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Government > Spending Stats: compare key data on Canada & Germany

Definitions

  • Compensation of employees > % of expense: Compensation of employees consists of all payments in cash, as well as in kind (such as food and housing), to employees in return for services rendered, and government contributions to social insurance schemes such as social security and pensions that provide benefits to employees."
  • Compensation of employees > Current LCU: Compensation of employees consists of all payments in cash, as well as in kind (such as food and housing), to employees in return for services rendered, and government contributions to social insurance schemes such as social security and pensions that provide benefits to employees."
  • Expense > % of GDP: Expense is cash payments for operating activities of the government in providing goods and services. It includes compensation of employees (such as wages and salaries), interest and subsidies, grants, social benefits, and other expenses such as rent and dividends."
  • Expense > Current LCU: Expense is cash payments for operating activities of the government in providing goods and services. It includes compensation of employees (such as wages and salaries), interest and subsidies, grants, social benefits, and other expenses such as rent and dividends."
  • Goods and services expense > % of expense: Goods and services include all government payments in exchange for goods and services used for the production of market and nonmarket goods and services. Own-account capital formation is excluded.
  • Goods and services expense > Current LCU: Goods and services include all government payments in exchange for goods and services used for the production of market and nonmarket goods and services. Own-account capital formation is excluded.
  • Interest payments > % of expense: Interest payments include interest payments on government debt--including long-term bonds, long-term loans, and other debt instruments--to domestic and foreign residents."
  • Interest payments > % of revenue: Interest payments include interest payments on government debt--including long-term bonds, long-term loans, and other debt instruments--to domestic and foreign residents."
  • Interest payments > Current LCU: Interest payments include interest payments on government debt--including long-term bonds, long-term loans, and other debt instruments--to domestic and foreign residents."
  • Other expense > % of expense: Other expense is spending on dividends, rent, and other miscellaneous expenses, including provision for consumption of fixed capital."
  • Other expense > Current LCU: Other expense is spending on dividends, rent, and other miscellaneous expenses, including provision for consumption of fixed capital."
  • Subsidies and other transfers > % of expense: 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."
  • Subsidies and other transfers > Current LCU: 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."
STAT Canada Germany HISTORY
Compensation of employees > % of expense 12.05%
Ranked 76th. 2 times more than Germany
5.52%
Ranked 87th.

Compensation of employees > Current LCU 34.19 billion
Ranked 45th.
39.56 billion
Ranked 43th. 16% more than Canada

Expense > % of GDP 17.74%
Ranked 70th.
28.74%
Ranked 46th. 62% more than Canada

Expense > Current LCU 283.79 billion
Ranked 42nd.
717.25 billion
Ranked 25th. 3 times more than Canada

Goods and services expense > % of expense 8.9%
Ranked 70th. 76% more than Germany
5.05%
Ranked 83th.

Goods and services expense > Current LCU 25.26 billion
Ranked 42nd.
36.2 billion
Ranked 38th. 43% more than Canada

Interest payments > % of expense 10.21%
Ranked 20th. 77% more than Germany
5.76%
Ranked 39th.

Interest payments > % of revenue 9.96%
Ranked 19th. 71% more than Germany
5.81%
Ranked 39th.

Interest payments > Current LCU 28.96 billion
Ranked 30th.
41.34 billion
Ranked 27th. 43% more than Canada

Other expense > % of expense 3.23%
Ranked 68th.
3.72%
Ranked 60th. 15% more than Canada

Other expense > Current LCU 9.17 billion
Ranked 44th.
26.66 billion
Ranked 31st. 3 times more than Canada

Subsidies and other transfers > % of expense 67.1%
Ranked 16th.
81.14%
Ranked 1st. 21% more than Canada

Subsidies and other transfers > Current LCU 190.41 billion
Ranked 34th.
581.96 billion
Ranked 16th. 3 times more than Canada

SOURCES: International Monetary Fund, Government Finance Statistics Yearbook and data files.; International Monetary Fund, Government Finance Statistics Yearbook and data files, and World Bank and OECD GDP estimates.

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