Subsidies and other transfers (% of expense)

Definition: Subsidies, grants, and other social benefits include all unrequited, nonrepayable transfers on current account to private and public enterprises; grants to foreign governments, international organizations, and other government units; and social security, social assistance benefits, and employer social benefits in cash and in kind.

Description: The map below shows how Subsidies and other transfers (% of expense) varies by country. The shade of the country corresponds to the magnitude of the indicator. The darker the shade, the higher the value. The country with the highest value in the world is Germany, with a value of 80.44. The country with the lowest value in the world is Bhutan, with a value of 2.40.

Source: International Monetary Fund, Government Finance Statistics Yearbook and data files.

See also: Country ranking, Time series comparison

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