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Government consumption expenditure in Africa

Government expenditure of Africa, 1970-2015

During 1970-2015 government expenditure of Africa in current prices grew by 324.3 billion US dollars (in 16.8 times) to 344.9 billion US dollars; change occurred by 46.2 billion US dollars by increasing of people by 819.3 million, as well as by 278.1 billion US dollars by increasing of government expenditure per capita by 234.8 US dollars. The average annual growth of government expenditure of Africa was 7.2 billion US dollars or 6.5%. The average annual growth of government expenditure of Africa in constant prices was 3.7%. Share in the world dropped by 1.0%. Minimal government expenditure was in 1970 (20.6 billion US dollars). Maximal government expenditure was in 2013 (402.6 billion US dollars).

During 1970-2015 government expenditure per capita in Africa increased by 234.8 US dollars (in 5.2 times) to 291.2 US dollars. The average annual growth of government expenditure per capita in current prices was 5.2 US dollars or 3.7%.

Government expenditure of Africa, 1970

Government expenditure of Africa in 1970 was 20.6 billion US dollars. Share of Africa in the world government expenditure was 3.8%.

Government expenditure per capita in Africa in 1970 was equal to 56.4 US dollars. Government expenditure per capita in Africa was less than government expenditure per capita in the World (145.7 US dollars) by 89.3 US dollars.

Government expenditure of Africa in 1970 consisted of government expenditure of Nigeria (34.3%), government expenditure of South Africa (11.5%), government expenditure of Egypt (9.8%), government expenditure of D.R. of the Congo (6.6%), government expenditure of Angola (5.3%), and others (32.5%).

Government expenditure of Africa, 2015

Government expenditure of Africa in 2015 was 344.9 billion US dollars. Share of Africa in the world government expenditure was 2.8%.

Government expenditure per capita in Africa in 2015 was worth 291.2 US dollars. Government expenditure per capita in Africa was less than government expenditure per capita in the World (1 659.0 US dollars) by 1 367.8 US dollars.

Government expenditure of Africa in 2015 consisted of government expenditure of South Africa (18.8%), government expenditure of Egypt (10.8%), government expenditure of Algeria (9.9%), government expenditure of Nigeria (9.6%), government expenditure of Angola (8%), and others (42.9%).

Size of government expenditure in Africa

Government consumption expenditure in Africa, bln. US dollars
Prices197019801990200020102015
current prices20.6126.691.093.1297.7344.9
constant prices197020.633.344.351.493.8107.5
200545.373.397.5113.0206.4236.5
Picture. Africa: government expenditure Picture. Government expenditure: share of Africa in the world

Growth of government expenditure in Africa

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government expenditure per capita in Africa

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Rating of government expenditure in Africa

Rating of government expenditure in Africa, 2015
#Areabln. US dollars%
Africa344.9100
subregions
1Northern Africa130.137.7
2Southern Africa72.020.9
3Western Africa58.216.9
4Eastern Africa43.412.6
5Middle Africa41.211.9
countries
1 South Africa65.018.8
2 Egypt37.410.8
3 Algeria34.29.9
4 Nigeria33.19.6
5 Angola27.78.0
6 Libya23.86.9
7 Morocco19.95.8
8 Kenya9.22.7
9 Tunisia8.52.5
10 Ghana7.12.0
11 Sudan6.31.8
12 Tanzania6.31.8
13 Ethiopia5.41.6
14 D.R. of the Congo5.01.5
15 Côte d'Ivoire4.41.3
16 Mozambique3.91.1
17 Zimbabwe3.51.0
18 Cameroon3.40.97
19 Zambia3.30.95
20 Namibia3.10.90
21 South Sudan2.60.77
22 Botswana2.50.73
23 Burkina Faso2.50.71
24 Uganda2.30.68
25 Senegal2.20.64
26 Mali2.10.62
27 Gabon2.10.60
28 Mauritius1.70.48
29 Benin1.30.37
30 Guinea1.30.37
31 Niger1.20.35
32 Mauritania1.20.33
33 Chad1.10.33
34 Rwanda1.00.29
35 Eritrea0.920.27
36 Congo0.890.26
37 Malawi0.870.25
38 Equatorial Guinea0.790.23
39 Madagascar0.750.22
40 Lesotho0.720.21
41 Togo0.670.19
42 Swaziland0.670.19
43 Burundi0.530.15
44 Sierra Leone0.500.14
45 Djibouti0.400.11
46 Seychelles0.380.11
47 Liberia0.340.099
48 Cabo Verde0.290.085
49 Central African Republic0.190.054
50 Comoros0.150.044
51 Somalia0.120.034
52 Guinea-Bissau0.110.031
53 Gambia0.0950.028
54 Sao Tome and Principe0.0480.014
Picture. Africa: structure of government expenditure by subregions, 2015, % Picture. Africa: structure of government expenditure by leaders, 2015, %

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