General Government Final Consumption Expenditure (As % of GDP) rose to 8.69% in Puerto Rico in 2017

General Government Final Consumption Expenditure (As % of GDP) (%)
Economy | Puerto Rico | December 1, 2019
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General government final consumption expenditure as a share of GDP reached 8.69 % in 2017 in Puerto Rico, according to the National Statistical Office. This is 4.54 % more than in the previous year.

Historically, general government final consumption expenditure as a share of GDP in Puerto Rico reached an all time high of 19.7 % in 1975 and an all time low of 8.31 % in 2016. When compared to Puerto Rico's main peers, general government final consumption expenditure as a share of GDP in Dominican Republic amounted to 12.2 %, 3.58 % in Haiti, 13.4 % in Jamaica and 14.0 % in USA in 2017.

Puerto Rico has been ranked 147th within the group of 161 countries we follow in terms of general government final consumption expenditure as a share of GDP, 29 places behind the position seen 10 years ago.

General government final consumption expenditure includes all current government expenditure for purchases of goods and services (including compensation of employees).

General Government Final Consumption Expenditure (As % of GDP) Unit 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017
Canada % 21.2% 21.1% 20.8% 20.3% 20.9%
Cayman Islands % ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ...
China % 13.2% 13.4% 13.5% 13.3% 14.0%
Cuba % 35.4% 31.9% 32.4% 32.4% 32.2%
Dominican Republic % 9.32% 9.89% 10.4% 11.2% 12.0%
Haiti % 7.31% 3.48% 3.11% 3.38% 3.55%
Jamaica % 15.8% 16.3% 15.5% 14.5% 13.8%
Japan % 20.2% 20.3% 20.2% 20.2% 19.8%
Mexico % 11.8% 11.9% 12.2% 12.2% 12.3%
Puerto Rico % 10.5% 10.6% 10.3% 10.8% 8.80%
USA % 16.2% 15.5% 15.1% 14.6% 14.3%