Sao Tome and Principe: Fiscal balance, percent of GDP

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 Sao Tome and Principe

Fiscal balance, percent of GDP

 Latest value -7.2
 Year 2022
 Measure percent
 Data availability 2018 - 2022
 Average -4.68
 Min - Max -7.2 - -2.4
 Source African Development Bank
For that indicator, we provide data for Sao Tome and Principe from 2018 to 2022. The average value for Sao Tome and Principe during that period was -4.68 percent with a minimum of -7.2 percent in 2022 and a maximum of -2.4 percent in 2019. The latest value from 2022 is -7.2 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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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 -7.20 2022 percent
 Government debt 86.66 2020 percent
 Commercial tax rate 37.00 2019 percent
 Tax preparation time 424 2019 hours
 Number of taxes 46 2019 taxes
 Foreign aid 69.81 2021 million U.S. dollars
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