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Economy > Government debt > Deficit and financing > Cash surplus or deficit > % of GDP: Countries Compared

DEFINITION: Cash surplus or deficit is revenue (including grants) minus expense, minus net acquisition of nonfinancial assets. In the 1986 GFS manual nonfinancial assets were included under revenue and expenditure in gross terms. This cash surplus or deficit is closest to the earlier overall budget balance (still missing is lending minus repayments, which are now a financing item under net acquisition of financial assets).".

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# COUNTRY AMOUNT DATE GRAPH HISTORY
1 Kuwait 23.44% 2008
2 Norway 19.98% 2008
3 Qatar 12.48% 2007
4 Botswana 9.86% 1996
5 Congo, Republic of the 9.62% 2005
6 Algeria 9.28% 2008
7 Singapore 7.64% 2008
8 Bahrain 7.55% 2005
9 Seychelles 7.28% 2008
10 San Marino 6.2% 2006
11 Lesotho 5.65% 2008
12 Russia 5.6% 2008
13 Chile 4.74% 2008
14 Finland 4.61% 2008
15 Kazakhstan 4.31% 2008
16 Denmark 3.85% 2008
17 Paraguay 3.22% 2008
18 Bulgaria 3.2% 2008
19 New Zealand 3.16% 2007
20 Morocco 2.93% 2008
21 Cape Verde 2.55% 2008
22 Luxembourg 2.47% 2008
23 Sweden 2.38% 2008
24 Belarus 2.37% 2008
25 Venezuela 2.18% 2005
26 The Gambia 2.1% 1990
27 Peru 1.96% 2008
28 Namibia 1.95% 2007
29 Australia 1.86% 2008
30 Bolivia 1.24% 2007
31 Switzerland 1.13% 2007
32 Netherlands 1.11% 2008
33 Cyprus 0.98% 2008
34 Panama 0.91% 2001
35 Trinidad and Tobago 0.69% 2007
36 Mauritius 0.64% 2008
Europe average (profile) 0.629% 2006
=37 Thailand 0.5% 2008
=37 Bhutan 0.5% 2009
39 Canada 0.41% 2008
40 El Salvador 0.32% 2008
41 Dominican Republic 0.3% 2007
42 Togo 0.29% 2008
=43 Ecuador 0.09% 1994
=43 United Arab Emirates 0.09% 1999
45 Kyrgyzstan -0.04% 2008
46 Democratic Republic of the Congo -0.06% 2001
47 Slovenia -0.19% 2008
48 Honduras -0.21% 2008
49 Germany -0.23% 2008
50 Cote d'Ivoire -0.27% 2008
51 Benin -0.33% 2008
52 Sudan -0.39% 1999
53 South Africa -0.4% 2008
54 Moldova -0.41% 2008
55 Argentina -0.46% 2004
56 Central African Republic -0.47% 2004
57 Armenia -0.53% 2008
58 Austria -0.68% 2008
59 Vanuatu -0.71% 1999
High income OECD countries average (profile) -0.74% 2008
60 Costa Rica -0.79% 2008
61 Zambia -0.83% 2007
62 Croatia -0.84% 2008
63 Uruguay -0.89% 2008
64 Niger -0.93% 2007
65 Bangladesh -0.96% 2008
66 Nepal -0.98% 2005
67 Jordan -1.05% 2008
68 Belgium -1.09% 2008
69 Indonesia -1.1% 2004
70 Mexico -1.17% 2000
=71 China -1.19% 2006
=71 Japan -1.19% 1990
73 Brazil -1.22% 2008
NATO countries average (profile) -1.245% 2008
74 Philippines -1.25% 2008
European Union average (profile) -1.401% 2008
Eurozone average (profile) -1.464% 2008
=75 Bosnia and Herzegovina -1.47% 2008
=75 Ukraine -1.47% 2008
77 Uganda -1.5% 2008
South Asia average (profile) -1.528% 2008
78 India -1.53% 2008
79 Czech Republic -1.54% 2008
80 Guatemala -1.59% 2008
81 The Bahamas -1.65% 2007
82 Serbia and Montenegro -1.69% 2008
83 Cambodia -1.71% 2006
=84 Georgia -1.9% 2008
=84 European Union -1.9% 2008
86 Israel -1.91% 2008
87 Turkey -1.94% 2008
88 Burma -1.97% 2004
89 Spain -2.02% 2008
90 Senegal -2.06% 2001
91 Estonia -2.12% 2008
Emerging markets average (profile) -2.147% 2003
92 Malta -2.2% 2007
93 Afghanistan -2.22% 2008
94 Slovakia -2.23% 2008
95 Papua New Guinea -2.26% 2002
96 Burundi -2.36% 1999
97 Sierra Leone -2.42% 2004
=98 Cameroon -2.44% 1994
=98 Mali -2.44% 2008
100 Italy -2.47% 2008
Group of 7 countries (G7) average (profile) -2.565% 2008
101 Latvia -2.63% 2008
102 Madagascar -2.66% 2007
103 Portugal -2.67% 2008
104 Swaziland -2.75% 2003
105 Oman -2.8% 2001
106 Guinea -2.86% 1992
107 Belize -2.88% 1997
108 Laos -2.89% 2007
109 Fiji -2.92% 2006
110 France -2.96% 2008
111 Lithuania -3.07% 2008
112 Saint Kitts and Nevis -3.35% 2006
113 Mongolia -3.51% 2008
114 Poland -3.71% 2008
115 Tunisia -3.82% 2009
116 Hungary -3.89% 2008
117 Malaysia -4.05% 2003
118 Kenya -4.09% 2008
119 Burkina Faso -4.15% 2008
120 Pakistan -4.17% 2007
121 Romania -4.63% 2008
122 Azerbaijan -4.67% 1999
123 United Kingdom -4.7% 2008
124 Jamaica -5.14% 2008
125 Colombia -5.21% 2003
126 Zimbabwe -5.22% 1997
127 Rwanda -5.65% 1992
128 Nicaragua -5.92% 2001
129 Sri Lanka -6.57% 2008
130 Tajikistan -6.61% 2004
131 Ireland -6.97% 2008
132 Ethiopia -7.56% 2002
133 Greece -7.8% 2008
134 Barbados -9.32% 2007
135 Lebanon -9.8% 2008
136 Ghana -10.06% 2008
137 United States -10.21% 2009
138 Iceland -12.67% 2008
139 Maldives -13.67% 2008

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