Government budget balance, percent of GDP - country rankings

(measure: percent; source: The World Bank)

Government budget balance, percent of GDP - country data from around the world:

The average for 2013 was -2.48 percent. The highest value was in Norway: 11.48 percent and the lowest value was in Barbados: -12.24 percent. Below is a chart for all countries where data are available for: Government budget balance, percent of GDP.


World bank definition: Cash surplus or deficit is revenue (including grants) minus expense, minus net acquisition of nonfinancial assets. In the 1986 GFS manual nonfinancial assets were included under revenue and expenditure in gross terms. This cash surplus or deficit is closest to the earlier overall budget balance (still missing is lending minus repayments, which are now a financing item under net acquisition of financial assets).