Sri Lanka: Government spending, in dollars

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 Sri Lanka

Government spending, billion USD

 Latest value 5.32
 Year 2022
 Measure billion U.S. dollars
 Data availability 1960 - 2022
 Average 2.08
 Min - Max 0.17 - 8.77
 Source The World Bank
For that indicator, we provide data for Sri Lanka from 1960 to 2022. The average value for Sri Lanka during that period was 2.08 billion U.S. dollars with a minimum of 0.17 billion U.S. dollars in 1963 and a maximum of 8.77 billion U.S. dollars in 2020. The latest value from 2022 is 5.32 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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Sri Lanka - Government spending, in dollars - Recent values chart

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Sri Lanka - 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 7.15 2022 percent
 Government spending, in dollars 5.32 2022 billion U.S. dollars
 Fiscal balance, percent of GDP -10.20 2022 percent
 Government debt 113.80 2022 percent
 Government expenditure 476.04 Q3/2023 billion
 Tax revenue 7.38 2021 percent
 Commercial tax rate 55.20 2019 percent
 Tax preparation time 129 2019 hours
 Number of taxes 36 2019 taxes
 Taxes on goods and services 43.93 2021 percent
 Taxes on international trade 24.10 2021 percent
 Income and profits taxes 19.54 2021 percent
 Foreign aid 153.96 2021 million U.S. dollars
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