Bangladesh: Fiscal balance, percent of GDP

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 Bangladesh

Fiscal balance, percent of GDP

 Latest value -5.20
 Year 2021
 Measure percent
 Data availability 1980 - 2021
 Average -2.40
 Min - Max -7.00 - 3.70
 Source Bangladesh Bank
For that indicator, we provide data for Bangladesh from 1980 to 2021. The average value for Bangladesh during that period was -2.4 percent with a minimum of -7 percent in 1980 and a maximum of 3.7 percent in 2015. The latest value from 2021 is -5.2 percent. For comparison, the world average in 2021 based on 171 countries is -4.02 percent. See the global rankings for that indicator or use the country comparator to compare trends over time.
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Bangladesh - Fiscal balance, percent of GDP - Recent values chart

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Bangladesh - Fiscal balance, percent of GDP - historical chart - 1980-2021




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 5.70 2022 percent
 Government spending, in dollars 26.23 2022 billion U.S. dollars
 Fiscal balance, percent of GDP -5.20 2021 percent
 Government debt 28.20 2022 percent
 Tax revenue 7.64 2021 percent
 Commercial tax rate 33.40 2019 percent
 Tax preparation time 435 2019 hours
 Number of taxes 33 2019 taxes
 Taxes on goods and services 43.22 2021 percent
 Taxes on international trade 9.32 2021 percent
 Income and profits taxes 25.76 2021 percent
 Foreign aid 5,041.02 2021 million U.S. dollars
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