(measure: billion U.S. dollars; Source: The World Bank)
* indicates monthly or quarterly data series
USA: Government spending, billion USD
For that indicator, we provide data for the USA from 1970 to 2018. The average value for the USA during that period was 1299.43 billion U.S. dollars with a minimum of 192.79 billion U.S. dollars in 1970 and a maximum of 2904.31 billion U.S. dollars in 2018.
The latest value from 2018 is 2904.31 billion U.S. dollars. For comparison, the world average in 2018 based on 153
countries is 89.05 billion U.S. dollars.
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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.