Government expenditure

percent of GDP, 1980–2017

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    1980 Ranking
    1. Equatorial Guinea 248.54
    2. Sweden 60.03
    3. Belgium 56.77
    4. Netherlands 52.73
    5. Denmark 52.35
    6. Saint Kitts and Nevis 47.38
    7. France 46.10
    8. Norway 44.29
    9. Finland 43.86
    10. Canada 41.10
    11. United Kingdom 39.11
    12. Botswana 34.14
    13. Iceland 33.86
    14. Japan 31.41
    15. Spain 31.16
    16. Madagascar 29.27
    17. Saint Vincent and Grenadines 25.99
    18. Taiwan 24.79
    19. Greece 24.18
    20. Paraguay 21.76
    21. Solomon Islands 20.02
    22. Swaziland 15.31
    23. Ethiopia 13.50
    24. Bangladesh 12.95
    25. Mozambique 12.15
    26. Ghana 11.62
    2017 Ranking
    1. Nauru 103.18
    2. Libya 90.36
    3. Marshall Islands 68.55
    4. Timor Leste 52.50
    5. Lesotho 46.29
    6. Germany 44.06
    7. Slovakia 41.03
    8. Argentina 40.52
    9. Estonia 40.25
    10. Israel 40.24
    11. Slovenia 39.61
    12. United Kingdom 38.72
    13. Cyprus 38.46
    14. Brazil 37.93
    15. Latvia 37.35
    16. United States 35.66
    17. Maldives 34.84
    18. Russia 34.74
    19. Trinidad and Tobago 34.40
    20. Swaziland 34.38
    21. Gambia 34.27
    22. Samoa 33.58
    23. Barbados 33.43
    24. Belize 33.31
    25. Uruguay 33.06
    26. Egypt 32.70
    27. New Zealand 32.49
    28. Malawi 32.37
    29. Macedonia (F.Y.R.O.M.) 31.68
    30. China 31.52
    31. Tajikistan 31.52
    32. Congo (Brazzaville) 30.29
    33. Morocco 29.68
    34. Georgia 29.61
    35. Lebanon 29.41
    36. Jamaica 29.25
    37. Colombia 28.72
    38. India 27.77
    39. Mauritius 27.28
    40. Kenya 27.16
    41. Mauritania 27.09
    42. Niger 26.44
    43. Mexico 25.89
    44. Rwanda 25.41
    45. Afghanistan 25.07
    46. Sierra Leone 24.30
    47. Bahamas 23.84
    48. Equatorial Guinea 22.70
    49. Grenada 22.64
    50. Ghana 22.50
    51. Burma (Myanmar) 21.72
    52. Thailand 21.71
    53. El Salvador 21.59
    54. Pakistan 21.34
    55. Peru 21.27
    56. South Korea 21.09
    57. Philippines 19.90
    58. Macau 19.40
    59. Sri Lanka 19.36
    60. Gabon 19.20
    61. Haiti 18.64
    62. Iran 17.98
    63. Hong Kong 17.53
    64. Singapore 17.37
    65. Chad 14.98
    66. Nigeria 11.73
    67. Sudan 9.92

    Total expense and the net acquisition of nonfinancial assets.

    Source: IMF World Economic Outlook Database