General government final consumption expenditure (% of GDP) - Country Ranking

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.

Source: World Bank national accounts data, and OECD National Accounts data files.

See also: Thematic map, Time series comparison

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Rank Country Value Year
1 Togo 67.03 2018
2 Greenland 44.13 2018
3 Solomon Islands 39.19 2006
4 Kiribati 38.52 1992
5 Lesotho 37.67 2018
6 Timor-Leste 35.16 2017
7 Palau 32.40 2018
8 Cuba 30.05 2018
9 Seychelles 29.46 2018
10 Barbados 27.42 2018
11 Burkina Faso 26.69 2018
12 Burundi 26.21 2018
13 Sweden 26.02 2018
14 Oman 24.75 2018
15 Saudi Arabia 24.62 2018
16 Denmark 24.35 2018
17 Netherlands 24.24 2018
18 Brunei 24.14 2018
19 Iceland 23.57 2018
20 Namibia 23.50 2018
21 Norway 23.42 2018
22 France 23.41 2018
23 Belgium 23.07 2018
24 Israel 23.02 2018
25 Equatorial Guinea 22.81 2018
26 Eswatini 22.80 2018
27 Finland 22.66 2018
28 Kuwait 22.66 2018
29 Mozambique 22.03 2018
30 Mauritania 21.95 2018
31 South Africa 21.28 2018
32 Iraq 21.24 2018
33 Djibouti 21.16 2018
34 Eritrea 21.08 2011
35 Canada 20.98 2018
36 St. Vincent and the Grenadines 20.98 2017
37 Ukraine 20.76 2018
38 Tunisia 20.60 2018
39 Czech Republic 19.97 2018
40 Germany 19.90 2018
41 Bosnia and Herzegovina 19.79 2018
42 Japan 19.75 2018
43 Brazil 19.72 2018
44 Hungary 19.70 2018
45 Estonia 19.62 2018
46 Croatia 19.45 2018
47 Austria 19.32 2018
48 Greece 19.14 2018
49 Italy 19.02 2018
50 Morocco 18.97 2018
51 Myanmar 18.95 2016
52 Tonga 18.87 2012
53 Australia 18.68 2018
54 Botswana 18.66 2018
55 Spain 18.62 2018
56 Slovak Republic 18.61 2018
57 Montenegro 18.50 2018
58 United Kingdom 18.50 2018
59 Slovenia 18.35 2018
60 New Zealand 18.24 2018
61 Guyana 17.84 2018
62 Tajikistan 17.83 2017
63 Poland 17.80 2018
64 Latvia 17.79 2018
65 Cabo Verde 17.71 2018
66 Bolivia 17.53 2018
67 Belize 17.49 2018
68 Russia 17.38 2018
69 Algeria 17.31 2018
70 Costa Rica 17.02 2018
71 Portugal 16.96 2018
72 Bulgaria 16.72 2018
73 Luxembourg 16.66 2018
74 Romania 16.61 2018
75 Liberia 16.61 2018
76 Mali 16.58 2018
77 Serbia 16.56 2018
78 Kyrgyz Republic 16.54 2018
79 Lithuania 16.49 2018
80 Bhutan 16.44 2017
81 Malta 16.27 2018
82 Guinea 16.27 2018
83 Thailand 16.16 2018
84 El Salvador 16.13 2018
85 Korea 16.09 2018
86 Argentina 16.08 2018
87 Zambia 16.07 2016
88 Bahrain 15.92 2018
89 Qatar 15.88 2018
90 Zimbabwe 15.88 2018
91 Belarus 15.62 2018
92 Jordan 15.45 2018
93 Nicaragua 15.41 2018
94 Papua New Guinea 15.31 2004
95 Mauritius 15.28 2018
96 North Macedonia 15.24 2018
97 Colombia 15.20 2018
98 Uzbekistan 14.98 2018
99 Vanuatu 14.93 2014
100 Cyprus 14.90 2018
101 Rwanda 14.90 2018
102 Turkey 14.83 2018
103 Moldova 14.75 2018
104 China 14.68 2018
105 Uruguay 14.64 2018
106 Ecuador 14.58 2018
107 Niger 14.52 2018
108 Madagascar 14.33 2018
109 Central African Republic 14.20 2018
110 Chile 14.17 2018
111 United States 14.14 2018
112 Lao PDR 13.97 2016
113 Côte d'Ivoire 13.82 2018
114 Honduras 13.69 2018
115 Malawi 13.67 2017
116 Lebanon 13.67 2018
117 Senegal 13.60 2018
118 Jamaica 13.47 2018
119 Iran 13.43 2017
120 Suriname 13.32 2010
121 Georgia 13.21 2018
122 United Arab Emirates 13.14 2018
123 Peru 13.11 2018
124 Angola 12.94 2017
125 Kenya 12.91 2018
126 Armenia 12.75 2018
127 Benin 12.64 2018
128 Afghanistan 12.57 2017
129 The Gambia 12.35 2018
130 Syrian Arab Republic 12.31 2007
131 The Bahamas 12.29 2018
132 Haiti 12.24 2018
133 St. Lucia 12.11 2016
134 Uganda 12.09 2018
135 Malaysia 11.95 2018
136 Philippines 11.93 2018
137 Ireland 11.90 2018
138 Switzerland 11.81 2018
139 Pakistan 11.71 2018
140 Mongolia 11.71 2018
141 Nepal 11.69 2018
142 Mexico 11.67 2018
143 Paraguay 11.25 2018
144 Somalia 11.25 2018
145 India 11.23 2018
146 Albania 11.14 2018
147 Cameroon 11.11 2018
148 Panama 11.03 2017
149 Dominican Republic 10.86 2018
150 Gabon 10.57 2018
151 Singapore 10.53 2018
152 Comoros 10.32 2018
153 Ethiopia 10.24 2018
154 Azerbaijan 10.17 2018
155 Libya 9.94 2008
156 Hong Kong SAR, China 9.88 2018
157 Guinea-Bissau 9.69 2018
158 Guatemala 9.69 2018
159 Macao SAR, China 9.46 2018
160 New Caledonia 9.40 1990
161 Sierra Leone 9.24 2018
162 Ghana 9.01 2018
163 Venezuela 9.00 2017
164 Sri Lanka 9.00 2018
165 Indonesia 8.98 2018
166 Tanzania 8.50 2017
167 Kazakhstan 8.35 2018
168 Egypt 8.35 2018
169 Congo 8.31 2018
170 Puerto Rico 7.88 2018
171 Turkmenistan 7.80 2017
172 Vietnam 6.47 2018
173 Bangladesh 6.36 2018
174 Dem. Rep. Congo 6.26 2018
175 Sudan 6.03 2018
176 Nigeria 5.60 2018
177 Cambodia 4.93 2018
178 Chad 3.59 2018

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Limitations and Exceptions: Because policymakers have tended to focus on fostering the growth of output, and because data on production are easier to collect than data on spending, many countries generate their primary estimate of GDP using the production approach. Moreover, many countries do not estimate all the components of national expenditures but instead derive some of the main aggregates indirectly using GDP (based on the production approach) as the control total.

Statistical Concept and Methodology: Gross domestic product (GDP) from the expenditure side is made up of household final consumption expenditure, general government final consumption expenditure, gross capital formation (private and public investment in fixed assets, changes in inventories, and net acquisitions of valuables), and net exports (exports minus imports) of goods and services. Such expenditures are recorded in purchaser prices and include net taxes on products.

Aggregation method: Weighted average

Periodicity: Annual