Belgium: Budget balance forecast

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Budget balance forecast, percent of GDP

 Latest value -5.48
 Year 2028
 Measure percent
 Data availability 1981 - 2028
 Average -4.75
 Min - Max -15.47 - 0.05
 Source International Monetary Fund
For that indicator, we provide data for Belgium from 1981 to 2028. The average value for Belgium during that period was -4.75 percent with a minimum of -15.47 percent in 1981 and a maximum of 0.05 percent in 2001. The latest value from 2028 is -5.48 percent. For comparison, the world average in 2028 based on 80 countries is -2.11 percent. See the global rankings for that indicator or use the country comparator to compare trends over time.
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Belgium - Budget balance forecast - Recent values chart

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Belgium - Budget balance forecast - historical chart - 1981-2028

Definition: The structural budget balance refers to the general government cyclically adjusted balance adjusted for nonstructural elements beyond the economic cycle. These include temporary financial sector and asset price movements as well as one-off, or temporary, revenue or expenditure items. The cyclically adjusted balance is the fiscal balance adjusted for the effects of the economic cycle. The series includes actual historical values for past years and forecast values for the current and the next few years.

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