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Government Expenditure (As % of GDP) in Burundi

Source: World Bank, National Statistical Office, IMF estimates (Oct 2020)
Last Updated: Feb 8, 2021

Government expenditure as a share of GDP reached 22.1 % in 2015 in Burundi, according to the National Statistical Office. This is 18.6 % less than in the previous year.

Historically, government expenditure as a share of GDP in Burundi reached an all time high of 42.2 % in 2011 and an all time low of % in. When compared to Burundi's main peers, government expenditure as a share of GDP in Rwanda amounted to 26.5 %, 17.2 % in Tanzania, 15.3 % in Uganda and 17.2 % in Dem. Republic of the Congo in 2015.

Burundi has been ranked 128th within the group of 172 countries we follow in terms of government expenditure as a share of GDP, 71 places behind the position seen 10 years ago.

Government expenditure (or spending) includes all government consumption and investment but excludes transfer payments made by a state.

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