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Christian countries Compared by Economy > Budget surplus > + or deficit > -

DEFINITION: This entry records the difference between national government revenues and expenditures, expressed as a percent of GDP. A positive (+) number indicates that revenues exceeded expenditures (a budget surplus), while a negative (-) number indicates the reverse (a budget deficit). Normalizing the data, by dividing the budget balance by GDP, enables easy comparisons across countries and indicates whether a national government saves or borrows money. Countries with high budget deficits (relative to their GDPs) generally have more difficulty raising funds to finance expenditures, than those with lower deficits.

CONTENTS

# COUNTRY AMOUNT DATE GRAPH HISTORY
1 Norway 14% of GDP 2012
2 Angola 6.2% of GDP 2012
3 Lesotho 5% of GDP 2012
=4 Montenegro 2.4% of GDP 2012
=4 Brazil 2.4% of GDP 2012
=6 Peru 2.2% of GDP 2012
=6 Seychelles 2.2% of GDP 2012
8 Gabon 2% of GDP 2012
9 Greenland 1.9% of GDP 2010
10 Bolivia 1.8% of GDP 2012
11 Federated States of Micronesia 1.6% of GDP 2011
12 Cook Islands 1% of GDP 2006
13 Botswana 0.8% of GDP 2012
14 Belarus 0.7% of GDP 2012
=15 Colombia 0.5% of GDP 2012
=15 Chile 0.5% of GDP 2012
17 Swaziland 0.3% of GDP 2012
=18 Latvia 0.1% of GDP 2012
=18 Switzerland 0.1% of GDP 2012
=18 Germany 0.1% of GDP 2012
=21 Belize 0.0 2012
=21 Tonga 0.0 2012
=21 British Virgin Islands 0.0 2012
24 Russia -0.1% of GDP 2012
25 Nicaragua -0.2% of GDP 2012
26 Bulgaria -0.5% of GDP 2012
=27 Central African Republic -0.7% of GDP 2012
=27 Sweden -0.7% of GDP 2012
=29 Luxembourg -0.8% of GDP 2012
=29 Antigua and Barbuda -0.8% of GDP 2012
31 Equatorial Guinea -0.9% of GDP 2012
=32 Ecuador -1.1% of GDP 2012
=32 Rwanda -1.1% of GDP 2012
=32 Trinidad and Tobago -1.1% of GDP 2012
35 Monaco -1.3% of GDP 2011
=36 Andorra -1.4% of GDP 2011
=36 Austria -1.4% of GDP 2012
38 San Marino -1.5% of GDP 2011
=39 East Timor -1.6% of GDP 2012
=39 Liechtenstein -1.6% of GDP 2011
=39 Papua New Guinea -1.6% of GDP 2012
=39 Armenia -1.6% of GDP 2012
=43 Fiji -1.7% of GDP 2012
=43 Paraguay -1.7% of GDP 2012
45 Poland -1.9% of GDP 2012
=46 Panama -2.1% of GDP 2012
=46 Nigeria -2.1% of GDP 2012
=46 Moldova -2.1% of GDP 2012
=46 Hungary -2.1% of GDP 2013
=50 Finland -2.3% of GDP 2012
=50 Philippines -2.3% of GDP 2012
=52 Palau -2.4% of GDP 2010
=52 Suriname -2.4% of GDP 2010
=52 Guatemala -2.4% of GDP 2012
=55 Bermuda -2.5% of GDP 2012
=55 Romania -2.5% of GDP 2012
=55 Democratic Republic of the Congo -2.5% of GDP 2012
58 Argentina -2.6% of GDP 2012
=59 Ethiopia -2.7% of GDP 2012
=59 Liberia -2.7% of GDP 2012
=59 Mexico -2.7% of GDP 2012
=59 Cayman Islands -2.7% of GDP 2012
=63 Uruguay -2.8% of GDP 2012
=63 Namibia -2.8% of GDP 2012
=65 Bosnia and Herzegovina -2.9% of GDP 2012
=65 Italy -2.9% of GDP 2012
=65 Uganda -2.9% of GDP 2012
=65 Kazakhstan -2.9% of GDP 2012
=69 Georgia -3.1% of GDP 2012
=69 Puerto Rico -3.1% of GDP 2000
71 Slovenia -3.2% of GDP 2012
=72 Canada -3.3% of GDP 2012
=72 Croatia -3.3% of GDP 2012
=74 Australia -3.4% of GDP 2012
=74 Lithuania -3.4% of GDP 2012
=74 Malta -3.4% of GDP 2012
=77 El Salvador -3.5% of GDP 2012
=77 Iceland -3.5% of GDP 2012
79 Cameroon -3.6% of GDP 2012
80 Cuba -3.7% of GDP 2012
=81 New Zealand -3.8% of GDP 2012
=81 Burundi -3.8% of GDP 2012
83 Republic of Macedonia -3.9% of GDP 2012
=84 Netherlands -4.1% of GDP 2012
=84 Tanzania -4.1% of GDP 2012
=84 Denmark -4.1% of GDP 2012
=87 Jamaica -4.2% of GDP 2012
=87 Mozambique -4.2% of GDP 2012
=87 Belgium -4.2% of GDP 2012
=90 Slovakia -4.4% of GDP 2012
=90 Ukraine -4.4% of GDP 2012
92 Costa Rica -4.5% of GDP 2012
93 South Africa -4.8% of GDP 2012
=94 France -4.9% of GDP 2012
=94 Zambia -4.9% of GDP 2012
=96 Falkland Islands (Islas Malvinas) -5% of GDP 2010
=96 Anguilla -5% of GDP 2012
=96 Guyana -5% of GDP 2012
99 Kenya -5.1% of GDP 2012
100 Grenada -5.2% of GDP 2009
=101 Haiti -6% of GDP 2012
=101 Honduras -6% of GDP 2012
103 American Samoa -6.1% of GDP 2007
104 The Bahamas -6.2% of GDP 2012
105 Cyprus -6.4% of GDP 2012
106 Portugal -6.5% of GDP 2012
107 Dominican Republic -6.6% of GDP 2012
108 United States -6.8% of GDP 2012
=109 Ireland -7.6% of GDP 2012
=109 Serbia -7.6% of GDP 2012
111 Malawi -7.9% of GDP 2012
112 Barbados -8.1% of GDP 2012
113 United Kingdom -8.2% of GDP 2012
114 Aruba -9.8% of GDP 2012
115 Greece -10.2% of GDP 2012
116 Spain -10.9% of GDP 2012
117 Faroe Islands -11.9% of GDP 2010
118 Cape Verde -12.1% of GDP 2012
119 Ghana -12.2% of GDP 2012
120 Dominica -12.4% of GDP 2012
121 Eritrea -12.6% of GDP 2012
122 Venezuela -14.8% of GDP 2012

