Nicaragua: Fiscal balance, percent of GDP

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 Nicaragua

Fiscal balance, percent of GDP

 Latest value 0.34
 Year 2022
 Measure percent
 Data availability 2000 - 2022
 Average -0.19
 Min - Max -3.02 - 2.15
 Source International Monetary Fund (IMF)
For that indicator, we provide data for Nicaragua from 2000 to 2022. The average value for Nicaragua during that period was -0.19 percent with a minimum of -3.02 percent in 2018 and a maximum of 2.15 percent in 2000. The latest value from 2022 is 0.34 percent. For comparison, the world average in 2022 based on 159 countries is -2.53 percent. See the global rankings for that indicator or use the country comparator to compare trends over time.
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Nicaragua - Fiscal balance, percent of GDP - historical chart - 2000-2022




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.

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 Related indicators Latest value Reference Measure
 Government spending, percent of GDP 13.78 2022 percent
 Government spending, in dollars 2.17 2023 billion U.S. dollars
 Fiscal balance, percent of GDP 0.34 2022 percent
 Government debt 60.42 2022 percent
 Government expenditure 19.12 Q3/2023 billion
 Tax revenue 19.81 2022 percent
 Commercial tax rate 60.60 2019 percent
 Tax preparation time 201 2019 hours
 Number of taxes 43 2019 taxes
 Taxes on goods and services 46.07 2022 percent
 Taxes on international trade 3.24 2022 percent
 Income and profits taxes 41.63 2022 percent
 Foreign aid 753.42 2021 million U.S. dollars
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