South Korea: Government spending, percent of GDP

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 South Korea

Government spending as percent of GDP

 Latest value 18.16
 Reference 2021
 Measure percent
 Source The World Bank

For that indicator, we provide data for South Korea from 1960 to 2021. The average value for South Korea during that period was 11.96 percent with a minimum of 8.21 percent in 1964 and a maximum of 18.16 percent in 2021. The latest value from 2021 is 18.16 percent. For comparison, the world average in 2021 based on 154 countries is 16.83 percent. See the global rankings for that indicator or use the country comparator to compare trends over time.
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The government size of South Korea 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.
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