Household final consumption expenditure, etc. (% of GDP) - Country Ranking

Definition: Household final consumption expenditure (formerly private consumption) is the market value of all goods and services, including durable products (such as cars, washing machines, and home computers), purchased by households. It excludes purchases of dwellings but includes imputed rent for owner-occupied dwellings. It also includes payments and fees to governments to obtain permits and licenses. Here, household consumption expenditure includes the expenditures of nonprofit institutions serving households, even when reported separately by the country. This item also includes any statistical discrepancy in the use of resources relative to the supply of resources.

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

See also: Thematic map, Time series comparison

Find indicator:
Rank Country Value Year
1 Liberia 142.83 2016
2 Kiribati 123.81 1992
3 Tajikistan 118.31 2013
4 Afghanistan 112.09 2016
5 Yemen 106.99 2016
6 Somalia 105.31 1984
7 Comoros 99.98 2014
8 Sierra Leone 97.17 2016
9 Central African Republic 96.40 2016
10 Tonga 91.50 2012
11 Haiti 90.31 2016
12 El Salvador 88.77 2016
13 The Gambia 87.57 2016
14 Burundi 87.33 2016
15 Moldova 86.67 2016
16 Guatemala 85.10 2016
17 Nepal 84.62 2016
18 Kyrgyz Republic 83.51 2016
19 Lebanon 82.87 2016
20 Mali 82.86 2016
21 Egypt 82.86 2016
22 Togo 82.81 2016
23 Guinea-Bissau 82.44 2016
24 Fiji 81.21 2016
25 Malawi 80.60 2016
26 Pakistan 80.01 2016
27 Barbados 79.62 2015
28 Dem. Rep. Congo 79.23 2016
29 Chad 79.22 2016
30 Albania 78.52 2016
31 Nicaragua 78.48 2016
32 Nigeria 78.44 2015
33 Jamaica 78.36 2016
34 Angola 78.11 2016
35 Kenya 77.94 2016
36 Sudan 77.81 2016
37 Eritrea 77.70 2011
38 Lesotho 77.70 2016
39 Honduras 77.51 2016
40 Mauritius 77.27 2016
41 Armenia 77.26 2016
42 Madagascar 77.05 2016
43 Uganda 77.02 2016
44 Zimbabwe 76.96 2016
45 Rwanda 76.81 2016
46 Montenegro 76.76 2016
47 Cambodia 76.47 2016
48 Bosnia and Herzegovina 76.30 2016
49 New Caledonia 75.42 1990
50 Venezuela 75.29 2014
51 Jordan 74.48 2009
52 Senegal 74.19 2016
53 Guinea 73.80 2005
54 Philippines 73.56 2016
55 Namibia 73.13 2016
56 St. Lucia 73.12 2016
57 Serbia 72.39 2016
58 Mozambique 71.50 2016
59 Tunisia 71.17 2016
60 Belize 71.01 2015
61 Cameroon 70.32 2016
62 Ethiopia 70.19 2016
63 Greece 69.88 2016
64 Dominican Republic 69.70 2016
65 Benin 69.47 2016
66 Cyprus 69.38 2016
67 Bolivia 69.13 2016
68 Bangladesh 69.11 2016
69 United States 68.84 2016
70 Swaziland 68.44 2016
71 The Bahamas 68.09 2016
72 Paraguay 67.92 2016
73 Niger 67.81 2016
74 Sri Lanka 67.61 2016
75 Solomon Islands 67.31 2006
76 Ghana 66.61 2016
77 United Kingdom 66.36 2016
78 Mexico 66.33 2016
79 Hong Kong SAR, China 66.16 2016
80 Argentina 65.91 2016
81 Uruguay 65.67 2016
82 Portugal 65.52 2016
83 Ukraine 65.34 2016
84 Trinidad and Tobago 65.33 2015
85 Macedonia 65.28 2016
86 Peru 64.93 2016
87 Cabo Verde 64.87 2014
88 Georgia 64.62 2016
89 Tanzania 64.61 2016
90 Iraq 64.46 2016
91 Vietnam 64.35 2016
92 Lithuania 64.27 2016
93 Chile 64.03 2016
94 Brazil 64.01 2016
95 Costa Rica 63.25 2016
96 Colombia 62.72 2016
97 Burkina Faso 62.72 2015
98 Guyana 61.88 2016
99 Romania 61.83 2016
100 Latvia 61.46 2016
101 Lao PDR 61.33 2016
