Sao Tome and Principe recorded a Government Budget deficit equal to 7.20 percent of the country's Gross Domestic Product in 2022. Government Budget in Sao Tome and Principe averaged 0.89 percent of GDP from 2002 until 2022, reaching an all time high of 121.50 percent of GDP in 2007 and a record low of -17.30 percent of GDP in 2009. source: Central Bank of Sao Tome and Principe

Government Budget in Sao Tome and Principe is expected to reach -5.60 percent of GDP by the end of 2023, according to Trading Economics global macro models and analysts expectations. In the long-term, the Sao Tome and Principe Government Budget is projected to trend around -4.70 percent of GDP in 2024 and -4.50 percent of GDP in 2025, according to our econometric models.



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Government Budget -7.20 -5.90 percent of GDP Dec 2022
Government Debt to GDP 88.00 96.90 percent of GDP Dec 2021
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Sao Tome and Principe Government Budget
Government Budget is an itemized accounting of the payments received by government (taxes and other fees) and the payments made by government (purchases and transfer payments). A budget deficit occurs when an government spends more money than it takes in. The opposite of a budget deficit is a budget surplus.
Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
-7.20 -5.90 121.50 -17.30 2002 - 2022 percent of GDP Yearly