Government expenditure as a share of GDP reached 13.7 % in 2018 in Turkmenistan, according to the National Statistical Office. This is 22.7 % less than in the previous year.
Historically, government expenditure as a share of GDP in Turkmenistan reached an all time high of 25.0 % in 1997 and an all time low of 10.9 % in 2008. When compared to Turkmenistan's main peers, government expenditure as a share of GDP in Afghanistan amounted to 28.9 %, 18.1 % in Iran, 18.8 % in Kazakhstan and 26.0 % in Uzbekistan in 2018.
Turkmenistan has been ranked 168th within the group of 172 countries we follow in terms of government expenditure as a share of GDP, 1 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.