China Education Spending 1983-2022

General government expenditure on education (current, capital, and transfers) is expressed as a percentage of total general government expenditure on all sectors (including health, education, social services, etc.). It includes expenditure funded by transfers from international sources to government. General government usually refers to local, regional and central governments.
  • China education spending for 2019 was 14.57%, a 1.94% increase from 1999.
  • China education spending for 1999 was 12.63%, a 1.92% decline from 1998.
  • China education spending for 1998 was 14.55%, a 4.95% decline from 1996.
  • China education spending for 1996 was 19.51%, a 0.79% increase from 1995.
Data Source: World Bank

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Similar Country Ranking
Country Name Education Spending (% of GDP)
Guatemala 24.21%
Turkmenistan 22.84%
South Africa 19.45%
Mauritius 18.68%
Malaysia 17.94%
Peru 17.49%
Jamaica 17.31%
Marshall Islands 15.04%
China 14.57%
Jordan 10.04%
Dominica 9.43%
China Education Spending - Historical Data
Year Education Spending (% of GDP) Annual Change
2019 14.57% 1.94%
1999 12.63% -1.92%
1998 14.55% -4.95%
1996 19.51% 0.79%
1995 18.72% -1.35%
1994 20.06% 5.29%
1993 14.77% 2.48%
1992 12.29% 1.55%
1988 10.74% 1.28%
1987 9.46% -0.98%
1986 10.44% -0.25%
1985 10.69% 0.93%
1984 9.76% 0.20%
1983 9.56% 0.20%