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Government spending as percent of GDP, 2018 - Country rankings:

The average for 2018 based on 153 countries was 16.28 percent.The highest value was in Lesotho: 37.67 percent and the lowest value was in Chad: 3.59 percent. The indicator is available from 1960 to 2018. Below is a chart for all countries where data are available.

Measure: percent; Source: The World Bank
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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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Government spending, percent of GDP in Europe
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