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Landlocked 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 Lesotho 5% of GDP 2012
2 Bolivia 1.8% of GDP 2012
=3 Turkmenistan 1.4% of GDP 2012
=3 Tajikistan 1.4% of GDP 2012
5 Botswana 0.8% of GDP 2012
6 Belarus 0.7% of GDP 2012
=7 Swaziland 0.3% of GDP 2012
=7 Azerbaijan 0.3% of GDP 2012
9 Uzbekistan 0.2% of GDP 2012
10 Switzerland 0.1% of GDP 2012
11 Central African Republic -0.7% of GDP 2012
12 Luxembourg -0.8% of GDP 2012
13 Rwanda -1.1% of GDP 2012
14 Mali -1.2% of GDP 2012
=15 Laos -1.4% of GDP 2012
=15 Andorra -1.4% of GDP 2011
=15 Austria -1.4% of GDP 2012
18 San Marino -1.5% of GDP 2011
=19 Liechtenstein -1.6% of GDP 2011
=19 Armenia -1.6% of GDP 2012
=21 Paraguay -1.7% of GDP 2012
=21 Bhutan -1.7% of GDP 2012
23 Chad -1.8% of GDP 2012
=24 Hungary -2.1% of GDP 2013
=24 Moldova -2.1% of GDP 2012
=26 Niger -2.7% of GDP 2012
=26 Ethiopia -2.7% of GDP 2012
=28 Uganda -2.9% of GDP 2012
=28 Kazakhstan -2.9% of GDP 2012
30 Burkina Faso -3.2% of GDP 2012
31 Burundi -3.8% of GDP 2012
32 Slovakia -4.4% of GDP 2012
33 Czech Republic -4.5% of GDP 2012
34 Zambia -4.9% of GDP 2012
35 Kosovo -5% of GDP 2011
36 Kyrgyzstan -6% of GDP 2012
37 Nepal -6.4% of GDP 2012
38 Serbia -7.6% of GDP 2012
39 Malawi -7.9% of GDP 2012
40 Mongolia -8.5% of GDP 2012
41 Afghanistan -8.7% 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/Landlocked-countries/Economy/Budget-surplus/+-or-deficit/--

Landlocked 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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