Portugal General Government Structural Balance (% Potential GDP) Statistics

16, Dec 2019, EST.

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Country or Region: Portugal › Change country
Economic Indicator: General Government Structural Balance (% Potential GDP) › See all Portugal indicators, › See General Government Structural Balance (% Potential GDP) data for all countries
Detailed Analysis for Year: 2015 › Change year
Full Dataset: from 1980 to 2019
Dataset updated: 17th March 2015
Data Source: International Monetary Fund (IMF)
National or Regional Currency: Euro
Currency Symbol: EUR

Data are on a national income accounts basis. The structural budget position is defined as the actual budget deficit (or surplus) less the effects of cyclical deviations of output from potential output. Because of the margin of uncertainty that attaches to estimates of cyclical gaps and to tax and expenditure elasticities with respect to national income, indicators of structural budget positions should be interpreted as broad orders of magnitude. See notes for: General government structural balance (National currency).

General Government Structural Balance (% Potential GDP) Statistics for Portugal , Year 2015 - In Detail

General Government Structural Balance (% Potential GDP) for Portugal in year 2015 is -1.485 %. Data are on a national income accounts basis. The structural budget position is defined as the actual budget deficit (or surplus) less the effects of cyclical deviations of output from potential output. Because of the margin of uncertainty that attaches to estimates of cyclical gaps and to tax and expenditure elasticities with respect to national income, indicators of structural budget positions should be interpreted as broad orders of magnitude.

This makes Portugal No. 29 in world rankings according to General Government Structural Balance (% Potential GDP) in year 2015. The world's average General Government Structural Balance (% Potential GDP) value is -0.89 %; Portugal is 0.60 less than the average.

In the previous year, 2014, General Government Structural Balance (% Potential GDP) for Portugal was -1.14 % General Government Structural Balance (% Potential GDP) for Portugal in 2015 was or will be 30.15% more than it was or will be in 2014.

In the following or forecasted year, 2016, General Government Structural Balance (% Potential GDP) for Portugal was or will be -1.98 %, which is 33.54% more than the 2015 figure.

* Source: IMF
General Government Structural Balance (% Potential GDP) for Portugal, in other Years
Year %
  2021 -2.811
  2020 -2.776
  2019 -2.646
  2018 -2.562
  2017 -2.403
  2016 -1.983
2015 -1.485
  2014 -1.141
  2013 -2.222
  2012 -3.067
  2011 -6.169
  2010 -8.142
  2009 -8.62
  2008 -5.221
  2007 -3.771
  2006 -4.187
  2005 -5.581
  2004 -7.638
  2003 -5.823
  2002 -4.818
  2001 -4.914
  2000 -4.129
  1999 -3.051
  1998 -3.639
  1997 -3.141
  1996 -4.236
  1995 -3.574
  1994 n/a
  1993 n/a
  1992 n/a
  1991 n/a
  1990 n/a
  1989 n/a
  1988 n/a
  1987 n/a
  1986 n/a
  1985 n/a
  1984 n/a
  1983 n/a
  1982 n/a
  1981 n/a
  1980 n/a