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Muslim 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 Kuwait 31.7% of GDP 2012
2 Libya 27.7% of GDP 2012
3 Qatar 14.4% of GDP 2012
4 Brunei 13.4% of GDP 2012
5 Saudi Arabia 13.1% of GDP 2012
6 United Arab Emirates 7.2% of GDP 2012
7 Iraq 7% of GDP 2012
8 Mauritania 2.9% of GDP 2012
9 Comoros 1.5% of GDP 2012
=10 Turkmenistan 1.4% of GDP 2012
=10 Tajikistan 1.4% of GDP 2012
12 Azerbaijan 0.3% of GDP 2012
13 Uzbekistan 0.2% of GDP 2012
14 Oman -0.3% of GDP 2012
15 Mali -1.2% of GDP 2012
16 Chad -1.8% of GDP 2012
=17 Nigeria -2.1% of GDP 2012
=17 Turkey -2.1% of GDP 2012
=17 Indonesia -2.1% of GDP 2012
20 Bahrain -2.3% of GDP 2012
21 Iran -2.4% of GDP 2012
=22 Niger -2.7% of GDP 2012
=22 Tunisia -2.7% of GDP 2012
24 Djibouti -2.8% of GDP 2012
25 Kazakhstan -2.9% of GDP 2012
26 Burkina Faso -3.2% of GDP 2012
=27 Guinea -3.4% of GDP 2012
=27 Albania -3.4% of GDP 2012
=29 Malaysia -4.5% of GDP 2012
=29 The Gambia -4.5% of GDP 2012
=31 Bangladesh -4.7% of GDP 2012
=31 Algeria -4.7% of GDP 2012
33 Kosovo -5% of GDP 2011
34 Sierra Leone -5.3% of GDP 2012
35 Senegal -5.9% of GDP 2012
36 Kyrgyzstan -6% of GDP 2012
37 Pakistan -6.6% of GDP 2012
38 Yemen -7.2% of GDP 2012
39 Morocco -8.4% of GDP 2012
40 Sudan -8.6% of GDP 2012
41 Afghanistan -8.7% of GDP 2012
42 Lebanon -9.6% of GDP 2012
43 Jordan -9.8% of GDP 2012
44 Egypt -10.9% of GDP 2012
45 Syria -11.4% of GDP 2012
46 Maldives -13.4% 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/Muslim-countries/Economy/Budget-surplus/+-or-deficit/--

Muslim 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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