Tunisia: Government spending, percent of GDP

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 Tunisia

Government spending as percent of GDP

 Latest value 20.34
 Year 2022
 Measure percent
 Data availability 1965 - 2022
 Average 16.64
 Min - Max 13.23 - 21.61
 Source The World Bank
For that indicator, we provide data for Tunisia from 1965 to 2022. The average value for Tunisia during that period was 16.64 percent with a minimum of 13.23 percent in 1974 and a maximum of 21.61 percent in 2020. The latest value from 2022 is 20.34 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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Tunisia - Government spending, percent of GDP - Recent values chart

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Tunisia - Government spending, percent of GDP - historical chart - 1965-2022




The government size of Tunisia 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 20.34 2022 percent
 Government spending, in dollars 9.42 2022 billion U.S. dollars
 Fiscal balance, percent of GDP -7.56 2022 percent
 Government debt 79.42 2022 percent
 Tax revenue 20.12 2012 percent
 Commercial tax rate 60.70 2019 percent
 Tax preparation time 144 2019 hours
 Number of taxes 8 2019 taxes
 Taxes on goods and services 30.51 2012 percent
 Taxes on international trade 5.87 2012 percent
 Income and profits taxes 26.69 2012 percent
 Foreign aid 1,093.40 2021 million U.S. dollars
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