* indicates monthly or quarterly data series
Brazil: Budget balance forecast, percent of GDP: For that indicator, International Monetary Fund provides data for Brazil from 2000 to 2023. The average value for Brazil during that period was -5.04 percent with a minumum of -9.76 percent in 2015 and a maximum of -2.3 percent in 2008. See the global rankings for that indicator or use the country comparator to compare trends over time.
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.