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Government Expenditure (As % of GDP) rose 4.18% to 19.5% in Uganda in 2020

Government Expenditure (As % of GDP) (%), 2020
Economy | Uganda | February 1, 2021
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Government expenditure as a share of GDP rose 4.18% to 19.5% in Uganda in 2020, according to the National Statistical Office.

Historically, government expenditure as a share of GDP in Uganda reached an all time high of 19.5% in 2020 and an all time low of 11.8% in 2009. When compared to Uganda's main peers, government expenditure as a share of GDP in Kenya amounted to 25.1%, 27.8% in Rwanda, 34.1% in South Sudan and 12.5% in Dem. Republic of the Congo in 2020.

Uganda has been ranked 152nd within the group of 171 countries we follow in terms of government expenditure as a share of GDP, 6 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
Angola % 19.2% 20.7% 19.8% 19.3% 18.5%
Burundi % 30.0% 31.4% 30.8% 27.6% 27.2%
Central African Republic % 16.9% 22.0% 18.6% 18.6% 18.6%
Congo % 21.4% 24.2% 21.9% 21.0% 20.5%
Dem. Republic of the Congo % 12.9% 12.5% 14.2% 14.8% 15.5%
Ethiopia % 15.3% 15.0% 15.0% 15.9% 16.7%
Kenya % 25.4% 25.1% 25.0% 24.4% 24.1%
Rwanda % 28.8% 27.8% 27.7% 24.8% 24.1%
Somalia % ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ...
South Sudan % ... ... ... ... ... ... 38.6% 34.1% 31.8% 29.5% 30.7%
Sudan % 18.8% 13.7% 17.1% 15.5% 16.3%
Tanzania % 16.4% 17.0% 17.8% 17.9% 17.9%
Uganda % 18.7% 19.5% 20.7% 21.4% 21.4%
Zambia % 27.9% 24.0% 23.9% 23.3% 22.5%