Pakistan - General government final consumption expenditure (% of GDP)

General government final consumption expenditure (% of GDP) in Pakistan was 11.71 as of 2018. Its highest value over the past 58 years was 16.78 in 1989, while its lowest value was 7.78 in 2001.

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:

Year Value
1960 10.59
1961 10.04
1962 10.45
1963 10.41
1964 12.07
1965 10.77
1966 12.29
1967 11.15
1968 10.22
1969 9.98
1970 10.15
1971 10.44
1972 11.98
1973 11.55
1974 9.83
1975 10.64
1976 10.86
1977 11.16
1978 10.84
1979 10.37
1980 10.04
1981 10.16
1982 10.34
1983 11.42
1984 12.09
1985 12.10
1986 12.76
1987 13.53
1988 15.51
1989 16.78
1990 15.14
1991 14.32
1992 12.91
1993 13.10
1994 12.11
1995 11.74
1996 12.65
1997 11.89
1998 11.26
1999 10.36
2000 8.64
2001 7.78
2002 8.72
2003 8.79
2004 8.20
2005 7.84
2006 10.44
2007 9.87
2008 9.75
2009 10.52
2010 10.32
2011 9.74
2012 10.49
2013 11.00
2014 10.76
2015 10.97
2016 11.31
2017 11.27
2018 11.71

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

Classification

Topic: Economic Policy & Debt Indicators

Sub-Topic: National accounts