Democratic Republic of the Congo: Fiscal balance, percent of GDP

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 Democratic Republic of the Congo

Fiscal balance, percent of GDP

 Latest value -0.40
 Year 2019
 Measure percent
 Data availability 1996 - 2019
 Average 0.25
 Min - Max -1.38 - 2.39
 Source African Development Bank
For that indicator, we provide data for Democratic Republic of the Congo from 1996 to 2019. The average value for Democratic Republic of the Congo during that period was 0.25 percent with a minimum of -1.38 percent in 2000 and a maximum of 2.39 percent in 2013. The latest value from 2019 is -0.4 percent. For comparison, the world average in 2019 based on 188 countries is -1.44 percent. See the global rankings for that indicator or use the country comparator to compare trends over time.
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Democratic Republic of the Congo - Fiscal balance, percent of GDP - historical chart - 1996-2019




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 9.51 2022 percent
 Government spending, in dollars 6.15 2022 billion U.S. dollars
 Fiscal balance, percent of GDP -0.40 2019 percent
 Government debt 14.31 2022 percent
 Tax revenue 10.70 1989 percent
 Commercial tax rate 50.70 2019 percent
 Tax preparation time 346 2019 hours
 Number of taxes 52 2019 taxes
 Foreign aid 3,535.68 2021 million U.S. dollars
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