Global Space Budgets – A Country-level Analysis

This first-of-its-kind report examines the space budgets of 106 governments and analyses how they have changed between 2018 and 2020. This analysis provides in-depth coverage of the growth recorded in different countries, regions, economic blocs, and continents. It includes data extracted from primary sources and sheds light on how governments worldwide have responded to the COVID-19 pandemic and how those responses have impacted space budgets.



In 2018, the total global space budget was USD 72.18 billion. It rose 0.64% to USD 72.34 billion in 2019. The budget decreased by 0.81% to USD 71.75 billion in 2020, primarily due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Over the last three years, governments spent a combined total of USD 216.27 billion on space activities.

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