Data bank

Country 2012 2011 2010 2009 2008 2007 2006 2005 2004 2003 2002 2001 2000 1999 1998 1997 1996 1995 1994 1993 1992 1991 1990
Flag for AlgeriaAlgeria - - - - 20.27 - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Flag for ArgentinaArgentina - - - 13.95 14.02 13.54 13.97 13.51 13.06 12.02 13.75 13.53 13.72 13.29 13.05 12.82 12.59 12.31 12.03 11.75 11.47 11.19 10.91
Flag for AustraliaAustralia - - - - 13.46 14.28 14.33 14.64 14.58 14.52 14.46 14.40 14.35 14.14 13.94 13.73 13.53 12.92 13.25 14.18 13.47 14.76 12.17
Flag for AustriaAustria - - 11.22 11.35 11.21 11.06 11.01 10.93 10.22 10.81 11.23 11.21 10.99 12.36 11.69 11.03 10.37 10.60 9.54 8.49 7.43 7.33 7.32
Flag for BelgiumBelgium - - 12.47 12.21 12.92 12.44 12.35 11.37 12.07 11.80 12.24 12.17 10.93 9.69 8.45 7.20 5.96 5.84 10.40 9.97 - - -
Flag for BrazilBrazil - - 18.12 16.82 17.43 16.10 16.18 14.50 12.26 11.53 10.80 11.27 12.01 10.50 12.26 - - - - - - - -
Flag for BulgariaBulgaria - - 10.77 11.26 12.35 9.97 11.61 11.48 6.20 10.50 8.84 8.77 8.30 7.82 7.35 6.88 6.40 - - - - - -
Flag for CanadaCanada - - - - - 12.30 12.35 12.40 12.45 12.50 12.55 12.46 12.53 12.61 12.68 12.75 12.83 12.90 13.19 15.82 15.71 15.61 13.92
Flag for ChileChile - - 17.81 17.07 17.47 16.67 19.64 16.13 16.94 17.58 17.38 17.64 17.89 17.04 16.12 15.04 14.36 13.65 13.05 12.32 11.58 10.85 10.11
Flag for ChinaChina - - - - - - - - - - - - - 12.97 - - - - - 11.19 10.16 - -
Flag for ColombiaColombia - - - - 14.93 12.58 14.18 11.06 11.73 13.64 15.56 18.00 17.37 16.90 18.10 - - - - - - - -
Flag for Czech RepublicCzech Republic - - 9.67 9.76 9.52 9.87 10.51 9.46 9.68 9.53 9.33 9.23 9.49 9.70 10.66 11.63 12.60 13.56 13.84 11.79 - - -
Flag for DenmarkDenmark - - - 15.05 14.96 15.37 15.45 15.72 15.45 15.13 15.46 15.57 15.45 14.85 14.41 13.97 13.53 13.09 12.53 12.94 11.48 10.02 -
Flag for EgyptEgypt - - - - 11.93 12.60 11.95 16.02 15.53 16.22 16.03 15.85 15.67 15.48 15.30 15.12 14.93 13.79 13.86 11.02 9.65 - -
Flag for FinlandFinland - - 12.26 12.13 12.43 12.50 12.62 12.57 12.84 12.83 12.74 12.69 12.21 12.49 12.41 12.33 12.24 12.23 11.90 12.79 11.54 12.03 11.98
Flag for FranceFrance - - 10.38 10.38 10.55 10.69 10.59 10.58 10.92 11.03 10.58 10.84 11.01 11.45 11.27 11.09 10.92 11.11 10.83 10.44 - - -
Flag for GermanyGermany - - 10.69 10.51 10.37 10.29 9.71 9.70 9.69 9.68 9.68 9.67 9.66 9.65 9.64 9.63 9.62 8.36 9.38 9.48 - - -
Flag for GhanaGhana - - 24.38 24.15 22.48 24.40 27.56 26.00 24.71 - - - - - - - - 21.36 - - - - 24.32
Flag for GreeceGreece - - - - - - - 9.22 8.42 7.95 7.93 7.72 7.26 6.98 - - - - - - - - -
Flag for Hong Kong-ChinaHong Kong-China 18.65 20.15 20.15 24.01 22.92 22.89 23.28 22.48 23.15 23.15 22.12 22.37 - - - - - - - - 18.10 16.97 15.84
Flag for HungaryHungary - - 9.82 9.96 10.36 10.45 10.43 10.91 11.10 11.92 10.24 10.51 10.37 12.84 - - - - 6.59 7.04 7.39 7.85 7.56
Flag for IndiaIndia - 11.02 10.50 9.98 10.11 10.23 10.36 10.48 10.61 10.74 11.40 12.06 12.71 12.72 12.55 - - - - - - - -
Flag for IndonesiaIndonesia - 15.18 17.14 21.08 14.57 15.87 15.37 14.87 14.17 15.98 14.28 11.45 10.17 8.88 7.59 6.30 6.28 5.50 5.28 - - - -
Flag for IrelandIreland - - 9.72 13.29 13.32 13.52 13.91 14.08 14.02 13.20 12.80 12.84 13.65 13.23 13.30 13.36 13.43 13.50 13.28 13.09 10.93 9.68 10.18
Flag for IsraelIsrael - - - 13.64 13.35 13.04 13.27 13.41 13.55 13.69 13.73 13.76 13.83 13.92 14.07 - - - - 12.27 11.26 10.91 10.86
Flag for ItalyItaly - - - 9.05 9.38 8.96 9.71 9.20 9.59 9.82 9.75 10.12 9.69 9.64 9.46 9.28 9.10 8.92 8.69 8.96 - - -
Flag for JapanJapan - - - - 9.41 9.41 9.51 9.48 9.80 9.67 10.59 10.54 10.49 9.27 9.43 9.59 9.75 9.91 10.78 10.43 - - -
Flag for MexicoMexico - - - - - 21.59 22.93 24.27 25.61 23.82 24.07 24.32 23.62 22.57 22.68 22.78 22.89 23.00 26.03 19.36 12.70 10.15 8.23
