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Government spending, billion USD, 2020 - Country rankings:

The average for 2020 based on 41 countries was 115.42 billion U.S. dollars.The highest value was in Germany: 861.87 billion U.S. dollars and the lowest value was in Montenegro: 1.08 billion U.S. dollars. The indicator is available from 1960 to 2020. Below is a chart for all countries where data are available.

Measure: billion U.S. dollars; Source: The World Bank
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Countries Government spending, in dollars, 2020 Global rank Available data
Germany 861.87 1 1970 - 2020
France 659.41 2 1960 - 2020
UK 616.74 3 1960 - 2020
Italy 394.48 4 1970 - 2020
Russia 307.17 5 1988 - 2020
Spain 280.13 6 1970 - 2020
Netherlands 237.16 7 1969 - 2020
Sweden 144.75 8 1960 - 2020
Belgium 129.2 9 1970 - 2020
Poland 114.54 10 1995 - 2020
Turkey 109.27 11 1960 - 2020
Norway 96.15 12 1970 - 2020
Austria 91.85 13 1970 - 2020
Switzerland 89.3 14 1970 - 2020
Denmark 87.81 15 1966 - 2020
Finland 65.99 16 1970 - 2020
Ireland 53.86 17 1970 - 2020
Czechia 53.06 18 1990 - 2020
Romania 46.9 19 1990 - 2020
Portugal 43.76 20 1970 - 2020
Greece 43 21 1960 - 2020
Hungary 32.9 22 1991 - 2020
Ukraine 29.96 23 1989 - 2020
Slovakia 22.57 24 1990 - 2020
Croatia 13.7 25 1995 - 2020
Bulgaria 13.62 26 1980 - 2020
Luxembourg 13.45 27 1970 - 2020
Slovenia 11.02 28 1990 - 2020
Lithuania 10.47 29 1995 - 2020
Belarus 10.19 30 1990 - 2020
Serbia 9.33 31 1995 - 2020
Latvia 6.82 32 1995 - 2020
Estonia 6.51 33 1993 - 2020
Iceland 6.05 34 1970 - 2020
Cyprus 4.92 35 1975 - 2020
Bosnia & Herz. 4.15 36 2000 - 2020
Malta 3.18 37 1970 - 2020
North Macedonia 2.06 38 1990 - 2020
Moldova 1.99 39 1995 - 2020
Albania 1.8 40 1984 - 2020
Montenegro 1.08 41 2000 - 2020


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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