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Fiscal balance, percent of GDP, 2022:

The average for 2022 based on 18 countries was -2.96 percent. The highest value was in Puerto Rico: 1.77 percent and the lowest value was in Cuba: -11.11 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
Puerto Rico 1.77 1 2014 - 2022
Chile 1.36 2 1990 - 2022
Nicaragua 0.85 3 2000 - 2022
Ecuador -0.22 4 2000 - 2022
Peru -1.7 5 1970 - 2022
Guatemala -1.71 6 1995 - 2022
Honduras -1.75 7 2002 - 2022
Haiti -2.05 8 1997 - 2022
El Salvador -2.44 9 1990 - 2022
Domin. Rep. -2.67 10 2000 - 2022
Mexico -3.3 11 1990 - 2022
Uruguay -3.39 12 2009 - 2022
Panama -3.93 13 2009 - 2022
Brazil -4.57 14 1996 - 2023
Argentina -4.74 15 1961 - 2022
Colombia -6.51 16 2008 - 2022
Bolivia -7.12 17 1981 - 2022
Cuba -11.11 18 1996 - 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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