Government expenditure as a share of GDP reached 38.6 % in 2019 in South Sudan, according to the National Statistical Office. This is 18.8 % more than in the previous year.
Historically, government expenditure as a share of GDP in South Sudan reached an all time high of 44.6 % in 2016 and an all time low of % in. When compared to South Sudan's main peers, government expenditure as a share of GDP in Central African Republic amounted to 16.9 %, 15.3 % in Ethiopia, 18.8 % in Sudan and 18.7 % in Uganda in 2019.
South Sudan has been ranked 37th within the group of 172 countries we follow in terms of government expenditure as a share of GDP.
Government expenditure (or spending) includes all government consumption and investment but excludes transfer payments made by a state.