Government budget balance

percent of GDP, 2006–2015

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    2006 Ranking
    1. Kuwait 36.90
    2. United Arab Emirates 26.90
    3. Norway 15.20
    4. Algeria 11.90
    5. Nigeria 10.70
    6. Qatar 9.60
    7. Russia 8.10
    8. Singapore 7.80
    9. New Zealand 5.80
    10. Kazakhstan 5.30
    11. Bahrain 5.10
    12. Chile 4.60
    13. Denmark 4.60
    14. Lesotho 4.20
    15. Cameroon 3.60
    16. Iceland 3.20
    17. Mongolia 2.90
    18. Sweden 2.80
    19. Finland 2.50
    20. Trinidad and Tobago 2.50
    21. Estonia 2.30
    22. Australia 1.90
    23. Bulgaria 1.90
    24. South Korea 1.90
    25. Argentina 1.80
    26. Venezuela 1.60
    27. Canada 1.40
    28. China 1.20
    29. Botswana 1.20
    30. Ireland 1.10
    31. Spain 1.10
    32. Hong Kong 1.00
    33. Bosnia and Herzegovina 0.80
    34. Paraguay 0.80
    35. Ecuador 0.70
    36. Macedonia (F.Y.R.O.M.) 0.30
    37. Thailand 0.20
    38. Kenya 0.10
    39. Switzerland -0.20
    40. Latvia -0.22
    41. Netherlands -0.30
    42. Peru -0.30
    43. South Africa -0.30
    44. Indonesia -0.30
    45. Uruguay -0.50
    46. Colombia -0.50
    47. Lithuania -0.50
    48. Nicaragua -0.63
    49. Dominican Republic -0.68
    50. Azerbaijan -0.70
    51. Uganda -0.70
    52. Chad -0.80
    53. Luxembourg -1.00
    54. Namibia -1.10
    55. Slovenia -1.10
    56. El Salvador -1.10
    57. Vietnam -1.20
    58. Zimbabwe -1.50
    59. Georgia -1.50
    60. Bolivia -1.50
    61. Guatemala -1.50
    62. Costa Rica -1.60
    63. Austria -1.60
    64. Mexico -1.62
    65. Ukraine -2.30
    66. Mozambique -2.30
    67. Belgium -2.30
    68. Cyprus -2.40
    69. Barbados -2.50
    70. Mauritius -2.50
    71. Zambia -2.60
    72. Tunisia -2.60
    73. Armenia -2.60
    74. Philippines -2.70
    75. Slovakia -2.80
    76. Benin -2.90
    77. Israel -2.90
    78. Tajikistan -2.90
    79. France -2.90
    80. United Kingdom -3.00
    81. Brazil -3.00
    82. Malta -3.10
    83. Mali -3.20
    84. Germany -3.20
    85. Panama -3.20
    86. Honduras -3.40
    87. Jamaica -3.40
    88. Czech Republic -3.53
    89. Albania -3.60
    90. United States -3.70
    91. Cambodia -3.80
    92. Malaysia -3.80
    93. Pakistan -3.80
    94. Kyrgyzstan -3.90
    95. Croatia -4.00
    96. Bangladesh -4.00
    97. Italy -4.10
    98. Greece -4.20
    99. Poland -4.33
    100. Tanzania -4.60
    101. Ethiopia -4.70
    102. Madagascar -4.70
    103. Japan -4.80
    104. Burkina Faso -4.90
    105. Jordan -5.30
    106. Portugal -5.70
    107. Morocco -5.90
    108. Turkey -5.91
    109. Burundi -6.30
    110. Mauritania -7.00
    111. Sri Lanka -7.20
    112. India -7.52
    113. Hungary -7.80
    114. Gambia -8.60
    115. Egypt -9.40
    116. Guyana -12.40
    2015 Ranking
    1. Kuwait 25.52
    2. Qatar 14.54
    3. Norway 8.77
    4. United Arab Emirates 5.99
    5. Hong Kong 5.27
    6. Singapore 4.24
    7. Seychelles 3.26
    8. Gabon 2.96
    9. Nepal 2.20
    10. Kazakhstan 1.93
    11. Iceland 1.84
    12. Denmark 1.82
    13. Germany 0.62
    14. Philippines 0.53
    15. Luxembourg 0.50
    16. Azerbaijan 0.45
    17. Botswana 0.39
    18. Estonia 0.37
    19. South Korea 0.31
    20. Kyrgyzstan 0.23
    21. Switzerland 0.22
    22. Tajikistan 0.13
    23. Cyprus -0.10
    24. Peru -0.12
    25. Jamaica -0.45
    26. Saudi Arabia -0.45
    27. Paraguay -0.54
    28. New Zealand -0.60
    29. Lithuania -0.74
