Pakistan: Fiscal balance, percent of GDP

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 Pakistan

Fiscal balance, percent of GDP

 Latest value -7.7
 Year 2023
 Measure percent
 Data availability 1993 - 2023
 Average -5.36
 Min - Max -9.1 - -0.15
 Source State Bank of Pakistan
For that indicator, we provide data for Pakistan from 1993 to 2023. The average value for Pakistan during that period was -5.36 percent with a minimum of -9.1 percent in 2019 and a maximum of -0.15 percent in 2003. The latest value from 2023 is -7.7 percent. For comparison, the world average in 2023 based on 7 countries is -2.73 percent. See the global rankings for that indicator or use the country comparator to compare trends over time.
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Pakistan - Fiscal balance, percent of GDP - recent values

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Pakistan - Fiscal balance, percent of GDP - historical chart - 1993-2023




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 10.50 2022 percent
 Government spending, in dollars 39.33 2022 billion U.S. dollars
 Fiscal balance, percent of GDP -7.70 2023 percent
 Government debt 83.50 2021 percent
 Tax revenue 7.50 2000 percent
 Commercial tax rate 33.90 2019 percent
 Tax preparation time 283 2019 hours
 Number of taxes 34 2019 taxes
 Taxes on goods and services 30.30 2000 percent
 Taxes on international trade 10.83 2000 percent
 Income and profits taxes 19.03 2000 percent
 Foreign aid 2,698.30 2021 million U.S. dollars
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