Sierra Leone: Fiscal balance, percent of GDP

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 Sierra Leone

Fiscal balance, percent of GDP

 Latest value -4.8
 Year 2022
 Measure percent
 Data availability 2000 - 2022
 Average -3.38
 Min - Max -8.78 - 20.09
 Source African Development Bank
For that indicator, we provide data for Sierra Leone from 2000 to 2022. The average value for Sierra Leone during that period was -3.38 percent with a minimum of -8.78 percent in 2017 and a maximum of 20.09 percent in 2007. The latest value from 2022 is -4.8 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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Sierra Leone - Fiscal balance, percent of GDP - recent values

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Sierra Leone - 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.


 Related indicators Latest value Reference Measure
 Government spending, percent of GDP 11.68 2022 percent
 Government spending, in dollars 0.48 2022 billion U.S. dollars
 Fiscal balance, percent of GDP -4.80 2022 percent
 Government debt 95.78 2022 percent
 Commercial tax rate 30.70 2019 percent
 Tax preparation time 343 2019 hours
 Number of taxes 34 2019 taxes
 Foreign aid 696.76 2021 million U.S. dollars
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