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Government Expenditure (As % of GDP) in Dem. Republic of the Congo

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

Government expenditure as a share of GDP reached 12.9 % in 2019 in Dem. Republic of the Congo, according to the National Statistical Office. This is 16.0 % more than in the previous year.

Historically, government expenditure as a share of GDP in Dem. Republic of the Congo reached an all time high of 18.5 % in 2014 and an all time low of % in. When compared to Dem. Republic of the Congo's main peers, government expenditure as a share of GDP in Angola amounted to 19.2 %, 16.9 % in Central African Republic, 21.4 % in Congo and 27.9 % in Zambia in 2019.

Dem. Republic of the Congo has been ranked 171st within the group of 172 countries we follow in terms of government expenditure as a share of GDP, 2 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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