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 2020 was 10.53%, a 0.7% decline from 2019.
  • China education spending for 2019 was 11.23%, a 0.47% increase from 2018.
  • China education spending for 2018 was 10.76%, a 0.83% decline from 2017.
  • China education spending for 2017 was 11.59%, a 0.3% decline from 2016.
Data Source: World Bank

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Country Name Education Spending (% of GDP)
Turkmenistan 28.00%
Namibia 24.94%
Iran 23.14%
Costa Rica 21.54%
Belize 21.52%
Guatemala 21.14%
South Africa 19.53%
Dominican Republic 19.32%
Algeria 16.55%
Fiji 16.39%
Samoa 16.22%
Marshall Islands 16.17%
Mauritius 16.12%
Peru 15.93%
Tonga 15.53%
Malaysia 15.44%
Gabon 15.03%
Colombia 14.75%
St. Lucia 14.42%
Suriname 13.94%
Belarus 12.78%
Albania 12.07%
Thailand 12.06%
Ecuador 11.51%
Dominica 10.67%
China 10.53%
Maldives 10.51%
Azerbaijan 10.50%
Lebanon 9.90%
Paraguay 9.84%
Armenia 8.83%
China Education Spending - Historical Data
Year Education Spending (% of GDP) Annual Change
2020 10.53% -0.70%
2019 11.23% 0.47%
2018 10.76% -0.83%
2017 11.59% -0.30%
2016 11.89% -0.22%
2015 12.10% -0.75%
2014 12.85% -0.63%
2013 13.49% -0.99%
2012 14.48% 1.49%
2011 12.99% -1.98%
2010 14.96% 1.45%
2009 13.51% -0.79%
2008 14.30% 5.88%
2007 8.42% -0.90%
2006 9.32% -0.18%
2005 9.50% -3.13%
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%