102 Uzbekistan 61.20 2016
103 Bulgaria 60.89 2016
104 Italy 60.85 2016
105 Palau 60.29 2016
106 Ecuador 59.94 2016
107 South Africa 59.89 2016
108 Turkey 59.82 2016
109 Vanuatu 59.47 2014
110 India 59.43 2016
111 Timor-Leste 59.31 2015
112 Azerbaijan 59.15 2016
113 Syrian Arab Republic 59.09 2007
114 Puerto Rico 59.06 2013
115 Belarus 58.79 2016
116 Poland 58.50 2016
117 United Arab Emirates 58.47 2016
118 Canada 58.28 2016
119 New Zealand 58.03 2016
120 Morocco 57.93 2016
121 Croatia 57.92 2016
122 Australia 57.82 2016
123 Mauritania 57.79 2016
124 Kazakhstan 57.74 2016
125 Spain 57.64 2016
126 Djibouti 57.46 2007
127 Congo 56.46 2016
128 Japan 55.84 2016
129 Cuba 55.72 2015
130 Côte d'Ivoire 55.63 2016
131 Indonesia 55.48 2016
132 Finland 55.39 2016
133 France 55.31 2016
134 Israel 55.09 2016
135 Malaysia 54.86 2016
136 Slovak Republic 54.54 2016
137 Switzerland 53.69 2016
138 Slovenia 53.39 2016
139 Russia 53.37 2016
140 Germany 53.26 2016
141 Austria 53.07 2016
142 Seychelles 52.07 2014
143 Equatorial Guinea 52.01 2016
144 Papua New Guinea 51.44 2004
145 Belgium 51.19 2016
146 Estonia 51.18 2016
147 Mongolia 51.13 2016
148 Bhutan 50.90 2016
149 Myanmar 50.24 2015
150 Hungary 49.89 2016
151 Iran 49.38 2016
152 Zambia 49.30 2016
153 Iceland 49.01 2016
154 Korea 48.78 2016
155 Malta 48.34 2016
156 Panama 48.13 2016
157 Denmark 47.43 2016
158 Czech Republic 46.96 2016
159 Thailand 46.18 2016
160 Norway 45.51 2016
161 Kuwait 45.27 2016
162 Bahrain 45.03 2016
163 Sweden 44.26 2016
164 Netherlands 44.22 2016
165 Botswana 44.17 2016
166 Greenland 43.72 2015
167 Algeria 42.78 2016
168 Saudi Arabia 42.71 2016
169 Gabon 39.19 2016
170 China 39.01 2016
171 Singapore 37.50 2016
172 Ireland 32.93 2016
173 Luxembourg 30.26 2016
174 Oman 28.08 2015
175 Brunei 27.32 2016
176 Macao SAR, China 26.62 2016
177 Qatar 25.80 2016
178 Suriname 25.69 2016
179 Libya 16.70 2008
180 Turkmenistan 15.08 2012

More rankings: Africa | Asia | Central America & the Caribbean | Europe | Middle East | North America | Oceania | South America | World |

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. Household final consumption expenditure is often estimated as a residual, by subtracting all other known expenditures from GDP. The resulting aggregate may incorporate fairly large discrepancies. When household consumption is calculated separately, many of the estimates are based on household surveys, which tend to be one-year studies with limited coverage. Thus the estimates quickly become outdated and must be supplemented by estimates using price- and quantity-based statistical procedures. Complicating the issue, in many developing countries the distinction between cash outlays for personal business and those for household use may be blurred. Informal economic activities pose a particular measurement problem, especially in developing countries, where much economic activity is unrecorded. A complete picture of the economy requires estimating household outputs produced for home use, sales in informal markets, barter exchanges, and illicit or deliberately unreported activities. The consistency and completeness of such estimates depend on the skill and methods of the compiling statisticians.

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