Malaysia Education Spending 1992-2021

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.
  • Malaysia education spending for 2019 was 17.94%, a 1.8% decline from 2018.
  • Malaysia education spending for 2018 was 19.74%, a 1.94% decline from 2017.
  • Malaysia education spending for 2017 was 21.68%, a 0.74% increase from 2016.
  • Malaysia education spending for 2016 was 20.94%, a 1.12% increase from 2015.
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%
Jordan 10.04%
Dominica 9.43%
Malaysia Education Spending - Historical Data
Year Education Spending (% of GDP) Annual Change
2019 17.94% -1.80%
2018 19.74% -1.94%
2017 21.68% 0.74%
2016 20.94% 1.12%
2015 19.81% 0.01%
2014 19.80% 0.35%
2013 19.45% -0.40%
2012 19.85% -1.13%
2011 20.98% 2.57%
2010 18.41% -0.06%
2009 18.46% 4.43%
2008 14.04% -2.09%
2007 16.12% -0.62%
2006 16.75% -4.27%
2004 21.01% -3.53%
2003 24.54% -1.36%
2002 25.90% 1.56%
2001 24.35% 2.96%
2000 21.39% 0.20%
1999 21.19% 1.14%
1997 20.05% -2.72%
1996 22.77% 3.27%
1995 19.50% -0.42%
1994 19.92% 2.61%
1993 17.31% -1.79%
1992 19.11% -1.79%