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Economy > GDP > Composition, by end use > Government consumption: Countries Compared

DEFINITION: This entry is derived from Economy > GDP > Composition, by end use, which shows who does the spending in an economy: consumers, businesses, government, and foreigners. The distribution gives the percentage contribution to total GDP of household consumption, government consumption, investment in fixed capital, investment in inventories, exports of goods and services, and imports of goods and services, and will total 100 percent of GDP if the data are complete.
household consumption consists of expenditures by resident households, and by nonprofit institutions that serve households, on goods and services that are consumed by individuals. This includes consumption of both domestically produced and foreign goods and services.
government consumption consists of government expenditures on goods and services. These figures exclude government transfer payments, such as interest on debt, unemployment, and social security, since such payments are not made in exchange for goods and services supplied.
investment in fixed capital consists of total business spending on fixed assets, such as factories, machinery, equipment, dwellings, and inventories of raw materials, which provide the basis for future production. It is measured gross of the depreciation of the assets, i.e., it includes investment that merely replaces worn-out or scrapped capital. Earlier editions of The World Factbook referred to this concept as Investment (gross fixed) and that data now have been moved to this new field.
investment in inventories consists of net changes to the stock of outputs that are still held by the units that produce them, awaiting further sale to an end user, such as automobiles sitting on a dealer’s lot or groceries on the store shelves. This figure may be positive or negative. If the stock of unsold output increases during the relevant time period, investment in inventories is positive, but, if the stock of unsold goods declines, it will be negative. Investment in inventories normally is an early indicator of the state of the economy. If the stock of unsold items increases unexpectedly – because people stop buying - the economy may be entering a recession; but if the stock of unsold items falls - and goods "go flying off the shelves" - businesses normally try to replace those stocks, and the economy is likely to accelerate.
exports of goods and services consist of sales, barter, gifts, or grants of goods and services from residents to nonresidents.
imports of goods and ...
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# COUNTRY AMOUNT DATE GRAPH
1 Montserrat 47.3% 2013
2 Lesotho 38.1% 2013
3 Cuba 35.4% 2013
=4 Gaza Strip 30.3% 2013
=4 West Bank 30.3% 2013
6 Zimbabwe 29.4% 2013
7 Denmark 28.6% 2013
8 Netherlands 28.4% 2013
9 New Caledonia 28% 2013
10 Sweden 26.9% 2013
11 Eritrea 26.8% 2013
12 Zambia 26.7% 2013
13 Niger 25.5% 2013
=14 Iceland 25.3% 2013
=14 Namibia 25.3% 2013
16 Finland 25.1% 2013
=17 Belgium 24.9% 2013
