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Government Expenditure (As % of GDP) in Tanzania

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

Government expenditure as a share of GDP reached 16.6 % in 2018 in Tanzania, according to the National Statistical Office. This is 0.199 % more than in the previous year.

Historically, government expenditure as a share of GDP in Tanzania reached an all time high of 20.0 % in 2010 and an all time low of % in. When compared to Tanzania's main peers, government expenditure as a share of GDP in Kenya amounted to 25.6 %, 32.6 % in Mozambique, 16.0 % in Uganda and 27.4 % in Zambia in 2018.

Tanzania has been ranked 157th within the group of 172 countries we follow in terms of government expenditure as a share of GDP, 16 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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