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Sub-Saharan Africa Compared by Economy > GDP > Composition, by end use > Government consumption

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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CONTENTS

# COUNTRY AMOUNT DATE GRAPH
1 Lesotho 38.1% 2013
2 Zimbabwe 29.4% 2013
3 Eritrea 26.8% 2013
4 Zambia 26.7% 2013
5 Niger 25.5% 2013
6 Namibia 25.3% 2013
7 Burundi 24.9% 2013
8 Djibouti 24.7% 2013
9 South Africa 22.4% 2013
10 Mauritania 21.8% 2013
11 Malawi 21% 2013
12 Angola 20.3% 2013
13 Swaziland 20% 2013
14 Botswana 19.2% 2013
15 Cape Verde 18.4% 2013
16 Burkina Faso 17.9% 2013
17 Comoros 17.4% 2013
18 Kenya 17.2% 2013
19 South Sudan 17.1% 2013
20 Tanzania 16.8% 2013
21 Cameroon 16.3% 2013
22 Liberia 15.2% 2013
23 Seychelles 14.7% 2013
24 Mozambique 13.7% 2013
25 Ghana 13.6% 2013
26 Mauritius 13.4% 2013
27 Mali 12.6% 2013
28 Democratic Republic of the Congo 12.5% 2013
29 Sao Tome and Principe 12.4% 2013
30 Guinea 12% 2013
31 Chad 11.9% 2013
32 Nigeria 11.8% 2013
=33 Guinea-Bissau 11.6% 2013
=33 Benin 11.6% 2013
35 Madagascar 11.5% 2013
36 Sudan 11.4% 2013
37 The Gambia 10.9% 2013
=38 Togo 9.8% 2013
=38 Gabon 9.8% 2013
40 Sierra Leone 9.5% 2013
41 Senegal 9% 2013
42 Cote d'Ivoire 8.9% 2013
43 Central African Republic 8.4% 2013
=44 Rwanda 8.2% 2013
=44 Ethiopia 8.2% 2013
46 Uganda 7.8% 2013
47 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/group-stats/Sub--Saharan-Africa/Economy/GDP/Composition,-by-end-use/Government-consumption

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