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Fiscal balance, percent of GDP, 2022:

The average for 2022 based on 6 countries was -2.22 percent. The highest value was in Samoa: 5.35 percent and the lowest value was in Palau: -6.01 percent. The indicator is available from 1960 to 2023. Below is a chart for all countries where data are available.

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Countries Fiscal balance, percent of GDP, 2022 Global rank Available data
Samoa 5.35 1 2011 - 2022
Australia -1.4 2 1988 - 2022
New Zealand -2.7 3 1972 - 2022
Solomon Isl. -3.02 4 1980 - 2022
Papua N.G. -5.55 5 2015 - 2022
Palau -6.01 6 2013 - 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.
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