For that indicator, we provide data for Zimbabwe from 1960 to 2018. The average value for Zimbabwe during that period was 15.9 percent with a minimum of 2.05 percent in 2008 and a maximum of 27.49 percent in 1988.
The latest value from 2018 is 25.62 percent. For comparison, the world average in 2018 based on 166
countries is 16.38 percent.
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The government size of Zimbabwe 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.