Sri Lanka: Fiscal balance, percent of GDP

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 Sri Lanka

Fiscal balance, percent of GDP

 Latest value -10.2
 Year 2022
 Measure percent
 Data availability 1977 - 2022
 Average -10.27
 Min - Max -24.5 - -5
 Source Central Bank of Sri Lanka
For that indicator, we provide data for Sri Lanka from 1977 to 2022. The average value for Sri Lanka during that period was -10.27 percent with a minimum of -24.5 percent in 1980 and a maximum of -5 percent in 2016. The latest value from 2022 is -10.2 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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Sri Lanka - Fiscal balance, percent of GDP - recent values

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Sri Lanka - Fiscal balance, percent of GDP - historical chart - 1977-2022




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 7.15 2022 percent
 Government spending, in dollars 5.32 2022 billion U.S. dollars
 Fiscal balance, percent of GDP -10.20 2022 percent
 Government debt 113.80 2022 percent
 Government expenditure 473.57 Q3/2023 billion
 Tax revenue 7.38 2021 percent
 Commercial tax rate 55.20 2019 percent
 Tax preparation time 129 2019 hours
 Number of taxes 36 2019 taxes
 Taxes on goods and services 43.93 2021 percent
 Taxes on international trade 24.10 2021 percent
 Income and profits taxes 19.54 2021 percent
 Foreign aid 153.96 2021 million U.S. dollars
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