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South Africa -- Rise in Government Spending

Created on October 18, 2011

South Africa -- Rise in Government Spending

General Government Final Consumption Expenditures as a Percentage of GDP

21.0%

18.1%

21.0%

18.1%

After declining during the 1990s, government spending in South Africa has risen nearly 3 percentage points since 2000.

Sources: World Bank, South Africa data, at http://data.worldbank.org/country/south-africa (September 14, 2011), and OECD, Country statistical profiles: South Africa, at http://stats.oecd.org/index.aspx?queryid=23123 (September 14, 2011).

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