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Fiscal balance, percent of GDP, 2022:

The average for 2022 based on 14 countries was 1.25 percent. The highest value was in Libya: 13.8 percent and the lowest value was in Tunisia: -7.56 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
Libya 13.8 1 2018 - 2022
Iraq 11.68 2 2004 - 2022
Qatar 10.32 3 2001 - 2022
UA Emirates 9.89 4 1991 - 2022
Oman 2.6 5 2003 - 2022
Saudi Arabia 2.5 6 1969 - 2022
Algeria -0.2 7 1990 - 2022
Djibouti -1 8 2018 - 2022
Yemen -2.6 9 1990 - 2022
Jordan -4.6 10 1990 - 2022
Morocco -5.2 11 1998 - 2022
Bahrain -6.1 12 1990 - 2022
Egypt -6.1 13 2002 - 2022
Tunisia -7.56 14 1986 - 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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