Netherlands: Government spending, percent of GDP

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 Netherlands

Government spending as percent of GDP

 Latest value 25.09
 Year 2022
 Measure percent
 Data availability 1969 - 2022
 Average 22.73
 Min - Max 17.90 - 26.24
 Source The World Bank
For that indicator, we provide data for the Netherlands from 1969 to 2022. The average value for the Netherlands during that period was 22.73 percent with a minimum of 17.9 percent in 1969 and a maximum of 26.24 percent in 2010. The latest value from 2022 is 25.09 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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Netherlands - Government spending, percent of GDP - Recent values chart

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Netherlands - Government spending, percent of GDP - historical chart - 1969-2022




The government size of the Netherlands 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 25.09 2022 percent
 Government spending, in dollars 253.26 2022 billion U.S. dollars
 Fiscal balance, percent of GDP -0.30 2023 percent
 Government debt 46.50 2023 percent
 Government expenditure 65.30 Q3/2023 billion
 Long-term government bond yield 3.04 9/2023 percent
 Tax revenue 24.35 2021 percent
 Commercial tax rate 41.20 2019 percent
 Tax preparation time 119 2019 hours
 Number of taxes 9 2019 taxes
 Taxes on goods and services 28.01 2021 percent
 Taxes on international trade 0.01 2021 percent
 Income and profits taxes 31.35 2021 percent
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