Malawi: Fiscal balance, percent of GDP

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 Malawi

Fiscal balance, percent of GDP

 Latest value -6.8
 Year 2022
 Measure percent
 Data availability 2005 - 2022
 Average -3.96
 Min - Max -8.2 - 4
 Source Reserve Bank of Malawi
For that indicator, we provide data for Malawi from 2005 to 2022. The average value for Malawi during that period was -3.96 percent with a minimum of -8.2 percent in 2009 and a maximum of 4 percent in 2010. The latest value from 2022 is -6.8 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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Malawi - Fiscal balance, percent of GDP - recent values

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Malawi - Fiscal balance, percent of GDP - historical chart - 2005-2022




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
 Fiscal balance, percent of GDP -6.80 2022 percent
 Government debt 75.17 2022 percent
 Tax revenue 11.38 2021 percent
 Commercial tax rate 34.50 2019 percent
 Tax preparation time 169 2019 hours
 Number of taxes 35 2019 taxes
 Taxes on goods and services 37.17 2021 percent
 Taxes on international trade 6.58 2021 percent
 Income and profits taxes 38.40 2021 percent
 Foreign aid 1,154.61 2021 million U.S. dollars
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