Human Development Data for the Arab States

General government final consumption expenditure (% of GDP)

General government final consumption expenditure (formerly general government consumption) includes all government current expenditures for purchases of goods and services (including compensation of employees). It also includes most expenditures on national defense and security, but excludes government military expenditures that are part of government capital formation.

Source: World Bank national accounts data, and OECD National Accounts data files.


Country/Region 1980 1990 2000 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
Algeria 15.2 16.1 13.6 11.5 11.2 11.3 12.9 13.9 ..
Bahrain 13 24.2 17.6 15.7 14.2 14.1 13.5 .. ..
Comoros 30.9 24.5 11.7 13.5 14.2 14.3 15.3 15.3 ..
Djibouti .. 31.5 29.7 27.1 28 25.1 .. .. ..
Egypt 15.7 11.3 11.2 12.7 12.3 11.3 10.9 11.4 11.2
Jordan 28.8 24.9 23.7 19.5 21.2 23.3 23.6 23.5 21.4
Kuwait 11.2 38.7 21.5 15.7 13.9 14 13.3 20.5 ..
Lebanon .. 24.6 17.3 15.1 15.1 14.6 14.7 14 12.1
Libya .. 24.4 20.8 11.8 10.7 11.6 9.3 .. ..
Mauritania 45.3 25.9 25.8 22.7 17.5 21.6 18.8 20.5 17.8
Morocco 18.3 15.5 18.4 19.4 18.5 18.2 17.1 18.2 17.5
Occupied Palestinian Territory .. .. 27 32.6 .. .. .. .. ..
Oman 25 22.3 20.7 20.9 18.8 18.9 14.2 19.9 ..
Qatar .. .. 19.7 24.2 21.3 21.6 18.6 24.7 ..
Saudi Arabia 15.9 29.2 26 22.2 23.3 22.3 19.3 24.9 22.5
Somalia 15.6 .. .. .. .. .. .. .. ..
Sudan 16 5.8 7.6 18.2 17.3 15.5 15.8 13.9 15.2
Syrian Arab Republic 23.2 14.3 12.4 13.7 11.4 12.3 11.2 12 10.1
Tunisia 14.5 16.4 16.7 16.9 16.7 16.5 16.1 16.2 16.3
United Arab Emirates .. .. .. 6.9 6.3 5.9 5.8 9 8.3
Yemen .. 17.5 14.1 .. .. .. .. .. ..
Arab States 16.4 22.1 19.2 16.4 15.9 15.5 14.2 17.6 ..
East Asia & Pacific (developing only) 14.1 13.1 14 13 12.9 12.5 12.4 12.8 12.6
Europe & Central Asia (developing only) .. 16.7 14.2 14.9 15.3 15.5 15.8 17.9 17
Latin America & Caribbean (developing only) 10.5 11.8 14.7 14.4 14.4 14.6 14.8 16.1 15.5
Least Developed Countries: UN classification .. 11.1 9.7 10.6 10.5 10.1 9.9 9.8 9.6
OECD Members 17.4 17.3 16.7 17.9 17.8 17.8 18.4 19.6 19.5
South Asia 9.6 11.3 11.4 10.2 10.1 9.9 10.8 11.1 10.7
Sub-Saharan Africa (developing only) 15.1 17.5 15.6 16.7 16.4 16 16.3 17.6 16.9
World 16.7 16.8 16.4 17.2 17.1 17.1 17.6 18.8 18.6


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