Government budget balance reached -1,172 in 2013 in Pakistan, according to the National Statistical Office. This is 27 % less than in the previous year.
Historically, government budget balance in Pakistan reached an all time high of -21.1 in 1990 and an all time low of -1,605 in 2012. When compared to Pakistan's main peers, government budget balance in China amounted to -296 and -7,720 in India in 2013.
Pakistan has been ranked 87th within the group of 96 countries we follow in terms of government budget balance, 17 places above the position seen 10 years ago.
A government budget deficit is the amount by which government revenues fall short of government spending (the opposite being a budget surplus).