Healthcare expenditure as a share of gross domestic product in Sweden 1980-2018

The expenditure on health in Sweden as share of the gross domestic product has been on a higher level since 2011 than what it used to be the previous years. The share of gross domestic product spent on health fluctuated since 2011 and peaked in 2014 when it reached 11.2 percent, and then declined again and was 10.9 percent in 2016. The largest share of the expenses for health care in Sweden is for healing and rehabilitating services.

Fifth highest share among the other OECD countries

    In comparison with the other OECD member countries in 2017, Sweden had the fifth highest expenditure on health as a share of the county’s gross domestic product. The United States had the highest, reaching 17.2 percent of their gross domestic product, followed by Switzerland, France and Germany.   

Health expenditure per capita

    The per capita expenditure on health in Sweden increased annually during the period from 2013 to 2017. In 2017, the amount was estimated to be around 50.3 thousand Swedish kronor per capita.

Total expenditure on health as a percentage of gross domestic product (GDP) in Sweden from 1980 to 2018

Percentage of GDP
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Release date

June 2019



Survey time period

1980 to 2018

Supplementary notes

* break in series. ** 2018 is a provisional value

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