Household final consumption expenditure (constant 2010 US$) - 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. Data are in constant 2010 U.S. dollars.

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 United States 11,763,400,000,000.00 2016
2 China 3,455,270,000,000.00 2016
3 Japan 3,395,100,000,000.00 2016
4 Germany 2,074,660,000,000.00 2016
5 United Kingdom 1,768,330,000,000.00 2016
6 France 1,564,010,000,000.00 2016
7 Brazil 1,404,360,000,000.00 2016
8 India 1,384,450,000,000.00 2016
9 Italy 1,260,960,000,000.00 2016
10 Canada 1,052,140,000,000.00 2016
11 Mexico 846,919,000,000.00 2016
12 Russia 834,816,000,000.00 2016
13 Spain 805,992,000,000.00 2016
14 Australia 742,203,000,000.00 2016
15 Turkey 684,273,000,000.00 2016
16 Korea 627,132,000,000.00 2016
17 Indonesia 575,533,000,000.00 2016
18 Netherlands 381,013,000,000.00 2016
19 Switzerland 348,154,000,000.00 2016
20 Poland 336,946,000,000.00 2016
21 Argentina 304,358,000,000.00 2016
22 Nigeria 292,199,000,000.00 2015
23 Belgium 263,620,000,000.00 2016
24 Sweden 255,199,000,000.00 2016
25 South Africa 254,297,000,000.00 2016
26 Venezuela 247,615,000,000.00 2014
27 Saudi Arabia 231,411,000,000.00 2016
28 Colombia 226,356,000,000.00 2016
29 Austria 215,737,000,000.00 2016
30 Iran 214,110,000,000.00 2016
31 Egypt 213,346,000,000.00 2016
32 Norway 208,254,000,000.00 2016
33 Thailand 207,390,000,000.00 2016
34 United Arab Emirates 205,042,000,000.00 2016
35 Philippines 203,863,000,000.00 2016
36 Pakistan 184,326,000,000.00 2016
37 Malaysia 183,064,000,000.00 2016
38 Hong Kong SAR, China 182,609,000,000.00 2016
39 Israel 169,291,000,000.00 2016
40 Greece 168,188,000,000.00 2016
41 Chile 163,975,000,000.00 2016
42 Denmark 162,088,000,000.00 2016
43 Portugal 150,694,000,000.00 2016
44 Finland 141,411,000,000.00 2016
45 Romania 130,486,000,000.00 2016
46 Peru 123,319,000,000.00 2016
47 Bangladesh 112,890,000,000.00 2016
48 Ireland 112,579,000,000.00 2016
49 Czech Republic 110,579,000,000.00 2016
50 Vietnam 110,312,000,000.00 2016
51 New Zealand 103,399,000,000.00 2016
52 Singapore 101,022,000,000.00 2016
53 Kazakhstan 94,523,420,000.00 2015
54 Ukraine 86,204,950,000.00 2016
55 Hungary 75,373,940,000.00 2016
56 Algeria 72,433,190,000.00 2016
57 Morocco 67,763,450,000.00 2016
58 Iraq 61,560,960,000.00 2010
59 Puerto Rico 57,295,970,000.00 2013
60 Slovak Republic 54,128,720,000.00 2016
61 Sri Lanka 53,338,760,000.00 2016
62 Dominican Republic 49,759,720,000.00 2016
63 Ecuador 48,923,110,000.00 2016
64 Guatemala 45,271,700,000.00 2016
65 Sudan 45,015,010,000.00 2016
66 Kuwait 44,795,180,000.00 2016
67 Kenya 43,122,800,000.00 2016
68 Cuba 40,013,640,000.00 2015
69 Angola 39,974,560,000.00 2010
70 Belarus 39,101,170,000.00 2016
71 Lebanon 38,136,090,000.00 2016
72 Bulgaria 36,767,680,000.00 2016
73 Tunisia 35,185,330,000.00 2013
74 Croatia 34,537,770,000.00 2016
75 Uruguay 33,019,290,000.00 2016
76 Costa Rica 32,304,730,000.00 2016
77 Tanzania 30,640,060,000.00 2016
78 Qatar 30,441,590,000.00 2015
79 Serbia 30,327,690,000.00 2016
80 Lithuania 30,327,510,000.00 2016
81 Ghana 28,955,880,000.00 2015
82 Myanmar 27,983,810,000.00 2010
83 Slovenia 27,298,290,000.00 2016
84 Azerbaijan 26,369,500,000.00 2012
85 Côte d'Ivoire 25,114,540,000.00 2016
86 Yemen 24,998,170,000.00 2010
87 Cameroon 24,126,940,000.00 2016
88 Panama 22,896,630,000.00 2016
89 Dem. Rep. Congo 22,084,430,000.00 2016
90 El Salvador 22,017,380,000.00 2016
91 Oman 21,793,160,000.00 2015
92 Uganda 20,103,240,000.00 2016
93 Luxembourg 19,747,970,000.00 2016
94 Uzbekistan 19,273,060,000.00 2010
95 Latvia 18,147,870,000.00 2016
96 Paraguay 16,991,810,000.00 2016
97 Cyprus 16,363,540,000.00 2016
98 Bolivia 16,363,300,000.00 2016
99 Nepal 15,995,860,000.00 2016
100 Afghanistan 15,507,530,000.00 2010
101 Honduras 15,225,200,000.00 2016
102 Bosnia and Herzegovina 15,097,090,000.00 2016
103 Cambodia 13,193,980,000.00 2016
104 Estonia 12,865,190,000.00 2016
