European Union and euro area: public spending as a share of GDP from 2012 to 2022

Public spending of the European Union and the euro area as share of GDP 2022 This statistic shows the share of the public spending of the European Union and the euro area in the GDP from 2012 to 2016, with projections up until 2022. In 2016, the share of the public spending of the European Union amounted to approximately 45.85 percent.
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EUEuro area
201248.39%49.67%
201347.98%49.73%
201447.5%49.23%
201546.45%48.29%
201645.85%47.63%
2017*45.49%47.14%
2018*45.23%46.78%
2019*44.98%46.47%
2020*44.53%45.95%
2021*44.27%45.71%
2022*44.05%45.48%
EUEuro area
201248.39%49.67%
201347.98%49.73%
201447.5%49.23%
201546.45%48.29%
201645.85%47.63%
2017*45.49%47.14%
2018*45.23%46.78%
2019*44.98%46.47%
2020*44.53%45.95%
2021*44.27%45.71%
2022*44.05%45.48%
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This statistic shows the share of the public spending of the European Union and the euro area in the GDP from 2012 to 2016, with projections up until 2022. In 2016, the share of the public spending of the European Union amounted to approximately 45.85 percent.
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Release date
April 2018
Region
EU
Survey time period
2012 to 2016
Supplementary notes
*Estimate.

The figures refer to all current member states of the European Union, i.e. including those which were not members of the EU before.

Figures have been rounded.

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