Saudi Arabia: Government spending, percent of GDP

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 Saudi Arabia

Government spending as percent of GDP

 Latest value 20.83
 Year 2022
 Measure percent
 Data availability 1968 - 2022
 Average 23.40
 Min - Max 8.43 - 35.22
 Source The World Bank
For that indicator, we provide data for Saudi Arabia from 1968 to 2022. The average value for Saudi Arabia during that period was 23.4 percent with a minimum of 8.43 percent in 1974 and a maximum of 35.22 percent in 1987. The latest value from 2022 is 20.83 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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Saudi Arabia - Government spending, percent of GDP - Recent values chart

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Saudi Arabia - Government spending, percent of GDP - historical chart - 1968-2022

The government size of Saudi Arabia 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 20.83 2022 percent
 Government spending, in dollars 230.91 2022 billion U.S. dollars
 Fiscal balance, percent of GDP 2.49 2022 percent
 Government debt 23.93 2022 percent
 Government expenditure 223.58 Q3/2023 billion
 Tax revenue 8.24 2020 percent
 Commercial tax rate 15.70 2019 percent
 Tax preparation time 152 2019 hours
 Number of taxes 4 2019 taxes
 Taxes on goods and services 20.89 2020 percent
 Taxes on international trade 2.27 2020 percent
 Income and profits taxes 2.32 2020 percent
 Foreign aid 0.29 2009 million U.S. dollars
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