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Italy Fiscal Balance

Italy Fiscal Balance

Fiscal Balance in Italy

Italy's persistent fiscal deficit from 2013 to 2022 reflected its ongoing economic struggles and efforts to adhere to EU fiscal rules. The government faced challenges in reducing debt and deficit levels, constrained by slow economic growth and political instability. The COVID-19 pandemic exacerbated fiscal pressures, leading to increased spending and debt.

The fiscal balance in Italy averaged -4.3% of GDP in the decade to 2022, below the Euro Area average of -2.7% of GDP. The fiscal balance in 2022 was -8.0% of GDP. For more information on fiscal balance, visit our dedicated page

Italy Fiscal Balance Chart

Note: This chart displays Fiscal Balance (% of GDP) for Italy from 2014 to 2023.
Source: Macrobond.

Italy Fiscal Balance Data

2019 2020 2021 2022 2023
Fiscal Balance (% of GDP) -1.5 -9.4 -8.7 -8.6 -7.4
Consensus Forecasts and Projections for the next ten years

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