Uruguay: Government spending, percent of GDP

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 Uruguay

Government spending as percent of GDP

 Latest value 13.84
 Year 2015
 Measure percent
 Data availability 1960 - 2015
 Average 12.87
 Min - Max 8.28 - 16.83
 Source The World Bank
For that indicator, we provide data for Uruguay from 1960 to 2015. The average value for Uruguay during that period was 12.87 percent with a minimum of 8.28 percent in 1960 and a maximum of 16.83 percent in 1971. The latest value from 2015 is 13.84 percent. For comparison, the world average in 2015 based on 170 countries is 16.77 percent. See the global rankings for that indicator or use the country comparator to compare trends over time.
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Uruguay - Government spending, percent of GDP - Recent values chart

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Uruguay - Government spending, percent of GDP - historical chart - 1960-2015




The government size of Uruguay 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 13.84 2015 percent
 Government spending, in dollars 7.98 2015 billion U.S. dollars
 Fiscal balance, percent of GDP -3.39 2022 percent
 Government debt 66.94 2022 percent
 Government expenditure 127.64 Q3/2023 billion
 Tax revenue 18.52 2020 percent
 Commercial tax rate 41.80 2019 percent
 Tax preparation time 163 2019 hours
 Number of taxes 20 2019 taxes
 Taxes on goods and services 29.27 2020 percent
 Taxes on international trade 3.33 2020 percent
 Income and profits taxes 22.48 2020 percent
 Foreign aid 0.78 2021 million U.S. dollars
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