Malta: Fiscal balance, percent of GDP

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 Malta

Fiscal balance, percent of GDP

 Latest value -5.8
 Year 2022
 Measure percent
 Data availability 1995 - 2022
 Average -3.86
 Min - Max -9.7 - 3.3
 Source National Statistics Office of Malta
For that indicator, we provide data for Malta from 1995 to 2022. The average value for Malta during that period was -3.86 percent with a minimum of -9.7 percent in 2020 and a maximum of 3.3 percent in 2017. The latest value from 2022 is -5.8 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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Malta - Fiscal balance, percent of GDP - recent values

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Malta - Fiscal balance, percent of GDP - historical chart - 1995-2022




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 18.55 2022 percent
 Government spending, in dollars 3.36 2022 billion U.S. dollars
 Fiscal balance, percent of GDP -5.80 2022 percent
 Government debt 53.40 2022 percent
 Government expenditure 0.81 Q3/2023 billion
 Tax revenue 23.77 2021 percent
 Commercial tax rate 44.00 2019 percent
 Tax preparation time 139 2019 hours
 Number of taxes 8 2019 taxes
 Taxes on goods and services 30.74 2021 percent
 Taxes on international trade 0.00 2021 percent
 Income and profits taxes 36.88 2021 percent
 Foreign aid 6.19 2004 million U.S. dollars
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