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Government Expenditure (As % of GDP) in Uganda

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

Government expenditure as a share of GDP reached 18.7 % in 2019 in Uganda, according to the National Statistical Office. This is 17.1 % more than in the previous year.

Historically, government expenditure as a share of GDP in Uganda reached an all time high of 18.7 % in 2019 and an all time low of % in. When compared to Uganda's main peers, government expenditure as a share of GDP in Kenya amounted to 25.4 %, 28.8 % in Rwanda, 38.6 % in South Sudan and 12.9 % in Dem. Republic of the Congo in 2019.

Uganda has been ranked 147th within the group of 172 countries we follow in terms of government expenditure as a share of GDP, 24 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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