South Africa: Government spending, in dollars

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 South Africa

Government spending, billion USD

 Latest value 77.60
 Year 2022
 Measure billion U.S. dollars
 Data availability 1960 - 2022
 Average 29.29
 Min - Max 0.71 - 83.37
 Source The World Bank
For that indicator, we provide data for South Africa from 1960 to 2022. The average value for South Africa during that period was 29.29 billion U.S. dollars with a minimum of 0.71 billion U.S. dollars in 1960 and a maximum of 83.37 billion U.S. dollars in 2011. The latest value from 2022 is 77.6 billion U.S. dollars. For comparison, the world average in 2022 based on 142 countries is 88.01 billion U.S. dollars. See the global rankings for that indicator or use the country comparator to compare trends over time.
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South Africa - Government spending, in dollars - Recent values chart

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South Africa - Government spending, in dollars - historical chart - 1960-2022

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. Data are in current U.S. dollars.

 Related indicators Latest value Reference Measure
 Government spending, percent of GDP 19.15 2022 percent
 Government spending, in dollars 77.60 2022 billion U.S. dollars
 Fiscal balance, percent of GDP -6.30 2019 percent
 Government debt 73.90 2023 percent
 Government expenditure 348.12 Q3/2023 billion
 Long-term government bond yield 12.06 9/2023 percent
 Tax revenue 25.85 2021 percent
 Commercial tax rate 29.20 2019 percent
 Tax preparation time 210 2019 hours
 Number of taxes 7 2019 taxes
 Taxes on goods and services 33.56 2021 percent
 Taxes on international trade 3.24 2021 percent
 Income and profits taxes 50.23 2021 percent
 Foreign aid 1,039.62 2021 million U.S. dollars
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