Government spending, percent of GDP - Country rankings
* indicates monthly or quarterly data series
Government spending as percent of GDP, 2019 - Country rankings:
The average for 2019 based on 151 countries was 15.75 percent.The highest value was in Lesotho: 39.61 percent and the lowest value was in Chad: 3.59 percent. The indicator is available from 1960 to 2019. Below is a chart for all countries where data are available.
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.