(measure: billion U.S. dollars; Source: The World Bank)
* indicates monthly or quarterly data series
United Kingdom: Government spending, billion USD, 1960 - 2020:
For that indicator, we provide data for the United Kingdom from 1960 to 2020. The average value for the United Kingdom during that period was 244.17 billion U.S. dollars with a minimum of 12.92 billion U.S. dollars in 1960 and a maximum of 617.66 billion U.S. dollars in 2020.
The latest value from 2020 is 617.66 billion U.S. dollars. For comparison, the world average in 2020 based on 128
countries is 60.60 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.