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Government > Spending > Subsidies and other transfers > % of expense: Countries Compared

DEFINITION: Subsidies, grants, and other social benefits include all unrequited, nonrepayable transfers on current account to private and public enterprises; grants to foreign governments, international organisations, and other government units; and social security, social assistance benefits, and employer social benefits in cash and in kind.".

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# COUNTRY AMOUNT DATE GRAPH HISTORY
1 Germany 81.14% 2008
2 Belgium 80.67% 2008
3 Netherlands 79.56% 2008
4 Spain 78.82% 2008
5 Switzerland 75.64% 2007
6 Luxembourg 72.77% 2008
7 Finland 71.36% 2008
8 Ukraine 70.68% 2008
9 Australia 70.12% 2008
10 Czech Republic 70.1% 2008
11 Austria 69.94% 2008
12 Sweden 69.72% 2008
13 United States 69.14% 2009
14 Belarus 69.12% 2008
15 Poland 68.86% 2008
16 Kazakhstan 67.78% 2008
17 Slovakia 67.42% 2008
18 Canada 67.1% 2008
19 Norway 66.5% 2008
20 Italy 65.23% 2008
21 Latvia 65.07% 2008
22 European Union 65.05% 2008
23 Lithuania 65.03% 2008
24 Japan 64.76% 1990
25 Russia 63.97% 2008
26 Venezuela 63.57% 2005
27 Indonesia 63.32% 2004
28 Hungary 63.16% 2008
Group of 7 countries (G7) average (profile) 63.03% 2008
29 Slovenia 61.83% 2008
30 South Africa 61.45% 2008
Eurozone average (profile) 60.9% 2008
31 China 60.39% 2006
32 Romania 60.17% 2008
33 Bulgaria 60.05% 2008
European Union average (profile) 59.82% 2008
High income OECD countries average (profile) 59.64% 2008
NATO countries average (profile) 59.63% 2008
34 Azerbaijan 58.88% 1999
35 Chile 58.47% 2008
36 Serbia and Montenegro 57.32% 2008
37 Moldova 57.16% 2008
Europe average (profile) 56.61% 2006
38 Kuwait 55.55% 2009
39 India 54.07% 2008
40 Croatia 53.55% 2008
41 France 53.42% 2008
42 Congo, Republic of the 53.25% 2005
43 Brazil 51.96% 2008
44 United Kingdom 51.3% 2008
45 Uganda 51.02% 2008
46 Uruguay 50.13% 2008
47 Argentina 50.1% 2004
Emerging markets average (profile) 50.09% 2004
48 Portugal 49.7% 2008
49 Algeria 48.59% 2008
50 Peru 48.55% 2008
51 Bolivia 46.71% 2007
52 Georgia 45.14% 2008
53 Bosnia and Herzegovina 44.97% 2008
54 Greece 44.33% 2008
55 Estonia 44.29% 2008
56 Armenia 43.2% 2008
57 Barbados 42.77% 2007
58 Nicaragua 42.61% 2001
59 Democratic Republic of the Congo 42.58% 2001
60 Malta 41.99% 2008
61 Ethiopia 41.94% 2002
62 Colombia 41.5% 2003
63 Turkey 41.1% 2008
64 Trinidad and Tobago 40.23% 2007
65 San Marino 38.44% 2006
66 Botswana 38.22% 1996
67 Tunisia 38.07% 2009
68 Mongolia 37.9% 2008
69 New Zealand 37.63% 2007
70 Ireland 37.42% 2008
71 Guatemala 36.91% 2008
72 Jordan 35.9% 2008
73 Kyrgyzstan 35.88% 2008
74 Morocco 35.76% 2008
75 Senegal 34.34% 2001
76 Mauritius 33.54% 2008
77 Benin 33.01% 2008
78 Bangladesh 31.47% 2008
79 Malaysia 31.42% 2003
80 Kenya 31.27% 2008
81 Cyprus 31.21% 2008
82 Thailand 30.89% 2008
83 Israel 30.83% 2008
84 Pakistan 30.67% 2007
85 Ghana 30.18% 2008
86 Cape Verde 29.55% 2008
87 Lebanon 29.18% 2008
88 Dominican Republic 29.01% 2007
89 Zimbabwe 27.67% 1997
90 Tajikistan 27.03% 2004
South Asia average (profile) 25.99% 2008
91 Panama 25.01% 2001
92 Seychelles 24.09% 2008
93 Zambia 24.07% 2007
94 Paraguay 23.12% 2008
95 Sri Lanka 22.68% 2008
96 Iceland 22.62% 2008
97 El Salvador 22.16% 2008
=98 Swaziland 21.36% 2003
=98 The Bahamas 21.36% 2008
100 Fiji 20.44% 2006
101 Netherlands Antilles 19.51% 1995
102 Togo 19.44% 2008
103 Philippines 19.29% 2008
104 Cambodia 19.15% 2006
105 Laos 18.06% 2007
106 Denmark 16.72% 2008
107 Qatar 16.64% 2008
108 Papua New Guinea 16.4% 2002
109 Afghanistan 15.5% 2008
110 Burundi 14.31% 1996
111 Lesotho 14.3% 2008
112 Madagascar 14.02% 2007
113 Mali 13.95% 2008
114 Costa Rica 13.81% 2008
115 Cote d'Ivoire 13.34% 2008
116 Namibia 13.33% 2007
117 Cameroon 12.93% 1994
118 Honduras 12.76% 2008
119 The Gambia 12.16% 1990
120 Bahrain 11.45% 2005
121 Saint Kitts and Nevis 11.3% 2006
122 Guinea 9.82% 1992
123 Belize 9.79% 1997
124 Oman 9.69% 2001
125 Burkina Faso 9.54% 2008
126 Sierra Leone 9.49% 2004
127 Niger 9.28% 2007
128 Grenada 8.22% 1995
129 Sudan 7.95% 1999
130 Jamaica 6.31% 2008
131 Vanuatu 5.86% 1990
132 Maldives 5.19% 2008
133 Rwanda 4.58% 1992
134 Bhutan 2.4% 2009
135 Singapore 0.3% 2008

Citation

"Countries Compared by Government > Spending > Subsidies and other transfers > % of expense. International Statistics at NationMaster.com", International Monetary Fund, Government Finance Statistics Yearbook and data files. Aggregates compiled by NationMaster. Retrieved from http://www.nationmaster.com/country-info/stats/Government/Spending/Subsidies-and-other-transfers/%-of-expense

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