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Government spending, billion USD, 2018 - Country rankings:

The average for 2018 based on 159 countries was 87.95 billion U.S. dollars.The highest value was in the USA: 2904.31 billion U.S. dollars and the lowest value was in Palau: 0.09 billion U.S. dollars. The indicator is available from 1960 to 2019. Below is a chart for all countries where data are available.

Measure: billion U.S. dollars; 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. Data are in current U.S. dollars.
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