(measure: percent; Source: International Monetary Fund)
* indicates monthly or quarterly data series
Germany: Budget balance forecast, percent of GDP, 1991 - 2026:
For that indicator, we provide data for Germany from 1991 to 2026. The average value for Germany during that period was -1.57 percent with a minimum of -5.71 percent in 2021 and a maximum of 1.58 percent in 2018.
The latest value from 2026 is 0.51 percent. For comparison, the world average in 2026 based on 80
countries is -1.91 percent.
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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.