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Government Expenditure (As % of GDP) in Congo

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

Government expenditure as a share of GDP reached 19.6 % in 2018 in Congo, according to the National Statistical Office. This is 30.7 % less than in the previous year.

Historically, government expenditure as a share of GDP in Congo reached an all time high of 48.6 % in 2014 and an all time low of % in. When compared to Congo's main peers, government expenditure as a share of GDP in Cameroon amounted to 18.5 %, 17.6 % in Central African Republic, 17.1 % in Gabon and 11.1 % in Dem. Republic of the Congo in 2018.

Congo has been ranked 139th within the group of 172 countries we follow in terms of government expenditure as a share of GDP, 40 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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