Mauritania: Government spending, percent of GDP

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 Mauritania

Government spending as percent of GDP

 Latest value 17.89
 Year 2022
 Measure percent
 Data availability 1966 - 2022
 Average 24.99
 Min - Max 10.46 - 55.10
 Source The World Bank
For that indicator, we provide data for Mauritania from 1966 to 2022. The average value for Mauritania during that period was 24.99 percent with a minimum of 10.46 percent in 2011 and a maximum of 55.1 percent in 1977. The latest value from 2022 is 17.89 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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Mauritania - Government spending, percent of GDP - Recent values chart

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Mauritania - Government spending, percent of GDP - historical chart - 1966-2022




The government size of Mauritania 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 17.89 2022 percent
 Government spending, in dollars 1.75 2022 billion U.S. dollars
 Fiscal balance, percent of GDP -1.20 2022 percent
 Government debt 49.91 2023 percent
 Commercial tax rate 67.00 2019 percent
 Tax preparation time 270 2019 hours
 Number of taxes 33 2019 taxes
 Foreign aid 424.82 2021 million U.S. dollars
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