Flag for NetherlandsNetherlands - - 11.65 11.53 11.86 11.69 11.98 12.24 11.84 11.51 11.20 11.15 11.23 11.14 10.68 10.22 9.76 8.72 9.40 9.21 11.72 14.23 14.60
Flag for New ZealandNew Zealand - - - - 16.08 17.86 19.67 15.49 18.20 20.92 16.23 16.10 16.23 16.37 16.51 16.65 16.78 16.92 17.06 - - - -
Flag for NigeriaNigeria - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 14.84 - - - - -
Flag for NorwayNorway - - 15.23 15.67 16.09 16.47 16.19 16.67 16.43 15.65 16.10 15.76 15.56 15.55 16.16 16.77 15.77 16.23 15.74 15.04 12.87 13.42 13.53
Flag for PolandPoland - - 11.41 11.45 11.77 11.65 11.98 12.58 12.68 11.98 12.24 12.46 12.69 11.45 15.91 20.37 24.84 16.38 14.28 12.18 12.05 12.28 -
Flag for PortugalPortugal - - 10.96 11.60 10.91 11.56 11.34 11.33 11.46 12.23 12.51 12.62 12.58 12.77 - - - 11.71 12.07 - - - -
Flag for QatarQatar - - - - 7.11 - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Flag for RomaniaRomania - - - 10.31 11.05 11.79 11.09 10.39 9.78 10.32 10.04 9.05 7.46 8.10 8.74 9.39 10.03 - - - - - -
Flag for RussiaRussia - - - - 11.94 12.19 12.44 12.69 12.94 12.25 10.66 11.48 10.65 - - - - - - - - - -
Flag for Saudi ArabiaSaudi Arabia - - - - 19.26 20.20 21.14 19.29 21.36 28.47 26.88 24.79 22.70 25.99 21.50 17.00 17.69 18.01 16.04 17.02 17.81 17.80 -
Flag for SingaporeSingapore 22.70 21.36 20.29 21.20 22.64 22.24 21.85 21.46 21.80 24.30 22.85 21.02 19.37 - - - - - - - - - -
Flag for SlovakiaSlovakia - - 10.56 9.85 10.31 10.53 10.36 10.13 11.13 10.71 9.56 8.98 7.53 13.85 14.23 14.60 - - - - - - -
Flag for South AfricaSouth Africa - - 19.20 16.86 16.20 17.10 17.65 17.85 18.06 18.49 18.50 23.45 18.11 22.20 21.46 20.72 19.98 21.05 22.13 21.54 - - -
Flag for South KoreaSouth Korea - - - - 15.77 14.76 15.21 15.33 16.48 14.98 15.48 14.72 13.92 13.12 12.64 14.25 15.87 17.48 17.40 15.83 14.67 25.35 22.20
Flag for SpainSpain - - 10.86 10.84 11.24 11.09 11.12 11.00 10.93 11.14 10.93 10.96 10.95 11.33 11.23 11.14 11.04 10.62 10.49 11.63 8.59 8.59 8.59
Flag for SwedenSweden - - 13.37 13.24 13.07 12.74 12.66 12.63 12.93 12.82 13.10 12.83 12.97 13.55 13.09 12.62 12.16 10.98 10.45 9.92 10.80 11.46 11.00
Flag for SwitzerlandSwitzerland - - 15.94 16.24 16.67 16.09 16.32 16.19 16.45 16.48 15.90 15.58 14.83 15.41 15.40 15.39 15.38 15.35 15.18 16.11 17.16 18.20 18.72
Flag for ThailandThailand - 29.47 22.31 20.33 20.52 20.88 25.02 23.99 23.66 23.54 21.80 28.30 30.97 28.06 25.12 22.19 19.25 18.55 20.10 19.41 18.73 19.98 -
Flag for TurkeyTurkey - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 14.74 - - - -
Flag for UkraineUkraine - 19.22 20.47 21.72 19.71 19.61 19.27 18.87 17.87 19.76 20.28 17.21 14.72 13.55 14.63 14.85 - - - - - - -
Flag for United KingdomUnited Kingdom - - 12.01 11.26 11.05 11.75 11.91 11.78 11.53 11.94 12.00 11.03 11.01 11.40 11.48 11.55 11.62 11.38 11.44 - - - -
Flag for United StatesUnited States - - - 13.07 13.81 14.13 14.71 13.72 14.40 15.25 15.17 17.15 16.69 16.22 15.76 15.30 14.84 14.38 13.98 13.44 12.89 12.34 12.28
Flag for YemenYemen - - - - 16.00 - - - - - - - 32.78 - - - - - - - - - -

Indicator

Public expenditure on education as % of total government expenditure

Definition

Total public expenditure on education (current and capital) expressed as a % of total government expenditure in a given financial year

Main source: UNESCO Institute for Statistics (UIS)

About the data bank

Data and data sources are shown for 50 countries (and one region—Hong Kong) going back to 1990 when possible.

The aim of the data bank is to include only internationally comparable data. Wherever possible, OECD data or data from international organisations is used to ensure comparability. For the vast majority of indicators, the EIU refrained from using national data sources, and when possible, used inter- and extrapolations in order to fill missing data points.

The data within this data bank was last collected/calculated in December 2013.