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Arab nations' public spend surges to $958bn in 2022

ABU DHABI, 20 days ago

The total public expenditure of Arab countries stood at $957.5 billion in 2022, up 9.8% over the previous year's figure of $878.9 billion, said a report, adding that the GDP of Arab countries at constant prices grew 6%.
 
The total public expenditure of Arab countries combined jumped by 9.8% to $957.5 billion in 2022, compared to $878.9 billion in 2021, according to The Arab Monetary Fund (AMF).
 
AMF, in its Joint Arab Economic Report, explained that current expenditure in Arab countries increased by about 9.9% to reach $824.6 billion in 2022, compared to $750.7 billion in 2021, while the capital expenditures (CapEx) increased by about 3.6% to $132.5 billion.
 
The report indicated that the combined public budgets of Arab countries recorded a surplus of about $119.6 billion in 2022, compared to a deficit of $62.5 billion in 2021.
 
The report pointed out that the GDP of Arab countries at constant prices increased by about 6% in 2022, after reaching 3.6% in 2021, while it grew by 24.6% in 2022 at current prices compared to 2021.
 
According to the AMF report, the average per capita GDP at current prices increased by about 22.1%, from about $6,993 in 2021 to $8,563 in 2022, it added.



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