Estadísticas alimentarias y agrícolas

Government expenditures in agriculture 2001–2022. Global and regional trends

Since 2012, FAO collects Government Expenditure on Agriculture (GEA) data through a questionnaire sent annually in May to more than 190 countries. Government expenditure refers to expenditure by the highest level of government for which data are available.

Government expenditures reflect countries’ priorities in terms of programmes and sectors and can be used as a direct response to cushion the impacts of economic and social challenges such as the COVID 19 pandemic, natural disasters or increasing inflation. 

The last data update refers to the period 2001-2022.

In 2022, the global government expenditures reached USD 36 trillion in nominal value, representing 36.7 percent of the global gross domestic product (GDP). When measured in USD 2015 prices, total government expenditures showed an increasing trend in real value, rising from USD 17 trillion in 2001 to USD 32.5 trillion in 2022. Throughout this period, government expenditures accounted for 35–42 percent of the global GDP.


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