General government final consumption expenditure reached 73,034 USD bil in 2017 in South Africa, according to the National Statistical Office. This is 18.7 % more than in the previous year.
Historically, general government final consumption expenditure in South Africa reached an all time high of 82,710 USD bil in 2011 and an all time low of 706 USD bil in 1960. When compared to South Africa's main peers, general government final consumption expenditure in Botswana amounted to 3,205 USD bil, 3,247 USD bil in Namibia and 1,085 USD bil in Swaziland in 2017.
South Africa has been ranked 32nd within the group of 160 countries we follow in terms of general government final consumption expenditure, 4 places behind the position seen 10 years ago.
Government final consumption expenditure consists of expenditure, including imputed expenditure, incurred by general government on both individual consumer goods and services and collective consumption services.
|General Government Final Consumption Expenditure (USD)||Unit||2009||2010||2011||2012||2013||2014||2015||2016||2017|
|South Africa||USD bil||82,710||80,296||75,437||72,917||64,969|