Sierra Leone: Government spending, percent of GDP

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 Sierra Leone

Government spending as percent of GDP

 Latest value 11.68
 Year 2022
 Measure percent
 Data availability 1964 - 2022
 Average 9.20
 Min - Max 6.31 - 14.33
 Source The World Bank
For that indicator, we provide data for Sierra Leone from 1964 to 2022. The average value for Sierra Leone during that period was 9.2 percent with a minimum of 6.31 percent in 1986 and a maximum of 14.33 percent in 2000. The latest value from 2022 is 11.68 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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Sierra Leone - Government spending, percent of GDP - Recent values chart

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Sierra Leone - Government spending, percent of GDP - historical chart - 1964-2022




The government size of Sierra Leone 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 11.68 2022 percent
 Government spending, in dollars 0.48 2022 billion U.S. dollars
 Fiscal balance, percent of GDP -4.80 2022 percent
 Government debt 80.02 2023 percent
 Commercial tax rate 30.70 2019 percent
 Tax preparation time 343 2019 hours
 Number of taxes 34 2019 taxes
 Foreign aid 696.76 2021 million U.S. dollars
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