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20. Government deficit / surplus as a percentage of GDP

General government financial balance, surplus (+), deficit (-) You or your institution have access to this content

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06 May 2014
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Economics: Key tables from OECD - ISSN 2074-384x - © OECD 2014

Government deficit / surplus as a percentage of GDP
General government financial balance, surplus (+), deficit (-)
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‌2008‌
‌2009‌
‌2010‌
‌2011‌
‌2012‌
‌2013‌
‌2014‌
‌2015‌
Australia
-0.6
 
-4.7
 
-5.1
 
-3.6
 
-2.9
 
-1.4
 
-2.5
 
-1.4
 
Austria
-1.0
 
-4.1
 
-4.5
 
-2.4
 
-2.6
 
-1.5
 
-2.8
 
-1.3
 
Belgium
-1.1
 
-5.6
 
-4.0
 
-4.0
 
-4.1
 
-2.7
 
-2.1
 
-1.2
 
Canada
-0.3
 
-4.5
 
-4.9
 
-3.7
 
-3.4
 
-3.0
 
-2.1
 
-1.2
 
Czech Republic
-2.2
 
-5.8
 
-4.7
 
-3.2
 
-4.2
 
-1.5
 
-2.1
 
-2.6
 
Denmark
3.3
 
-2.8
 
-2.7
 
-2.0
 
-3.9
 
-0.9
 
-1.5
 
-3.0
 
Estonia
-3.0
 
-2.0
 
0.2
 
1.1
 
-0.2
 
-0.2
 
-0.2
 
-0.1
 
Finland
4.3
 
-2.7
 
-2.8
 
-1.0
 
-2.2
 
-2.5
 
-2.2
 
-0.9
 
France
-3.3
 
-7.5
 
-7.0
 
-5.2
 
-4.9
 
-4.3
 
-3.8
 
-3.1
 
Germany
-0.1
 
-3.1
 
-4.2
 
-0.8
 
0.1
 
0.0
 
-0.2
 
0.2
 
Greece
-9.9
 
-15.6
 
-11.0
 
-9.6
 
-8.9
 
-12.7
 
-2.5
 
-1.4
 
Hungary
-3.7
 
-4.5
 
-4.4
 
4.2
 
-2.2
 
-2.3
 
-2.9
 
-2.9
 
Iceland
-13.5
 
-9.9
 
-10.1
 
-5.6
 
-3.8
 
-2.1
 
-2.0
 
-2.1
 
Ireland
-7.4
 
-13.7
 
-30.6
 
-13.0
 
-8.1
 
-7.0
 
-4.7
 
-3.1
 
Israel 1
-3.3
 
-6.2
 
-4.6
 
-3.9
 
-5.1
 
-4.3
 
-3.9
 
-3.6
 
Italy
-2.7
 
-5.4
 
-4.4
 
-3.6
 
-2.9
 
-2.8
 
-2.7
 
-2.1
 
Japan
-1.9
 
-8.8
 
-8.3
 
-8.8
 
-8.7
 
-9.3
 
-8.4
 
-6.7
 
Korea
2.9
 
-1.0
 
1.0
 
1.0
 
1.0
 
-0.4
 
0.1
 
0.5
 
Luxembourg
3.2
 
-0.7
 
-0.8
 
0.2
 
0.0
 
0.1
 
0.3
 
-0.9
 
Netherlands
0.5
 
-5.6
 
-5.0
 
-4.3
 
-4.0
 
-2.4
 
-2.7
 
-2.0
 
New Zealand
0.4
 
-2.7
 
-7.4
 
-4.4
 
-2.1
 
-0.3
 
0.1
 
0.7
 
Norway
18.8
 
10.5
 
11.1
 
13.6
 
13.9
 
11.1
 
10.7
 
10.2
 
Poland
-3.7
 
-7.5
 
-7.8
 
-5.1
 
-3.9
 
-4.3
 
5.6
 
-2.9
 
Portugal
-3.7
 
-10.2
 
-9.9
 
-4.3
 
-6.5
 
-5.0
 
-4.0
 
-2.4
 
Slovak Republic
-2.1
 
-8.0
 
-7.5
 
-4.8
 
-4.5
 
-2.8
 
-2.7
 
-2.6
 
Slovenia
-1.9
 
-6.3
 
-5.9
 
-6.4
 
-4.0
 
-14.7
 
-4.1
 
-2.6
 
Spain
-4.5
 
-11.1
 
-9.6
 
-9.6
 
-10.6
 
-7.1
 
-5.5
 
-4.5
 
Sweden
2.2
 
-1.0
 
0.0
 
0.0
 
-0.7
 
-1.3
 
-1.5
 
-0.8
 
Switzerland
2.0
 
0.8
 
0.3
 
0.7
 
-0.2
 
0.1
 
0.1
 
0.3
 
United Kingdom
-5.1
 
-11.2
 
-10.0
 
-7.9
 
-6.3
 
-5.9
 
-5.3
 
-4.1
 
United States
-7.2
 
-12.8
 
-12.2
 
-10.7
 
-9.3
 
-6.4
 
-5.8
 
-4.6
 
Euro area (15 countries)
-2.1
 
-6.3
 
-6.2
 
-4.1
 
-3.7
 
-3.0
 
-2.5
 
-1.8
 
OECD-Total
-3.5
 
-8.4
 
-8.0
 
-6.5
 
-5.9
 
-4.6
 
-3.9
 
-3.2
 
Brazil
-2.0
 
-3.3
 
-2.5
 
-2.6
 
-2.5
 
-3.3
 
-3.4
 
-3.1
 
China
0.9
 
-1.1
 
-0.7
 
0.1
 
-0.3
 
-0.7
 
-1.2
 
-1.2
 
India
-7.1
 
-9.6
 
-7.4
 
-7.4
 
-7.5
 
-7.1
 
-6.5
 
-5.9
 
Indonesia
-0.1
 
-1.6
 
-0.7
 
-1.1
 
-1.9
 
-2.2
 
-2.2
 
-2.0
 
Russian Federation
7.3
 
-4.0
 
-1.2
 
4.2
 
0.5
 
-0.5
 
0.0
 
0.2
 
South Africa
-1.4
 
-5.2
 
-6.0
 
-5.6
 
-6.2
 
-6.1
 
-5.8
 
-5.5
 
Last updated: 4 June 2014; disclaimer: http://oe.cd/disclaimer
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Source: OECD Economic Outlook No. 95 (database)
 

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

Years covered:
2008-2015

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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