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Government consumption expenditure

Government expenditure in the world regions

Government expenditure in the world regions, bln. $
Area197019801990200020102015
Africa20.6126.691.093.1297.7344.9
Americas233.2605.81 240.71 903.33 702.73 821.0
Asia54.8339.1748.91 468.43 060.43 940.8
Europe219.6999.71 679.11 802.34 140.03 812.6
Oceania7.837.570.685.1267.0270.7
World536.02 108.83 830.35 352.211 467.812 189.9

Government expenditure in the world regions, % in the world government expenditure
Area197019801990200020102015
Africa3.86.02.41.72.62.8
Americas43.528.732.435.632.331.3
Asia10.216.119.627.426.732.3
Europe41.047.443.833.736.131.3
Oceania1.51.81.81.62.32.2
World100.0100.0100.0100.0100.0100.0

Government expenditure per capita in the world regions, $
Area197019801990200020102015
Africa56.4265.4144.3114.6285.5291.2
Americas449.5979.61 707.62 267.03 927.63 855.9
Asia26.4132.0233.8395.4734.0897.0
Europe312.11 332.02 329.72 475.75 615.95 149.8
Oceania397.61 645.02 641.92 764.67 390.76 935.1
World145.7475.4721.8873.71 655.31 659.0
Picture. Structure of government expenditure by the world regions, 2015, %

Government consumption expenditure per capita

Average rates of government expenditure per capita in the world, $
average197019801990200020102015
average of above-average462.41 521.93 047.04 353.26 279.45 750.7
average145.7475.4721.8873.71 655.31 659.0
average of below-average26.877.7141.7164.8401.5531.6
Picture. Government expenditure per capita in the world

Kushnir's square in government expenditure

Kushnir's square (government expenditure, 2015)size (share in the world government expenditure)Total
< 0.1%0.1-1%1-10%10+%
Small economiesAverages economiesRegional leadersGlobal leaders
quality (government expenditure per capita, times global average)3.5+High developed 60.5%
1-3.5Developed  13.9%
0.32-1Developing 19.7%
< 0.32Least developed  5.2%
Total3.1%17.5%44.9%33.9%100%

Government expenditure in top 5 countries

Government expenditure in top 5 countries, bln. $
Area197019801990200020102015
United States194.4454.9948.01 444.22 522.22 604.9
China10.142.053.7201.5782.01 521.6
Japan23.1158.4426.8823.61 111.0870.2
Germany34.7196.4334.8363.9653.4647.4
France25.1147.0267.2302.2630.7578.7
World536.02 108.83 830.35 352.211 467.812 189.9

Government expenditure in top 5 countries, % in the world government expenditure
Area197019801990200020102015
United States36.321.624.827.022.021.4
China1.92.01.43.86.812.5
Japan4.37.511.115.49.77.1
Germany6.59.38.76.85.75.3
France4.77.07.05.65.54.7
Others46.452.647.041.450.349.0
World100.0100.0100.0100.0100.0100.0

Government expenditure per capita in top 5 countries, $
Area197019801990200020102015
United States928.01 981.43 749.35 104.98 139.38 095.5
China12.543.046.4158.7583.11 105.8
Japan222.71 366.63 491.66 551.78 726.46 875.3
Germany442.92 512.24 239.84 444.08 123.28 022.9
France482.52 657.04 566.94 933.59 689.88 685.8
World145.7475.4721.8873.71 655.31 659.0
Picture. Structure of government expenditure by top 5 countries, 2015, %

Methodology of government expenditure

9.114 General government final consumption expenditure consists of expenditure, including expenditure whose value must be estimated indirectly, incurred by general government on both individual consumption goods and services and collective consumption services.

14.96 For general government consumption expenditure the starting classification is the classification of functions of government (COFOG). This classification is consistent with that proposed in the GFSM 2001 and shows a breakdown of government expenditure by standard functions associated with general public services, defence, law and order and so on. As with the classification for NPISHs, knowing the type of function gives a way to start to allocate the expenditure between intermediate consumption and other expenditure and to allocate intermediate consumption to specific product types.

Source: The System of National Accounts, 2008 (2008 SNA)

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