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Government Expenditure (As % of GDP) in Zambia

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

Government expenditure as a share of GDP reached 27.9 % in 2019 in Zambia, according to the National Statistical Office. This is 1.88 % more than in the previous year.

Historically, government expenditure as a share of GDP in Zambia reached an all time high of 28.3 % in 2015 and an all time low of % in. When compared to Zambia's main peers, government expenditure as a share of GDP in Angola amounted to 19.2 %, 16.4 % in Tanzania, 16.3 % in Zimbabwe and 12.9 % in Dem. Republic of the Congo in 2019.

Zambia has been ranked 100th within the group of 172 countries we follow in terms of government expenditure as a share of GDP, 44 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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