* indicates monthly or quarterly data series

Government spending as percent of GDP, 2022:

The average for 2022 based on 143 countries was 16.25 percent. The highest value was in Ukraine: 38.24 percent and the lowest value was in Chad: 3.95 percent. The indicator is available from 1960 to 2022. Below is a chart for all countries where data are available.

Measure: percent; Source: The World Bank
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Countries Government spending, percent of GDP, 2022 Global rank Available data
Ukraine 38.24 1 1989 - 2022
Lesotho 34.98 2 1960 - 2022
Burundi 30.98 3 1960 - 2022
Macao 28.48 4 1982 - 2022
Botswana 27.66 5 1960 - 2022
Faroe Isl. 27.38 6 1998 - 2022
Seychelles 26.67 7 1976 - 2022
Iceland 26.18 8 1970 - 2022
Netherlands 25.09 9 1969 - 2022
Sweden 24.82 10 1960 - 2022
Finland 24.02 11 1970 - 2022
France 24.01 12 1960 - 2022
Eq. Guinea 23.98 13 2005 - 2022
Belgium 23.8 14 1970 - 2022
Namibia 22.61 15 1980 - 2022
Australia 22.02 16 1960 - 2022
Germany 21.95 17 1970 - 2022
Denmark 21.78 18 1966 - 2022
Samoa 21.77 19 2010 - 2022
Japan 21.6 20 1970 - 2022
Fiji 21.44 21 1980 - 2022
Croatia 21.19 22 1995 - 2022
Cape Verde 21.01 23 2007 - 2022
UK 21 24 1960 - 2022
Israel 20.89 25 1995 - 2022
Saudi Arabia 20.83 26 1968 - 2022
New Zealand 20.82 27 1971 - 2022
Canada 20.69 28 1961 - 2022
Slovakia 20.63 29 1990 - 2022
Austria 20.59 30 1970 - 2022
Hungary 20.56 31 1991 - 2022
Spain 20.37 32 1970 - 2022
Palestine 20.36 33 1994 - 2022
Tunisia 20.34 34 1965 - 2022
Czechia 20.2 35 1990 - 2022
Brunei 20.12 36 1974 - 2022
Greece 20.11 37 1960 - 2022
Aruba 19.9 38 1995 - 2022
Burkina Faso 19.87 39 1960 - 2022
Slovenia 19.48 40 1995 - 2022
Estonia 19.38 41 1995 - 2022
Morocco 19.22 42 1960 - 2022
Italy 19.21 43 1970 - 2022
South Africa 19.15 44 1960 - 2022
Bolivia 19.09 45 1960 - 2022
Latvia 19.03 46 1995 - 2022
South Korea 18.77 47 1960 - 2022
Bosnia & Herz. 18.71 48 2000 - 2022
Malta 18.55 49 1970 - 2022
Cyprus 18.48 50 1975 - 2022
Bulgaria 18.32 51 1980 - 2022
Poland 18.28 52 1995 - 2022
Norway 18.19 53 1970 - 2022
Madagascar 18.16 54 1960 - 2022
Brazil 18.03 55 1960 - 2022
El Salvador 18.02 56 1965 - 2022
Mauritania 17.89 57 1966 - 2022
Montenegro 17.86 58 2000 - 2022
Sudan 17.85 59 1960 - 2022
Thailand 17.73 60 1960 - 2022
Russia 17.67 61 1988 - 2022
Luxembourg 17.64 62 1970 - 2022
Swaziland 17.62 63 1960 - 2022
Portugal 17.56 64 1970 - 2022
Moldova 17.54 65 1995 - 2022
Belarus 17.1 66 1990 - 2022
Rwanda 17.04 67 1960 - 2022
Uzbekistan 16.82 68 1992 - 2022
Lithuania 16.76 69 1995 - 2022
Romania 16.76 70 1990 - 2022
Mali 16.71 71 1967 - 2022
Zimbabwe 16.7 72 1960 - 2022
Guinea 16.59 73 1986 - 2022
Senegal 16.3 74 1960 - 2022
Serbia 16.18 75 1995 - 2022
China 16.01 76 1960 - 2022
Mauritius 15.93 77 1976 - 2022
Belize 15.89 78 1980 - 2022
North Macedonia 15.77 79 1990 - 2022
Niger 15.75 80 1960 - 2022
Algeria 15.48 81 1960 - 2022
Argentina 15.4 82 1960 - 2022
Costa Rica 15.4 83 1960 - 2022
Philippines 15.01 84 1981 - 2022
Ecuador 14.76 85 1960 - 2022
Chile 14.4 86 1960 - 2022
Hong Kong 14.33 87 1960 - 2022
Zambia 14.32 88 2010 - 2022
Honduras 14.21 89 1960 - 2022
USA 14.03 90 1970 - 2022
Colombia 13.95 91 1960 - 2022
Mongolia 13.92 92 1981 - 2022
Bahamas 13.82 93 1977 - 2022
Nicaragua 13.78 94 1960 - 2022
Peru 13.49 95 1960 - 2022
Togo 13.37 96 1960 - 2022
Qatar 12.85 97 1994 - 2022
Iran 12.73 98 1960 - 2022
Armenia 12.7 99 1990 - 2022
Georgia 12.48 100 1980 - 2022
Bermuda 12.34 101 2010 - 2022
Kenya 12.27 102 1960 - 2022
Barbados 12.02 103 1975 - 2022
R. of Congo 11.84 104 1960 - 2022
Sierra Leone 11.68 105 1964 - 2022
Malaysia 11.66 106 1960 - 2022
Turkey 11.65 107 1960 - 2022
Guatemala 11.52 108 1960 - 2022
Paraguay 11.52 109 1962 - 2022
Ireland 11.38 110 1970 - 2022
Switzerland 11.37 111 1980 - 2022
Domin. Rep. 11.34 112 1960 - 2022
Kazakhstan 11.26 113 1992 - 2022
Mexico 11.1 114 1960 - 2022
Cameroon 10.96 115 1965 - 2022
Azerbaijan 10.93 116 1990 - 2022
Pakistan 10.5 117 1960 - 2022
Gabon 10.48 118 1960 - 2022
India 10.35 119 1960 - 2022
Albania 10.18 120 1980 - 2022
Benin 10.06 121 1960 - 2022
Singapore 10.02 122 1960 - 2022
Turkmenistan 9.81 123 1987 - 2022
Uganda 9.79 124 1960 - 2022
Comoros 9.61 125 1980 - 2022
DR Congo 9.51 126 1994 - 2022
Gambia 9.41 127 1977 - 2022
Vietnam 8.98 128 1995 - 2022
Nepal 8.49 129 1975 - 2022
C.A. Republic 8.34 130 1960 - 2022
Tanzania 8.31 131 1990 - 2022
Indonesia 7.66 132 1960 - 2022
Cambodia 7.37 133 1960 - 2022
Ethiopia 7.36 134 2011 - 2022
Somalia 7.28 135 1960 - 2022
Egypt 7.27 136 1960 - 2022
Angola 7.23 137 2002 - 2022
Sri Lanka 7.15 138 1960 - 2022
Haiti 6.9 139 2000 - 2022
Puerto Rico 6.87 140 1960 - 2022
Ghana 6.7 141 1960 - 2022
Bangladesh 5.7 142 1960 - 2022
Chad 3.95 143 1960 - 2022



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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13.92
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