USA: Government spending, percent of GDP

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Government spending as percent of GDP

 Latest value 14.73
 Reference 2020
 Measure percent
 Source The World Bank

For that indicator, we provide data for the USA from 1970 to 2020. The average value for the USA during that period was 15.59 percent with a minimum of 13.91 percent in 2019 and a maximum of 17.96 percent in 1970. The latest value from 2020 is 14.73 percent. For comparison, the world average in 2020 based on 161 countries is 17.91 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 the USA 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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