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Budget balance forecast - Country rankings:

The average for 2019 was -1.87 percent.The highest value was in Grenada: 3.21 percent and the lowest value was in Egypt: -19.36 percent. Below is a chart for all countries where data are available for: Budget balance forecast.

Budget balance forecast, percent of GDP, 2019
(percent, Source: International Monetary Fund);

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.

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