.74 2021 percent
 Taxes on international trade 0.95 2014 percent
 Income and profits taxes 36.88 2021 percent
 Foreign aid 6.19 2004 million U.S. dollars
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