Citation

"Countries Compared by Economy > Budget surplus > + or deficit > -. International Statistics at NationMaster.com", CIA World Factbooks 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013. Aggregates compiled by NationMaster. Retrieved from http://www.nationmaster.com/country-info/group-stats/Christian-countries/Economy/Budget-surplus/+-or-deficit/--

Christian countries Compared by Economy > Budget surplus > + or deficit > -

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Interesting observations about Economy > Budget surplus > + or deficit > -

  • 98 of the top 189 countries by budget surplus > + or deficit > - are Christian.
  • 2 of the top 4 countries by budget surplus > + or deficit > - are Tourist destination.
  • Kuwait has ranked in the top 3 for budget surplus > + or deficit > - since 2010.
  • Macau has ranked in the top 3 for budget surplus > + or deficit > - since 2010.
  • Qatar has ranked in the top 4 for budget surplus > + or deficit > - since 2010.
  • Brazil ranked first for budget surplus > + or deficit > - amongst Emerging markets in 2012.
  • 21 of the bottom 37 countries by budget surplus > + or deficit > - are Heavily indebted.
  • San Marino has ranked in the top 4 for budget surplus > + or deficit > - since 2009.
  • 25 of the top 89 countries by budget surplus > + or deficit > - are Landlocked.
  • Norway has ranked in the top 5 for budget surplus > + or deficit > - since 2010.
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