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Economy > Government spending: Countries Compared

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. Data are in constant 2000 U.S. dollars.".

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# COUNTRY AMOUNT DATE GRAPH HISTORY
1 European Union 2.01 trillion 2009
2 United States 1.74 trillion 2009
3 Japan 912.39 billion 2009
Group of 7 countries (G7) average (profile) 592.45 billion 2009
4 Germany 398.05 billion 2009
5 China 395.83 billion 2009
6 France 355.21 billion 2009
7 United Kingdom 333.79 billion 2009
8 Italy 235.14 billion 2009
Non-religious countries average (profile) 193.48 billion 2009
High income OECD countries average (profile) 181.85 billion 2009
9 Canada 174.11 billion 2009
10 Brazil 162.71 billion 2009
11 Spain 153.56 billion 2009
12 Netherlands 113.84 billion 2009
Heavily indebted countries average (profile) 99.44 billion 2000
13 India 98.9 billion 2009
Eurozone average (profile) 98.24 billion 2009
14 Australia 93.92 billion 2008
NATO countries average (profile) 87.48 billion 2009
European Union average (profile) 86.78 billion 2009
15 Saudi Arabia 77.45 billion 2007
16 Sweden 69.86 billion 2009
17 Mexico 68.92 billion 2009
18 Belgium 57.28 billion 2009
19 Argentina 52.26 billion 2009
Emerging markets average (profile) 48.96 billion 2009
20 Denmark 47.55 billion 2009
21 Russia 46.59 billion 2009
Europe average (profile) 45.55 billion 2000
22 Poland 44.42 billion 2009
23 Turkey 43.9 billion 2009
24 Norway 41.71 billion 2009
25 Austria 41.7 billion 2009
Former British colonies average (profile) 39.85 billion 2000
26 Israel 37.27 billion 2008
27 South Africa 36.87 billion 2009
28 Switzerland 31.66 billion 2009
29 Greece 30.14 billion 2009
Catholic countries average (profile) 29.42 billion 2000
30 Finland 28.85 billion 2009
31 Venezuela 25.78 billion 2009
32 Portugal 25.46 billion 2009
33 Indonesia 23.26 billion 2009
34 Colombia 22.91 billion 2009
35 Algeria 21.63 billion 2009
36 Thailand 21.49 billion 2009
37 Malaysia 19.65 billion 2009
38 Ireland 19.01 billion 2009
South Asia average (profile) 16.66 billion 2000
39 Cuba 15.34 billion 2008
40 Czech Republic 15.07 billion 2009
41 Chile 13.99 billion 2009
Former Spanish colonies average (profile) 12.62 billion 2009
42 Philippines 12.61 billion 2009
43 New Zealand 12.46 billion 2009
44 United Arab Emirates 11.1 billion 2004
45 Kuwait 10.25 billion 2004
46 Singapore 10.06 billion 2000
47 Morocco 9.9 billion 2009
48 Pakistan 9.78 billion 2009
Latin America and Caribbean average (profile) 9.2 billion 2000
49 Peru 8.82 billion 2009
50 Ukraine 8.11 billion 2009
51 Slovakia 7.89 billion 2009
52 Libya 7.06 billion 2000
South and Central Asia average (profile) 6.21 billion 2000
Former Soviet republics average (profile) 5.96 billion 2008
53 Croatia 5.41 billion 2009
54 Hungary 5.32 billion 2008
55 Oman 5.3 billion 2004
56 Slovenia 4.87 billion 2008
57 Syria 4.81 billion 2009
Muslim countries average (profile) 4.62 billion 2000
58 Tunisia 4.54 billion 2009
59 Bangladesh 4.48 billion 2009
60 Luxembourg 4.28 billion 2009
61 Kazakhstan 4.19 billion 2009
62 Vietnam 3.84 billion 2009
63 Lithuania 3.63 billion 2008
64 Jordan 3.6 billion 2009
65 Qatar 3.49 billion 2000
66 Romania 3.44 billion 2009
67 Lebanon 3.23 billion 2004
68 Uruguay 3.09 billion 2009
69 Costa Rica 3.02 billion 2009
70 Dominican Republic 2.79 billion 2009
