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20. Government deficit / surplus as a percentage of GDP

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27 Nov 2012
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Economics: Key tables from OECD - ISSN 2074-384x - © OECD 2012

Government deficit / surplus as a percentage of GDP
General government financial balance, surplus (+), deficit (-)
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‌2007‌
‌2008‌
‌2009‌
‌2010‌
‌2011‌
‌2012‌
‌2013‌
‌2014‌
Australia
1.8
 
-0.8
 
-4.5
 
-4.7
 
-4.0
 
-2.8
 
0.0
 
0.5
 
Austria
-1.0
 
-1.0
 
-4.1
 
-4.5
 
-2.5
 
-3.1
 
-2.7
 
-2.1
 
Belgium
-0.1
 
-1.1
 
-5.6
 
-3.9
 
-3.9
 
-2.8
 
-2.3
 
-1.7
 
Canada
1.4
 
-0.4
 
-4.8
 
-5.4
 
-4.3
 
-3.5
 
-3.0
 
-2.5
 
Czech Republic
-0.7
 
-2.2
 
-5.8
 
-4.8
 
-3.2
 
-3.3
 
-3.3
 
-2.7
 
Denmark
4.8
 
3.3
 
-2.8
 
-2.7
 
-2.0
 
-4.1
 
-2.1
 
-1.7
 
Estonia
2.4
 
-2.9
 
-2.0
 
0.2
 
1.2
 
-1.0
 
-0.3
 
0.2
 
Finland
5.3
 
4.3
 
-2.7
 
-2.8
 
-0.9
 
-1.4
 
-1.0
 
-0.4
 
France
-2.7
 
-3.3
 
-7.6
 
-7.1
 
-5.2
 
-4.5
 
-3.4
 
-2.9
 
Germany
0.2
 
-0.1
 
-3.1
 
-4.2
 
-0.8
 
-0.2
 
-0.4
 
-0.7
 
Greece
-6.8
 
-9.9
 
-15.6
 
-10.8
 
-9.5
 
-6.9
 
-5.6
 
-4.6
 
Hungary
-5.1
 
-3.7
 
-4.5
 
-4.5
 
4.3
 
-3.0
 
-2.7
 
-2.7
 
Iceland
5.4
 
-13.5
 
-10.0
 
-10.1
 
-5.4
 
-1.8
 
-0.4
 
0.7
 
Ireland
0.1
 
-7.4
 
-13.9
 
-30.9
 
-13.3
 
-8.1
 
-7.5
 
-5.3
 
Israel 1
-1.6
 
-4.0
 
-6.7
 
-4.8
 
-4.4
 
-4.7
 
-4.1
 
-4.0
 
Italy
-1.6
 
-2.7
 
-5.4
 
-4.3
 
-3.8
 
-3.0
 
-2.9
 
-3.4
 
Japan
-2.1
 
-1.9
 
-8.8
 
-8.4
 
-9.3
 
-9.9
 
-10.1
 
-7.9
 
Korea
4.7
 
3.0
 
-1.1
 
1.3
 
0.5
 
0.9
 
1.6
 
1.7
 
Luxembourg
3.7
 
3.2
 
-0.8
 
-0.8
 
-0.3
 
-2.0
 
-1.7
 
-0.9
 
Netherlands
0.2
 
0.5
 
-5.6
 
-5.0
 
-4.4
 
-3.8
 
-3.0
 
-2.5
 
New Zealand
4.5
 
0.4
 
-2.6
 
-3.8
 
-7.9
 
-4.3
 
-3.6
 
-2.1
 
Norway
17.3
 
18.8
 
10.6
 
11.2
 
13.7
 
15.2
 
16.0
 
16.8
 
Poland
-1.9
 
-3.7
 
-7.4
 
-7.9
 
-5.0
 
-3.5
 
-2.9
 
-2.3
 
Portugal
-3.2
 
-3.7
 
-10.2
 
-9.8
 
-4.4
 
-5.2
 
-4.9
 
-2.9
 
Slovak Republic
-1.8
 
-2.1
 
-8.0
 
-7.7
 
-4.9
 
-4.6
 
-2.9
 
-2.4
 
Slovenia
0.0
 
-1.9
 
-6.0
 
-5.7
 
-6.4
 
-4.3
 
-3.6
 
-3.0
 
Spain
1.9
 
-4.5
 
-11.2
 
-9.7
 
-9.4
 
-8.1
 
-6.3
 
-5.9
 
Sweden
3.6
 
2.2
 
-1.0
 
0.0
 
0.2
 
-0.3
 
-0.8
 
-0.2
 
Switzerland
1.0
 
2.0
 
0.8
 
0.3
 
0.5
 
0.7
 
0.5
 
0.4
 
United Kingdom
-2.8
 
-5.0
 
-10.9
 
-10.1
 
-8.3
 
-6.6
 
-6.9
 
-6.0
 
United States
-2.9
 
-6.6
 
-11.9
 
-11.4
 
-10.2
 
-8.5
 
-6.8
 
-5.2
 
Euro area (15 countries)
-0.7
 
-2.1
 
-6.3
 
-6.2
 
-4.1
 
-3.3
 
-2.8
 
-2.6
 
Major-seven
-2.2
 
-4.3
 
-9.4
 
-9.0
 
-7.9
 
-6.8
 
-5.9
 
-4.8
 
OECD-Total
-1.3
 
-3.4
 
-8.2
 
-7.7
 
-6.5
 
-5.5
 
-4.6
 
-3.6
 
Brazil
-2.8
 
-2.0
 
-3.3
 
-2.5
 
-2.6
 
-2.2
 
-1.7
 
-2.0
 
China
2.0
 
0.9
 
-1.1
 
-0.7
 
0.1
 
-2.0
 
-2.2
 
-1.7
 
India
-4.0
 
-7.1
 
-9.7
 
-7.4
 
-7.9
 
-8.4
 
-8.3
 
-7.6
 
Indonesia
-1.3
 
-0.1
 
-1.6
 
-0.7
 
-1.1
 
-2.0
 
-1.8
 
-1.6
 
Russian Federation
5.6
 
7.3
 
-4.3
 
-3.5
 
1.6
 
0.5
 
0.1
 
0.0
 
South Africa
-0.6
 
-1.7
 
-4.9
 
-6.0
 
-5.2
 
-5.0
 
-4.7
 
-4.0
 
Last updated: 5 December 2012; disclaimer: http://oe.cd/disclaimer
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Source: OECD Economic Outlook No. 92 (database)
 

This table includes government deficit as a percentage of GDP. The table is part of the key tables collection on economics.

Years covered: :
2006-2013

Countries covered: 

  • Australia
  • Austria
  • Belgium
  • Brazil
  • Canada
  • China, People’s Republic
  • Czech Republic
  • Denmark
  • Estonia
  • Euro Area
  • Finland
  • France
  • Germany
  • Greece
  • Hungary
  • Iceland
  • India
  • Indonesia
  • Ireland
  • Israel
  • Italy
  • Japan
  • Korea, Republic of
  • Luxembourg
  • Netherlands
  • New Zealand
  • Norway
  • Poland
  • Portugal
  • Russian Federation
 
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