General Government Deficit (As % of GDP)

Based on a comparison of 26 countries in 2015, Luxembourg ranked the highest in general government deficit as a share of GDP with 1.60% followed by Germany and Sweden. On the other end of the scale was Spain with -5.10%, Portugal with -4.40% and France with -3.50%.

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Country Unit 1995 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015
Austria %                             -5.40 -4.50 -2.60 -2.20 -1.40    
Belgium %                             -5.40 -4.00 -4.10 -4.20 -3.00    
Bulgaria % ... ...                         -4.10 -3.10 -2.00 -0.300 -0.400    
Croatia % ... ... ... ... ... ... ...               -6.00 -6.20 -7.80 -5.30 -5.30    
Cyprus %                             -5.40 -4.70 -5.70 -5.80 -4.90    
Czech Republic %                             -5.50 -4.40 -2.70 -3.90 -1.20    
Denmark %                             -2.80 -2.70 -2.10 -3.50 -1.10    
Estonia %                             -2.20 0.200 1.20 -0.300 -0.200    
Finland %                             -2.50 -2.60 -1.00 -2.20 -2.60    
France %                             -7.20 -6.80 -5.10 -4.80 -4.00    
Germany %                             -3.20 -4.20 -1.00 0 -0.200    
Hungary %                             -4.60 -4.50 -5.50 -2.30 -2.60    
Ireland %                             -13.8 -32.1 -12.6 -8.00 -5.70    
Italy %                             -5.30 -4.20 -3.70 -2.90 -2.70    
Latvia %                             -9.10 -8.50 -3.40 -0.800 -0.900    
Lithuania %                             -9.10 -6.90 -8.90 -3.10 -2.60    
Luxembourg %                             -0.700 -0.700 0.500 0.300 1.00    
Malta %                             -3.30 -3.20 -2.50 -3.60 -2.60    
Netherlands %                             -5.40 -5.00 -4.30 -3.90 -2.40    
Poland %                             -7.30 -7.30 -4.80 -3.70 -4.10    
Portugal %                             -9.80 -11.2 -7.40 -5.70 -4.80    
Romania %                             -9.50 -6.90 -5.40 -3.70 -2.10    
Slovakia %                             -7.80 -7.50 -4.30 -4.30 -2.70    
Slovenia %                             -5.90 -5.60 -6.70 -4.10 -15.0    
Spain %                             -11.0 -9.40 -9.60 -10.5 -7.00    
Sweden %                             -0.700 -0.100 -0.200 -1.00 -1.40