Government Spending in South Africa increased to 645563 ZAR Million in the first quarter of 2019 from 643445 ZAR Million in the fourth quarter of 2018. Government Spending in South Africa averaged 320796 ZAR Million from 1960 until 2019, reaching an all time high of 645563 ZAR Million in the first quarter of 2019 and a record low of 65991 ZAR Million in the first quarter of 1960.

Government Spending in South Africa is expected to be 643681.00 ZAR Million by the end of this quarter, according to Trading Economics global macro models and analysts expectations. Looking forward, we estimate Government Spending in South Africa to stand at 649236.00 in 12 months time. In the long-term, the South Africa Government Spending is projected to trend around 674809.00 ZAR Million in 2020, according to our econometric models.

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South Africa Government Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Government Debt to GDP 55.80 53.10 55.80 27.80 percent [+]
Government Budget -4.40 -4.40 1.00 -7.40 percent of GDP [+]
Government Budget Value 37586.00 -15882.00 70466.00 -90538.00 ZAR Million [+]
Government Spending 645563.00 643445.00 645563.00 65991.00 ZAR Million [+]
Government Revenues 147177.00 97483.00 160596.00 36.00 ZAR Million [+]
Government Debt 68588.00 66385.00 81061.00 11594.00 USD Million [+]
Fiscal Expenditure 109590.00 113366.00 167009.00 46.00 ZAR Million [+]
Credit Rating 48.59 [+]
Military Expenditure 3449.00 3639.00 5472.00 224.00 USD Million [+]


South Africa Government Spending

Government Spending refers to public expenditure on goods and services and is a major component of the GDP. Government spending policies like setting up budget targets, adjusting taxation, increasing public expenditure and public works are very effective tools in influencing economic growth. This page provides the latest reported value for - South Africa Government Spending - plus previous releases, historical high and low, short-term forecast and long-term prediction, economic calendar, survey consensus and news. South Africa Government Spending - actual data, historical chart and calendar of releases - was last updated on August of 2019.

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
645563.00 643445.00 645563.00 65991.00 1960 - 2019 ZAR Million Quarterly
Constant Prices, SA




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