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Government Expenditure (As % of GDP) in Kenya

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

Government expenditure as a share of GDP reached 25.4 % in 2019 in Kenya, according to the National Statistical Office. This is 0.723 % less than in the previous year.

Historically, government expenditure as a share of GDP in Kenya reached an all time high of 27.7 % in 2016 and an all time low of % in. When compared to Kenya's main peers, government expenditure as a share of GDP in Ethiopia amounted to 15.3 %, 16.4 % in Tanzania and 18.7 % in Uganda in 2019.

Kenya has been ranked 107th within the group of 172 countries we follow in terms of government expenditure as a share of GDP, 11 places above 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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