=17 Burundi 24.9% 2013
=19 France 24.7% 2013
=19 Djibouti 24.7% 2013
21 Afghanistan 23.3% 2013
22 Israel 22.9% 2013
23 South Africa 22.4% 2013
24 Moldova 22.3% 2013
=25 Bosnia and Herzegovina 22.1% 2013
=25 Montenegro 22.1% 2013
27 Jordan 21.9% 2013
=28 Mauritania 21.8% 2013
=28 United Kingdom 21.8% 2013
30 Canada 21.7% 2013
=31 Brazil 21.5% 2013
=31 Bhutan 21.5% 2013
33 Norway 21.3% 2013
34 Malta 21.2% 2013
Group of 7 countries (G7) average (profile) 21.14% 2013
35 Malawi 21% 2013
36 East Timor 20.9% 2013
=37 Slovenia 20.8% 2013
=37 Czech Republic 20.8% 2013
39 Serbia 20.6% 2013
=40 Italy 20.5% 2013
=40 Japan 20.5% 2013
High income OECD countries average (profile) 20.42% 2013
42 Saudi Arabia 20.4% 2013
=43 Hungary 20.3% 2013
=43 Angola 20.3% 2013
Eurozone average (profile) 20.28% 2013
45 Spain 20.2% 2013
=46 New Zealand 20.1% 2013
=46 Cyprus 20.1% 2013
=46 Algeria 20.1% 2013
49 Swaziland 20% 2013
50 Anguilla 19.9% 2013
51 Croatia 19.8% 2013
European Union average (profile) 19.75% 2013
52 Estonia 19.6% 2013
53 United States 19.5% 2013
54 Ukraine 19.4% 2013
55 Germany 19.3% 2013
=56 Morocco 19.2% 2013
=56 Botswana 19.2% 2013
NATO countries average (profile) 19.13% 2013
58 Austria 19% 2013
Europe average (profile) 18.87% 2013
Heavily indebted countries average (profile) 18.8% 2013
59 Russia 18.6% 2013
Potential Future EU Members average (profile) 18.48% 2013
60 Cape Verde 18.4% 2013
=61 Portugal 18.3% 2013
=61 Republic of Macedonia 18.3% 2013
=63 Vanuatu 18.2% 2013
=63 Australia 18.2% 2013
Cold countries average (profile) 18.15% 2013
65 Dominica 18.1% 2013
Non-religious countries average (profile) 18.04% 2013
=66 Burkina Faso 17.9% 2013
=66 Costa Rica 17.9% 2013
=68 Greece 17.8% 2013
=68 Oman 17.8% 2013
=68 Poland 17.8% 2013
=71 Georgia 17.7% 2013
=71 Saint Lucia 17.7% 2013
=73 Slovakia 17.6% 2013
=73 Lithuania 17.6% 2013
=73 Kyrgyzstan 17.6% 2013
76 Tunisia 17.5% 2013
=77 Tonga 17.4% 2013
=77 Comoros 17.4% 2013
Christian countries average (profile) 17.35% 2013
=79 Belize 17.3% 2013
=79 Brunei 17.3% 2013
=79 Antigua and Barbuda 17.3% 2013
=82 Syria 17.2% 2013
=82 Kenya 17.2% 2013
=84 Turks and Caicos Islands 17.1% 2013
=84 South Sudan 17.1% 2013
86 Luxembourg 16.9% 2013
Landlocked countries average (profile) 16.9% 2013
Eastern Europe average (profile) 16.84% 2013
87 Tanzania 16.8% 2013
=88 Uzbekistan 16.6% 2013
=88 Argentina 16.6% 2013
Catholic countries average (profile) 16.58% 2013
=90 Kosovo 16.5% 2013
=90 Colombia 16.5% 2013
92 Saint Vincent and the Grenadines 16.4% 2013
=93 Cameroon 16.3% 2013
=93 Trinidad and Tobago 16.3% 2013
=95 Barbados 16.1% 2013
=95 Honduras 16.1% 2013
Former British colonies average (profile) 16.1% 2013
Middle Eastern and North Africa average (profile) 16.02% 2013
Religious countries average (profile) 16% 2013
Sub-Saharan Africa average (profile) 15.99% 2013
Former Soviet republics average (profile) 15.91% 2013
=97 Jamaica 15.9% 2013
=97 Bermuda 15.9% 2013
=97 Grenada 15.9% 2013
=100 South Korea 15.8% 2013
=100 Guyana 15.8% 2013
102 Puerto Rico 15.4% 2013
=103 Ireland 15.3% 2013
=103 Latvia 15.3% 2013
