Bahrain: Fiscal balance, percent of GDP

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 Bahrain

Fiscal balance, percent of GDP

 Latest value -6.1
 Year 2022
 Measure percent
 Data availability 1990 - 2022
 Average -5.32
 Min - Max -18.29 - 7.64
 Source International Monetary Fund (IMF)
For that indicator, we provide data for Bahrain from 1990 to 2022. The average value for Bahrain during that period was -5.32 percent with a minimum of -18.29 percent in 2015 and a maximum of 7.64 percent in 2000. The latest value from 2022 is -6.1 percent. For comparison, the world average in 2022 based on 149 countries is -2.63 percent. See the global rankings for that indicator or use the country comparator to compare trends over time.
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Bahrain - Fiscal balance, percent of GDP - recent values

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Bahrain - Fiscal balance, percent of GDP - historical chart - 1990-2022




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 15.81 2021 percent
 Government spending, in dollars 6.21 2021 billion U.S. dollars
 Fiscal balance, percent of GDP -6.10 2022 percent
 Government debt 96.30 2022 percent
 Tax revenue 4.22 2004 percent
 Commercial tax rate 13.80 2019 percent
 Tax preparation time 23 2019 hours
 Number of taxes 3 2019 taxes
 Taxes on goods and services 2.45 2004 percent
 Taxes on international trade 4.27 2004 percent
 Income and profits taxes 4.09 2004 percent
 Foreign aid 58.22 2004 million U.S. dollars
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