Laos: Fiscal balance, percent of GDP

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 Laos

Fiscal balance, percent of GDP

 Latest value -0.3
 Year 2022
 Measure percent
 Data availability 2001 - 2022
 Average -3.02
 Min - Max -6.33 - 4.23
 Source Bank of the Lao PDR
For that indicator, we provide data for Laos from 2001 to 2022. The average value for Laos during that period was -3.02 percent with a minimum of -6.33 percent in 2013 and a maximum of 4.23 percent in 2001. The latest value from 2022 is -0.3 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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Laos - Fiscal balance, percent of GDP - recent values

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Laos - Fiscal balance, percent of GDP - historical chart - 2001-2022




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 13.97 2016 percent
 Government spending, in dollars 2.22 2016 billion U.S. dollars
 Fiscal balance, percent of GDP -0.30 2022 percent
 Government debt 92.36 2021 percent
 Commercial tax rate 24.10 2019 percent
 Tax preparation time 362 2019 hours
 Number of taxes 35 2019 taxes
 Foreign aid 569.16 2021 million U.S. dollars
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