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Government Expenditure (As % of GDP) rose 42.7% to 50.6% in Seychelles in 2020

Government Expenditure (As % of GDP) (%), 2020
Economy | Seychelles | February 1, 2021
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Government expenditure as a share of GDP rose 42.7% to 50.6% in Seychelles in 2020, according to the National Statistical Office.

Historically, government expenditure as a share of GDP in Seychelles reached an all time high of 63.6% in 1994 and an all time low of 27.0% in 2008. When compared to Seychelles's main peers, government expenditure as a share of GDP in Comoros amounted to 23.0%, 18.0% in Madagascar, 38.7% in Maldives and 32.2% in Mauritius in 2020.

Seychelles has been ranked 22nd within the group of 171 countries we follow in terms of government expenditure as a share of GDP, 38 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
Comoros % 18.3% 23.0% 22.2% 20.2% 20.1%
India % 27.5% 31.2% 30.0% 29.6% 29.3%
Indonesia % 16.4% 18.1% 17.4% 16.3% 15.7%
Kenya % 25.4% 25.1% 25.0% 24.4% 24.1%
Madagascar % 15.3% 18.0% 16.8% 17.2% 17.1%
Maldives % 33.6% 38.7% 35.7% 33.0% 30.1%
Mauritius % 32.0% 32.2% 28.7% 27.5% 29.0%
Mozambique % 30.0% 31.7% 31.7% 30.6% 29.2%
Seychelles % 35.5% 50.6% 43.8% 39.6% 36.8%
Singapore % 14.3% 28.5% 16.2% 14.9% 14.9%
South Africa % 35.3% 41.1% 38.0% 36.2% 34.6%
Sri Lanka % 20.8% 18.9% 18.8% 19.2% 19.5%
Swaziland % 33.8% 35.9% 32.8% 31.0% 28.9%
Tanzania % 16.4% 17.0% 17.8% 17.9% 17.9%