Qatar: Fiscal balance, percent of GDP

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 Qatar

Fiscal balance, percent of GDP

 Latest value 10.32
 Year 2022
 Measure percent
 Data availability 2001 - 2022
 Average 6.2
 Min - Max -9.2 - 19.27
 Source Qatar Central Bank
For that indicator, we provide data for Qatar from 2001 to 2022. The average value for Qatar during that period was 6.2 percent with a minimum of -9.2 percent in 2016 and a maximum of 19.27 percent in 2013. The latest value from 2022 is 10.32 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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Qatar - Fiscal balance, percent of GDP - recent values

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Qatar - 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 12.85 2022 percent
 Government spending, in dollars 30.35 2022 billion U.S. dollars
 Fiscal balance, percent of GDP 10.32 2022 percent
 Government debt 42.44 2022 percent
 Government expenditure 28.95 Q3/2022 billion
 Commercial tax rate 11.30 2019 percent
 Tax preparation time 41 2019 hours
 Number of taxes 4 2019 taxes
 Foreign aid 3.63 2004 million U.S. dollars
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