European Union Education Spending 1993-2021

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.
  • European Union education spending for 2017 was 11.44%, a 0.58% decline from 2016.
  • European Union education spending for 2016 was 12.03%, a 0.17% increase from 2015.
  • European Union education spending for 2015 was 11.86%, a 0.28% increase from 2014.
  • European Union education spending for 2014 was 11.58%, a 0.14% increase from 2013.
Data Source: World Bank

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Similar Country Ranking
Country Name Education Spending (% of GDP)
Sub-Saharan Africa 17.12%
Latin America & Caribbean 17.04%
South Asia 15.10%
World 14.34%
OECD members 12.11%
Euro Area 11.85%
European Union 11.44%
European Union Education Spending - Historical Data
Year Education Spending (% of GDP) Annual Change
2017 11.44% -0.58%
2016 12.03% 0.17%
2015 11.86% 0.28%
2014 11.58% 0.14%
2013 11.44% 0.31%
2012 11.13% 0.03%
2011 11.10% 0.04%
2010 11.06% -0.55%
2009 11.62% -0.26%
2008 11.88% 0.36%
2007 11.51% -0.63%
2006 12.15% 0.07%
2005 12.07% 0.63%
2004 11.44% -0.20%
2003 11.64% 0.41%
2002 11.23% -0.26%
2001 11.49% 0.41%
2000 11.08% -0.24%
1999 11.33% 0.58%
1998 10.75% -0.05%
1996 10.80% 0.16%
1995 10.63% 0.21%
1993 10.43% 0.21%