List of Government Spending as % of GDP

This is a list of government spending as a % of GDP.

The highest on this list is Zimbabwe with 97.8% of GDP.

Amongst developed countries, the highest levels of government spending include Iceland (57%), Sweden (52%) and France (52.8%)

China’s government spending accounts for only 20% of GDP

Zimbabwe97.8
Cuba78.1
Maldives63.1
Micronesia62.3
Iceland57.8
France52.8
Sweden52.5
Denmark51.8
Lesotho51.2
Bosnia and Herzegovina50.3
Belgium50
Belarus49.6
Finland49.5
Hungary49.2
Austria49
Italy48.8
Montenegro48.8
Guyana48.6
Eritrea47.8
Solomon Islands47.3
Ukraine47.3
United Kingdom47.3
Greece46.8
Portugal46.1
The Netherlands45.9
Malta44.8
Slovenia44.3
Serbia44
Germany43.7
Poland43.3
Libya43
Yemen43
Czech Republic42.9
Israel42.9
Cyprus42.6
Dominica42.5
Ghana42.4
Ireland42
Angola41.6
Moldova41.6
Barbados41.3
New Zealand41.1
Spain41.1
Brazil41
Mongolia41
Ecuador40.8
Croatia40.7
Djibouti40.6
Botswana40.2
Norway40.2
Burundi40
Estonia39.9
Canada39.7
United States38.9
Guinea-Bissau38.8
Latvia38.5
Malawi38
Romania37.6
Lithuania37.4
Bulgaria37.3
Luxembourg37.2
Japan37.1
Georgia36.4
Jordan36.1
Algeria35.4
Papua New Guinea35
Bolivia34.8
Slovakia34.8
Bhutan34.6
Macedonia34.5
Australia34.3
Jamaica34.3
Lebanon34.2
Russia34.1
Egypt34
Venezuela34
Swaziland33.7
Liberia33.4
Samoa32.7
Oman32.6
Albania32.3
Switzerland32
Kuwait31.8
Azerbaijan31.1
Cape Verde31.1
Uzbekistan31.1
Kenya30.1
Nigeria30
South Korea30
Tonga29.9
Mauritania29.5
Kyrgyz Republic29.3
Morocco29.1
Saudi Arabia29.1
Namibia29
Vietnam28.8
Trinidad and Tobago28.4
Iran28.3
Belize28.2
Mozambique28
Uruguay28
Tajikistan27.5
South Africa27.4
Tunisia27.3
Comoros27.2
India27.2
Qatar27
Kazakhstan26.8
Rwanda26.7
Senegal26.6
Colombia26.5
United Arab Emirates26.4
Vanuatu26.4
Malaysia26.3
Republic of Congo26
The Gambia26
Mauritius25.8
Bahrain25.7
Equatorial Guinea25.5
Tanzania25.5
Fiji25
Nicaragua25
Argentina24.7
Zambia24.6
Niger23.8
Mexico23.7
Turkey23.4
Benin23
Democratic Republic of Congo22.7
Sri Lanka22.6
Chad22.1
Syria22.1
Armenia21.8
Honduras21.8
Burkina Faso21.6
Mali21.2
Chile21.1
Sierra Leone21
Costa Rica20.9
The Bahamas20.9
China20.8
Gabon20.1
El Salvador20
Cote d’Ivoire19.7
Nepal19.7
Panama19.5
Togo19.5
Ethiopia19.4
Pakistan19.3
Indonesia19.2
Dominican Republic19.1
Hong Kong18.6
Cameroon18.5
Madagascar18.5
Taiwan18.5
Haiti18.2
Laos18.2
Uganda17.8
Thailand17.7
Guinea17.4
Peru17.3
The Philippines17.3
Singapore17
Bangladesh15.9
Central African Republic15.5
Macau14.9
Paraguay14.8
Cambodia13.9
Guatemala13.7
Turkmenistan12.3
Burma8

Source: Economic index heritage.org

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