Swaziland: Fiscal balance, percent of GDP

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 Swaziland

Fiscal balance, percent of GDP

 Latest value -1.14
 Year 2023
 Measure percent
 Data availability 1980 - 2023
 Average -1.31
 Min - Max -9.54 - 8.42
 Source International Monetary Fund (IMF)
For that indicator, we provide data for Swaziland from 1980 to 2023. The average value for Swaziland during that period was -1.31 percent with a minimum of -9.54 percent in 2018 and a maximum of 8.42 percent in 2006. The latest value from 2023 is -1.14 percent. For comparison, the world average in 2023 based on 112 countries is -3.16 percent. See the global rankings for that indicator or use the country comparator to compare trends over time.
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Swaziland - Fiscal balance, percent of GDP - Recent values chart

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Swaziland - Fiscal balance, percent of GDP - historical chart - 1980-2023




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.

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 Related indicators Latest value Reference Measure
 Government spending, percent of GDP 17.62 2022 percent
 Government spending, in dollars 0.84 2022 billion U.S. dollars
 Fiscal balance, percent of GDP -1.14 2023 percent
 Government debt 37.81 2023 percent
 Commercial tax rate 35.80 2019 percent
 Tax preparation time 122 2019 hours
 Number of taxes 33 2019 taxes
 Foreign aid 125.04 2021 million U.S. dollars
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