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Government Expenditure (As % of GDP) rose 16.7% to 32.7% in Afghanistan in 2020

Government Expenditure (As % of GDP) (%), 2020
Economy | Afghanistan | February 1, 2021
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Government expenditure as a share of GDP rose 16.7% to 32.7% in Afghanistan in 2020, according to the National Statistical Office.

Historically, government expenditure as a share of GDP in Afghanistan reached an all time high of 32.7% in 2020 and an all time low of 6.94% in 2002. When compared to Afghanistan's main peers, government expenditure as a share of GDP in Iran amounted to 18.9%, 23.1% in Pakistan, 30.3% in Tajikistan and 13.8% in Turkmenistan in 2020.

Afghanistan has been ranked 85th within the group of 171 countries we follow in terms of government expenditure as a share of GDP, 43 places above the position seen 10 years ago.

Government Expenditure (As % of GDP) Unit 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 2021 2022 2023 2024 2025
Afghanistan % 28.0% 32.7% 28.0% 28.1% 29.0%
China % 34.0% 36.3% 36.8% 35.9% 35.0%
India % 27.5% 31.2% 30.0% 29.6% 29.3%
Iran % 17.0% 18.9% 18.5% 19.3% 19.9%
Iraq % 35.6% 48.3% 44.6% 41.3% 40.1%
Kazakhstan % 20.2% 23.1% 22.0% 20.5% 20.0%
Kyrgyzstan % 34.2% 39.0% 36.9% 34.8% 35.1%
Pakistan % 22.0% 23.1% 22.8% 22.2% 21.7%
Tajikistan % 29.5% 30.3% 30.0% 30.0% 30.2%
Turkmenistan % 13.6% 13.8% 13.2% 12.9% 12.1%
Uzbekistan % 28.2% 28.9% 27.3% 26.4% 25.8%