=105 Liberia 15.2% 2013
=105 Lebanon 15.2% 2013
Latin America and Caribbean average (profile) 15.05% 2013
Hot countries average (profile) 14.98% 2013
107 The Bahamas 14.9% 2013
108 Turkey 14.8% 2013
=109 Cayman Islands 14.7% 2013
=109 Seychelles 14.7% 2013
=109 Kuwait 14.7% 2013
Muslim countries average (profile) 14.66% 2013
=112 Bahrain 14.6% 2013
=112 Belarus 14.6% 2013
South Asia average (profile) 14.58% 2013
OPEC countries average (profile) 14.55% 2013
Emerging markets average (profile) 14.54% 2013
114 Libya 14.2% 2013
Former French colonies average (profile) 14.12% 2013
115 Mongolia 14.1% 2013
failed states average (profile) 14% 2013
South and Central Asia average (profile) 13.95% 2013
=116 Fiji 13.7% 2013
=116 Mozambique 13.7% 2013
=118 Thailand 13.6% 2013
=118 Ghana 13.6% 2013
=118 Uruguay 13.6% 2013
=121 Malaysia 13.5% 2013
=121 Ecuador 13.5% 2013
=121 Bolivia 13.5% 2013
=121 China 13.5% 2013
=121 Sri Lanka 13.5% 2013
Former Spanish colonies average (profile) 13.45% 2013
126 Mauritius 13.4% 2013
127 Iran 13.3% 2013
128 Yemen 13.2% 2013
129 Armenia 13% 2013
130 Turkmenistan 12.9% 2013
=131 Panama 12.7% 2013
=131 Paraguay 12.7% 2013
=133 Suriname 12.6% 2013
=133 Mali 12.6% 2013
=135 Congo, Republic of the 12.5% 2013
=135 Democratic Republic of the Congo 12.5% 2013
=137 Taiwan 12.4% 2013
=137 Sao Tome and Principe 12.4% 2013
139 Venezuela 12.2% 2013
140 Chile 12.1% 2013
141 Guinea 12% 2013
=142 India 11.9% 2013
=142 Chad 11.9% 2013
144 Nigeria 11.8% 2013
=145 Tajikistan 11.6% 2013
=145 Qatar 11.6% 2013
=145 Mexico 11.6% 2013
=145 Benin 11.6% 2013
=145 Guinea-Bissau 11.6% 2013
=145 Egypt 11.6% 2013
=145 Kazakhstan 11.6% 2013
152 Madagascar 11.5% 2013
153 Sudan 11.4% 2013
154 Switzerland 11.2% 2013
155 El Salvador 11% 2013
156 The Gambia 10.9% 2013
=157 Nepal 10.7% 2013
=157 Guatemala 10.7% 2013
159 Saint Kitts and Nevis 10.6% 2013
=160 Philippines 10.5% 2013
=160 Pakistan 10.5% 2013
=162 Azerbaijan 10.3% 2013
=162 Peru 10.3% 2013
=162 Nicaragua 10.3% 2013
165 Laos 9.9% 2013
=166 Gabon 9.8% 2013
=166 Togo 9.8% 2013
168 Singapore 9.7% 2013
169 Sierra Leone 9.5% 2013
170 Hong Kong 9.1% 2013
171 Senegal 9% 2013
=172 Indonesia 8.9% 2013
=172 Cote d'Ivoire 8.9% 2013
=174 Central African Republic 8.4% 2013
=174 British Virgin Islands 8.4% 2013
176 Papua New Guinea 8.3% 2013
=177 Ethiopia 8.2% 2013
=177 Rwanda 8.2% 2013
=179 Dominican Republic 8.1% 2013
=179 Albania 8.1% 2013
181 Cambodia 7.9% 2013
=182 Bulgaria 7.8% 2013
=182 Uganda 7.8% 2013
184 United Arab Emirates 6.9% 2013
185 Macau 6.8% 2013
=186 Vietnam 6.6% 2013
=186 Romania 6.6% 2013
188 Bangladesh 5.7% 2013
189 Burma 3.8% 2013
190 Equatorial Guinea 3.7% 2013

Citation

"Countries Compared by Economy > GDP > Composition, by end use > Government consumption. International Statistics at NationMaster.com", CIA World Factbooks 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013. Aggregates compiled by NationMaster. Retrieved from http://www.nationmaster.com/country-info/stats/Economy/GDP/Composition,-by-end-use/Government-consumption

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