* indicates monthly or quarterly data series

Government spending as percent of GDP, 2020 - Country rankings:

The average for 2020 based on 130 countries was 17.09 percent.The highest value was in Burundi: 31.16 percent and the lowest value was in Chad: 5.03 percent. The indicator is available from 1960 to 2020. Below is a chart for all countries where data are available.

Measure: percent; Source: The World Bank
Select indicator
* indicates monthly or quarterly data series
31.16
29.12
28.53
27.50
26.79
26.69
26.43
26.40
26.21
25.87
25.41
24.95
24.78
24.78
24.47
24.11
23.80
23.43
22.81
22.73
22.57
22.57
22.53
22.47
22.42
22.38
22.05
21.82
21.80
21.69
21.69
21.55
21.32
20.89
20.86
20.71
20.69
20.65
20.49
20.38
20.35
20.27
20.26
19.82
19.63
19.44
19.38
19.26
19.02
18.91
18.86
18.72
18.71
18.65
18.57
18.43
18.41
18.17
18.17
17.96
17.81
17.72
17.69
17.58
17.56
16.91
16.79
16.68
16.51
16.46
16.41
16.18
16.14
16.03
16.00
15.94
15.93
15.87
15.53
15.28
15.24
14.97
14.91
14.80
14.72
14.66
14.45
14.44
13.81
13.58
13.31
13.29
13.13
13.00
12.92
12.87
12.86
12.85
12.75
12.71
12.63
12.60
12.42
12.15
11.96
11.77
11.71
11.54
11.40
11.32
11.10
10.80
10.40
9.53
9.29
9.29
9.12
9.01
8.97
8.90
8.71
8.65
8.15
7.97
7.63
6.98
6.79
6.10
5.51
5.03
0
7.8
15.6
23.4
31.16



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.
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