    30. Montenegro -0.76
    31. Cambodia -0.85
    32. Czech Republic -0.95
    33. Nicaragua -1.07
    34. China -1.14
    35. Russia -1.19
    36. Iran -1.39
    37. Colombia -1.39
    38. Chile -1.42
    39. Zimbabwe -1.47
    40. Turkey -1.50
    41. Oman -1.54
    42. Latvia -1.66
    43. Moldova -1.75
    44. Canada -1.76
    45. Georgia -1.79
    46. Thailand -1.83
    47. Guatemala -1.86
    48. Benin -1.94
    49. Swaziland -2.04
    50. Armenia -2.09
    51. Sweden -2.13
    52. Indonesia -2.16
    53. Malta -2.24
    54. Netherlands -2.27
    55. Ivory Coast -2.30
    56. Nigeria -2.31
    57. Lesotho -2.35
    58. Madagascar -2.42
    59. Hungary -2.59
    60. Ethiopia -2.62
    61. Greece -2.70
    62. Argentina -2.70
    63. Finland -2.72
    64. Bangladesh -3.01
    65. Slovakia -3.02
    66. Dominican Republic -3.03
    67. Italy -3.04
    68. Bosnia and Herzegovina -3.05
    69. Sierra Leone -3.12
    70. Belgium -3.19
    71. Bolivia -3.25
    72. Austria -3.33
    73. Uruguay -3.43
    74. Burundi -3.45
    75. Mauritius -3.45
    76. Poland -3.45
    77. Tunisia -3.50
    78. El Salvador -3.51
    79. Israel -3.55
    80. Rwanda -3.57
    81. Australia -3.58
    82. Mauritania -3.58
    83. Malaysia -3.68
    84. Bulgaria -3.71
    85. Bhutan -3.80
    86. Laos -3.85
    87. Ireland -3.86
    88. Tanzania -3.88
    89. Uganda -3.94
    90. Trinidad and Tobago -3.96
    91. Mali -3.97
    92. South Africa -4.10
    93. France -4.19
    94. Chad -4.20
    95. Macedonia (F.Y.R.O.M.) -4.21
    96. Panama -4.29
    97. Burma (Myanmar) -4.32
    98. Honduras -4.32
    99. Guinea -4.35
    100. Liberia -4.49
    101. Portugal -4.52
    102. Ukraine -4.52
    103. Mexico -4.63
    104. Pakistan -4.71
    105. Morocco -4.89
    106. Croatia -4.97
    107. Senegal -5.06
    108. Cameroon -5.14
    109. Ecuador -5.16
    110. Namibia -5.20
    111. Guyana -5.21
    112. United States -5.33
    113. Vietnam -5.37
    114. Zambia -5.57
    115. Albania -5.58
    116. United Kingdom -5.69
    117. Bahrain -5.75
    118. Malawi -5.76
    119. Slovenia -5.81
    120. Spain -5.83
    121. Sri Lanka -5.91
    122. Costa Rica -6.00
    123. Algeria -6.19
    124. Brazil -6.23
    125. Serbia -6.28
    126. Haiti -6.40
    127. Kenya -6.78
    128. Lebanon -7.15
    129. India -7.15
    130. Japan -7.68
    131. Cape Verde -8.33
    132. Mozambique -8.44
    133. Gambia -8.95
    134. Ghana -9.75
    135. Jordan -10.01
    136. Mongolia -10.97
    137. Egypt -13.60
    138. Venezuela -14.77

    General government budget balance is calculated as general government revenue minus total expenditure. This is a core Government Finance Statistics (GFS) balance that measures the extent to which the general government is either putting financial resources at the disposal of other sectors in the economy and nonresidents (net lending), or utilizing the financial resources generated by other sectors and nonresidents (net borrowing). This balance may be viewed as an indicator of the financial impact of general government activity on the rest of the economy and nonresidents. Revenue consists of taxes, social contributions, grants receivable, and other revenue. Revenue increases a government’s net worth, which is the difference between its assets and liabilities. General government total expenditure consists of total expenses and the net acquisition of non-financial assets.

    Source: World Economic Forum