Goods and services expense (% of expense) - Country Ranking

Definition: Goods and services include all government payments in exchange for goods and services used for the production of market and nonmarket goods and services. Own-account capital formation is excluded.

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

See also: Thematic map, Time series comparison

Find indicator:
Rank Country Value Year
1 Oman 54.78 2013
2 Solomon Islands 47.63 2016
3 Zambia 47.28 2011
4 Central African Republic 46.12 2011
5 Equatorial Guinea 44.04 2009
6 Congo 42.31 2012
7 The Gambia 41.11 2009
8 Timor-Leste 40.70 2015
9 United Arab Emirates 39.32 2016
10 Kiribati 38.56 2016
11 Togo 37.67 2016
12 Uganda 34.05 2016
13 Suriname 33.86 2012
14 Singapore 32.59 2016
15 Botswana 32.18 2014
16 Seychelles 31.78 2016
17 Dominica 31.02 2014
18 Rwanda 30.60 2016
19 Mali 29.48 2016
20 Mozambique 28.98 2012
21 Lao PDR 28.71 2015
22 Qatar 28.00 2010
23 Lesotho 27.81 2013
24 Liberia 27.74 2012
25 Vanuatu 27.60 2011
26 Tanzania 27.36 2014
27 Thailand 26.32 2016
28 Samoa 23.88 2016
29 Sierra Leone 23.80 2014
30 Kenya 23.66 2015
31 Bhutan 23.46 2016
32 Peru 23.26 2015
33 Cambodia 22.97 2016
34 Belize 22.62 2014
35 São Tomé and Principe 22.58 2012
36 San Marino 22.29 2016
37 Angola 21.94 2015
38 Trinidad and Tobago 21.85 2014
39 Iceland 21.82 2015
40 Côte d'Ivoire 21.37 2014
41 Palau 21.01 2016
42 Papua New Guinea 20.87 2016
43 Malawi 20.69 2016
44 Swaziland 20.65 2012
45 Philippines 20.65 2016
46 Ethiopia 19.85 2011
47 Israel 19.77 2015
48 Pakistan 19.72 2011
49 Moldova 19.38 2016
50 The Bahamas 19.31 2015
51 Dem. Rep. Congo 18.63 2010
52 Burundi 18.57 2013
53 St. Lucia 18.55 2014
54 Benin 18.37 2013
55 Bosnia and Herzegovina 18.04 2016
56 Nicaragua 18.03 2016
57 Honduras 17.79 2015
58 Colombia 17.53 2015
59 Antigua and Barbuda 17.37 2014
60 Cabo Verde 17.11 2009
61 Kuwait 17.04 2015
62 Malaysia 16.90 2015
63 Dominican Republic 16.67 2016
64 Macao SAR, China 16.07 2016
65 Namibia 16.06 2015
66 El Salvador 16.00 2015
67 Armenia 15.92 2015
68 Guatemala 15.84 2013
69 Malta 15.79 2015
70 Kazakhstan 15.75 2016
71 Senegal 14.81 2016
72 Korea 14.76 2015
73 Grenada 14.69 2014
74 Bangladesh 14.63 2015
75 Ghana 14.56 2010
76 St. Vincent and the Grenadines 14.31 2014
76 St. Kitts and Nevis 14.31 2014
78 United Kingdom 14.29 2015
79 Bahrain 14.20 2013
80 Bolivia 14.20 2007
81 Kyrgyz Republic 13.87 2016
82 Fiji 13.83 2013
83 Barbados 13.21 2013
84 Mongolia 13.14 2013
85 Nigeria 12.90 2013
86 Latvia 12.87 2015
87 Indonesia 12.79 2016
88 Georgia 12.79 2016
89 Zimbabwe 12.71 2012
90 Serbia 12.46 2012
91 Hungary 12.44 2015
92 Bulgaria 12.41 2015
93 Azerbaijan 12.20 2015
94 Ukraine 12.09 2016
95 Jamaica 12.09 2015
96 New Zealand 12.06 2016
97 Nepal 12.02 2016
98 South Africa 11.60 2015
99 Turkey 11.56 2015
100 Burkina Faso 11.44 2016
101 Paraguay 11.43 2015
102 Slovenia 11.08 2015
103 Belarus 11.06 2016
104 Mauritius 11.00 2016
105 Uruguay 10.92 2014
106 Iran 10.73 2009
107 Macedonia 10.69 2012
108 Ireland 10.58 2015
109 Estonia 10.33 2015
110 Australia 10.23 2016
111 Romania 10.00 2015
112 Slovak Republic 9.98 2015
113 Lithuania 9.96 2015
114 Costa Rica 9.53 2015
115 Portugal 9.47 2015
116 Chile 9.32 2016
117 Albania 9.32 2016
118 Algeria 9.21 2011
119 Norway 9.11 2015
120 Jordan 8.90 2013
121 India 8.74 2013
122 Cyprus 8.50 2015
123 Sri Lanka 8.46 2016
124 Madagascar 7.99 2014
125 Morocco 7.93 2011
126 Iraq 7.82 2016
127 Denmark 7.78 2015
128 Finland 7.74 2015
129 Croatia 7.46 2014
130 Greece 7.40 2015
131 Mexico 7.22 2016
132 United States 7.17 2016
133 Poland 7.09 2015
134 Canada 7.08 2016
135 Syrian Arab Republic 6.98 2009
136 Russia 6.75 2016
137 Switzerland 6.72 2016
138 Luxembourg 6.40 2015
139 Austria 6.07 2015
140 Sweden 5.76 2015
141 France 5.68 2015
142 Japan 5.52 2015
143 Netherlands 5.39 2015
144 Germany 4.71 2015
145 Egypt 4.53 2013
146 Tunisia 4.36 2012
147 Argentina 3.80 2016
148 Czech Republic 3.76 2015
149 Spain 3.63 2015
150 Lebanon 3.40 2016
151 Italy 3.26 2015
152 Brazil 3.21 2015
153 Belgium 2.25 2015

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Limitations and Exceptions: For most countries central government finance data have been consolidated into one account, but for others only budgetary central government accounts are available. Countries reporting budgetary data are noted in the country metadata. Because budgetary accounts may not include all central government units (such as social security funds), they usually provide an incomplete picture. In federal states the central government accounts provide an incomplete view of total public finance. Data on government revenue and expense are collected by the IMF through questionnaires to member countries and by the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD). Despite IMF efforts to standardize data collection, statistics are often incomplete, untimely, and not comparable across countries.

Statistical Concept and Methodology: The IMF's Government Finance Statistics Manual 2014, harmonized with the 2008 SNA, recommends an accrual accounting method, focusing on all economic events affecting assets, liabilities, revenues, and expenses, not just those represented by cash transactions. It accounts for all changes in stocks, so stock data at the end of an accounting period equal stock data at the beginning of the period plus flows over the period. The 1986 manual considered only debt stocks. Government finance statistics are reported in local currency. Many countries report government finance data by fiscal year; see country metadata for information on fiscal year end by country.

Aggregation method: Median

Periodicity: Annual