Yemen: Government spending, percent of GDP

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 Yemen

Government spending as percent of GDP

 Latest value 9.14
 Year 2018
 Measure percent
 Data availability 1990 - 2018
 Average 13.73
 Min - Max 6.11 - 17.64
 Source The World Bank
For that indicator, we provide data for Yemen from 1990 to 2018. The average value for Yemen during that period was 13.73 percent with a minimum of 6.11 percent in 2017 and a maximum of 17.64 percent in 1993. The latest value from 2018 is 9.14 percent. For comparison, the world average in 2018 based on 166 countries is 16.17 percent. See the global rankings for that indicator or use the country comparator to compare trends over time.
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Yemen - Government spending, percent of GDP - Recent values chart

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Yemen - Government spending, percent of GDP - historical chart - 1990-2018




The government size of Yemen 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 9.14 2018 percent
 Government spending, in dollars 1.98 2018 billion U.S. dollars
 Fiscal balance, percent of GDP -2.60 2022 percent
 Government debt 65.83 2022 percent
 Commercial tax rate 26.60 2019 percent
 Tax preparation time 248 2019 hours
 Number of taxes 44 2019 taxes
 Foreign aid 3,867.98 2021 million U.S. dollars
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