Nepal: Government spending, percent of GDP

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 Nepal

Government spending as percent of GDP

 Latest value 8.49
 Year 2022
 Measure percent
 Data availability 1975 - 2022
 Average 8.61
 Min - Max 6.70 - 10.78
 Source The World Bank
For that indicator, we provide data for Nepal from 1975 to 2022. The average value for Nepal during that period was 8.61 percent with a minimum of 6.7 percent in 1980 and a maximum of 10.78 percent in 2009. The latest value from 2022 is 8.49 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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Nepal - Government spending, percent of GDP - Recent values chart

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Nepal - Government spending, percent of GDP - historical chart - 1975-2022




The government size of Nepal 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 8.49 2022 percent
 Government spending, in dollars 3.46 2022 billion U.S. dollars
 Fiscal balance, percent of GDP -1.27 2022 percent
 Government debt 41.46 2022 percent
 Tax revenue 17.49 2021 percent
 Commercial tax rate 41.80 2019 percent
 Tax preparation time 377 2019 hours
 Number of taxes 46 2019 taxes
 Taxes on goods and services 39.27 2021 percent
 Taxes on international trade 19.87 2021 percent
 Income and profits taxes 24.59 2021 percent
 Foreign aid 1,567.43 2021 million U.S. dollars
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