* indicates monthly or quarterly data series
USA: Budget balance forecast, percent of GDP: For that indicator, International Monetary Fund provides data for the USA from 2001 to 2023. The average value for the USA during that period was -4.66 percent with a minumum of -9.25 percent in 2010 and a maximum of -0.56 percent in 2001. See the global rankings for that indicator or use the country comparator to compare trends over time.
Definition: The structural budget balance refers to the general government cyclically adjusted balance adjusted for nonstructural elements beyond the economic cycle. These include temporary financial sector and asset price movements as well as one-off, or temporary, revenue or expenditure items. The cyclically adjusted balance is the fiscal balance adjusted for the effects of the economic cycle.