Botswana: Fiscal balance, percent of GDP

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 Botswana

Fiscal balance, percent of GDP

 Latest value -1.00
 Year 2022
 Measure percent
 Data availability 2000 - 2022
 Average -0.41
 Min - Max -13.59 - 12.98
 Source African Development Bank
For that indicator, we provide data for Botswana from 2000 to 2022. The average value for Botswana during that period was -0.41 percent with a minimum of -13.59 percent in 2009 and a maximum of 12.98 percent in 2006. The latest value from 2022 is -1 percent. For comparison, the world average in 2022 based on 159 countries is -2.53 percent. See the global rankings for that indicator or use the country comparator to compare trends over time.
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Botswana - Fiscal balance, percent of GDP - Recent values chart

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Botswana - Fiscal balance, percent of GDP - historical chart - 2000-2022




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.

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 Related indicators Latest value Reference Measure
 Government spending, percent of GDP 27.66 2022 percent
 Government spending, in dollars 5.61 2023 billion U.S. dollars
 Fiscal balance, percent of GDP -1.00 2022 percent
 Government debt 19.60 2020 percent
 Government expenditure 19.57 Q3/2023 billion
 Tax revenue 22.25 2021 percent
 Commercial tax rate 25.10 2019 percent
 Tax preparation time 120 2019 hours
 Number of taxes 34 2019 taxes
 Taxes on goods and services 16.92 2021 percent
 Taxes on international trade 20.70 2021 percent
 Income and profits taxes 29.85 2021 percent
 Foreign aid 96.43 2021 million U.S. dollars
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