105 Bahrain 12,696,810,000.00 2015
106 Senegal 12,555,280,000.00 2016
107 Namibia 11,889,130,000.00 2016
108 Trinidad and Tobago 11,519,370,000.00 2015
109 Zambia 11,063,330,000.00 2010
110 Mozambique 10,966,840,000.00 2016
111 Jamaica 10,848,310,000.00 2016
112 Zimbabwe 10,428,480,000.00 2016
113 Albania 10,265,710,000.00 2016
114 Mali 9,841,086,000.00 2016
115 Nicaragua 9,739,057,000.00 2016
116 Macao SAR, China 8,973,347,000.00 2016
117 Georgia 8,746,994,000.00 2010
118 Malawi 8,633,512,000.00 2016
119 Mauritius 8,606,329,000.00 2016
120 Chad 8,410,682,000.00 2016
121 Iceland 8,235,855,000.00 2016
122 Madagascar 8,084,401,000.00 2016
123 Armenia 7,904,060,000.00 2016
124 Botswana 7,888,977,000.00 2016
125 Macedonia 7,653,261,000.00 2016
126 Haiti 7,280,036,000.00 2016
127 Rwanda 7,240,236,000.00 2016
128 Burkina Faso 7,176,743,000.00 2015
129 Moldova 6,535,478,000.00 2016
130 Mongolia 6,273,360,000.00 2016
131 Benin 6,227,651,000.00 2016
132 Gabon 5,983,724,000.00 2016
133 Malta 5,924,090,000.00 2016
134 The Bahamas 5,670,759,000.00 2016
135 Niger 5,667,343,000.00 2016
136 Equatorial Guinea 5,577,391,000.00 2016
137 Kyrgyz Republic 5,525,185,000.00 2016
138 Tajikistan 5,361,719,000.00 2013
139 Togo 5,199,736,000.00 2016
140 Lao PDR 4,850,870,000.00 2010
141 Congo 4,454,722,000.00 2016
142 Swaziland 3,790,559,000.00 2016
143 Montenegro 3,680,052,000.00 2016
144 Sierra Leone 3,414,190,000.00 2016
145 Barbados 3,129,050,000.00 2010
146 Mauritania 2,686,407,000.00 2015
147 Lesotho 2,638,000,000.00 2016
148 Brunei 2,448,587,000.00 2016
149 Liberia 2,077,370,000.00 2016
150 Guyana 1,973,538,000.00 2010
151 Burundi 1,667,755,000.00 2016
152 Central African Republic 1,616,691,000.00 2016
153 Suriname 1,569,170,000.00 2010
154 Eritrea 1,488,568,000.00 2011
155 Bhutan 1,209,285,000.00 2016
156 Belize 1,165,076,000.00 2015
157 Turkmenistan 1,139,270,000.00 2010
158 Cabo Verde 1,127,382,000.00 2013
159 Greenland 1,047,990,000.00 2015
160 St. Lucia 1,038,830,000.00 2010
161 Guinea-Bissau 971,412,400.00 2016
162 The Gambia 949,542,900.00 2016
163 Timor-Leste 740,775,600.00 2015
164 Comoros 611,876,700.00 2014
165 Seychelles 487,661,400.00 2010
166 Vanuatu 484,319,400.00 2014
167 Tonga 362,056,400.00 2010
168 Palau 164,635,100.00 2016

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Development Relevance: An economy's growth is measured by the change in the volume of its output or in the real incomes of its residents. The 2008 United Nations System of National Accounts (2008 SNA) offers three plausible indicators for calculating growth: the volume of gross domestic product (GDP), real gross domestic income, and real gross national income. The volume of GDP is the sum of value added, measured at constant prices, by households, government, and industries operating in the economy. GDP accounts for all domestic production, regardless of whether the income accrues to domestic or foreign institutions.

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. Measures of growth in consumption and capital formation are subject to two kinds of inaccuracy. The first stems from the difficulty of measuring expenditures at current price levels. The second arises in deflating current price data to measure volume growth, where results depend on the relevance and reliability of the price indexes and weights used. Measuring price changes is more difficult for investment goods than for consumption goods because of the one-time nature of many investments and because the rate of technological progress in capital goods makes capturing change in quality difficult. (An example is computers - prices have fallen as quality has improved.)

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. Deflators for household consumption are usually calculated on the basis of the consumer price index.

Aggregation method: Gap-filled total

Base Period: 2010

Periodicity: Annual