71 Bulgaria 2.77 billion 2009
72 Iceland 2.69 billion 2009
73 Uzbekistan 2.57 billion 2000
74 Belarus 2.5 billion 2009
75 Azerbaijan 2.48 billion 2009
76 Kenya 2.41 billion 2009
77 Tanzania 2.37 billion 2006
78 Ecuador 2.25 billion 2009
79 Zambia 2.22 billion 2009
80 Brunei 2.18 billion 2007
81 Panama 2.17 billion 2009
82 Cyprus 2.14 billion 2008
83 Botswana 1.99 billion 2009
84 Sudan 1.98 billion 2008
85 Guatemala 1.94 billion 2009
86 Latvia 1.83 billion 2009
87 Serbia and Montenegro 1.8 billion 2009
88 Honduras 1.7 billion 2009
89 Bolivia 1.66 billion 2009
Former French colonies average (profile) 1.61 billion 2004
90 El Salvador 1.59 billion 2009
91 Sri Lanka 1.48 billion 2002
92 Bahrain 1.4 billion 2000
93 Namibia 1.39 billion 2009
94 Ethiopia 1.36 billion 2009
95 Estonia 1.35 billion 2009
96 Uganda 1.31 billion 2009
97 Jamaica 1.29 billion 2000
98 Cameroon 1.15 billion 2007
99 Paraguay 1.12 billion 2009
Sub-Saharan Africa average (profile) 1.03 billion 2000
100 Trinidad and Tobago 979.75 million 2005
101 Cote d'Ivoire 978.94 million 2009
102 Burkina Faso 921.55 million 2006
103 Mauritius 907.42 million 2009
104 Madagascar 824.11 million 2009
105 Zimbabwe 816.4 million 2005
106 Malta 721.59 million 2000
107 French Polynesia 699.17 million 2000
108 Gabon 693.84 million 2009
109 The Bahamas 645.56 million 2007
110 Albania 632.32 million 2009
111 Cambodia 625.9 million 2009
112 Papua New Guinea 618.22 million 2004
113 Senegal 549.13 million 2009
114 Nicaragua 532.93 million 2009
115 Lesotho 524.08 million 2009
116 Armenia 507.46 million 2009
117 Ghana 506.29 million 2000
118 Swaziland 494.91 million 2009
119 Nepal 491.73 million 2000
120 Malawi 428.49 million 2009
121 Barbados 415.56 million 2002
122 Turkmenistan 412.98 million 2000
123 Benin 391.99 million 2005
124 Eritrea 377.41 million 2007
125 Kyrgyzstan 373.71 million 2009
126 Congo, Republic of the 372.48 million 2000
127 Mozambique 365.25 million 2009
128 Democratic Republic of the Congo 357.57 million 2002
129 Suriname 334.51 million 2000
130 Mauritania 316.26 million 2005
131 Fiji 290.28 million 2000
132 Haiti 286.48 million 2000
133 Georgia 261.07 million 2000
134 Moldova 259.39 million 2009
135 Guinea 247.84 million 2009
136 Niger 234.56 million 2000
137 Laos 204.43 million 2006
138 Maldives 199.32 million 2004
139 Antigua and Barbuda 197.51 million 2002
140 Rwanda 190.57 million 2000
141 Guyana 188.55 million 2002
142 Djibouti 186.91 million 2006
143 Mali 169.09 million 2002
144 Mongolia 167.49 million 2000
145 Belize 161.63 million 2008
146 Togo 140.67 million 2005
147 Saint Lucia 131 million 2000
148 Chad 128.2 million 2006
149 Seychelles 127.62 million 2009
150 Burundi 124.4 million 2000
151 Central African Republic 116.44 million 2006
152 East Timor 111.3 million 2000
153 Solomon Islands 109.73 million 2000
154 Sierra Leone 91.14 million 2000
155 Bhutan 87.44 million 2000
156 Tajikistan 87.24 million 2009
157 Cape Verde 79.45 million 2009
158 Saint Kitts and Nevis 75.24 million 2003
159 The Gambia 71.35 million 2004
160 Saint Vincent and the Grenadines 65.96 million 2003
161 Grenada 60.99 million 2000
162 Equatorial Guinea 57.3 million 2000
163 Vanuatu 56.57 million 2000
164 Dominica 56.15 million 2006
165 Tonga 34.33 million 2000
166 Comoros 31.3 million 2009
167 Guinea-Bissau 30.06 million 2000

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