Afghanistan: Fiscal balance, percent of GDP

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 Afghanistan

Fiscal balance, percent of GDP

 Latest value -4.43
 Year 2020
 Measure percent
 Data availability 2002 - 2020
 Average -0.79
 Min - Max -4.43 - 3.58
 Source Asian Development Bank
For that indicator, we provide data for Afghanistan from 2002 to 2020. The average value for Afghanistan during that period was -0.79 percent with a minimum of -4.43 percent in 2020 and a maximum of 3.58 percent in 2013. The latest value from 2020 is -4.43 percent. For comparison, the world average in 2020 based on 175 countries is -6.29 percent. See the global rankings for that indicator or use the country comparator to compare trends over time.
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Afghanistan - Fiscal balance, percent of GDP - recent values

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Afghanistan - Fiscal balance, percent of GDP - historical chart - 2002-2020




Definition: The fiscal (budget) balance is the difference between government revenue and government expenditure. We express the value as percent of GDP to relate it to the size of the economy.


 Related indicators Latest value Reference Measure
 Government spending, percent of GDP 21.26 2021 percent
 Government spending, in dollars 3.03 2021 billion U.S. dollars
 Fiscal balance, percent of GDP -4.43 2020 percent
 Government debt 7.40 2020 percent
 Tax revenue 9.90 2017 percent
 Commercial tax rate 71.40 2019 percent
 Tax preparation time 270 2019 hours
 Number of taxes 19 2019 taxes
 Taxes on goods and services 8.60 2017 percent
 Taxes on international trade 7.42 2017 percent
 Income and profits taxes 4.53 2017 percent
 Foreign aid 4,656.34 2021 million U.S. dollars
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