Switzerland: Fiscal balance, percent of GDP

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 Switzerland

Fiscal balance, percent of GDP

 Latest value 0.53
 Year 2023
 Measure percent
 Data availability 1983 - 2023
 Average -0.31
 Min - Max -3.15 - 1.94
 Source International Monetary Fund (IMF)
For that indicator, we provide data for Switzerland from 1983 to 2023. The average value for Switzerland during that period was -0.31 percent with a minimum of -3.15 percent in 1993 and a maximum of 1.94 percent in 2008. The latest value from 2023 is 0.53 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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Switzerland - Fiscal balance, percent of GDP - Recent values chart

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Switzerland - Fiscal balance, percent of GDP - historical chart - 1983-2023




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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 Government spending, in dollars 100.69 2023 billion U.S. dollars
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 Government debt 36.60 2023 percent
 Government expenditure 22.53 Q3/2023 billion
 Long-term government bond yield 1.09 9/2023 percent
 Tax revenue 10.09 2021 percent
 Commercial tax rate 28.80 2019 percent
 Tax preparation time 63 2019 hours
 Number of taxes 19 2019 taxes
 Taxes on goods and services 27.56 2021 percent
 Taxes on international trade 0.92 2021 percent
 Income and profits taxes 25.71 2021 percent
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