Government budget balance reached -53.7 in 2009 in Syria, according to the National Statistical Office. This is 6.52 % less than in the previous year.
Historically, government budget balance in Syria reached an all time high of 17.1 in 2001 and an all time low of -75.1 in 2005. When compared to Syria's main peers, government budget balance in Jordan amounted to -1.89, -7,928 in Lebanon and -33.6 in Turkey in 2009.
Syria has been ranked 77th within the group of 129 countries we follow in terms of government budget balance, 11 places behind 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).