Benin: Fiscal balance, percent of GDP

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 Benin

Fiscal balance, percent of GDP

 Latest value -5.5
 Year 2022
 Measure percent
 Data availability 2008 - 2022
 Average -3.28
 Min - Max -8.04 - -0.44
 Source African Development Bank
For that indicator, we provide data for Benin from 2008 to 2022. The average value for Benin during that period was -3.28 percent with a minimum of -8.04 percent in 2015 and a maximum of -0.44 percent in 2012. The latest value from 2022 is -5.5 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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Benin - Fiscal balance, percent of GDP - recent values

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Benin - Fiscal balance, percent of GDP - historical chart - 2008-2022




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 10.06 2022 percent
 Government spending, in dollars 1.75 2022 billion U.S. dollars
 Fiscal balance, percent of GDP -5.50 2022 percent
 Government debt 54.19 2022 percent
 Tax revenue 10.79 1979 percent
 Commercial tax rate 48.90 2019 percent
 Tax preparation time 270 2019 hours
 Number of taxes 54 2019 taxes
 Taxes on goods and services 8.50 1979 percent
 Taxes on international trade 41.22 1979 percent
 Income and profits taxes 9.57 1979 percent
 Foreign aid 843.59 2021 million U.S. dollars
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