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Korea Fiscal Balance

Korea Fiscal Balance

Fiscal Balance in Korea

The Republic of Korea maintained a relatively sound fiscal position from 2013 to 2019, recording surpluses in many years. However, the COVID-19 pandemic led to increased fiscal spending to support the economy, resulting in a large deficit. By 2022, as the economy recovered, the government began focusing on fiscal normalization, aiming to balance economic support measures with the longer-term goal of fiscal sustainability.

The fiscal balance in Korea averaged -0.3% of GDP in the decade to 2022, above the Asia-Pacific regional average of -3.6% of GDP. The fiscal balance in Korea was -3.0% of GDP in 2022. For more fiscal balance information, visit our dedicated page.

Korea Fiscal Balance Chart

Note: This chart displays Fiscal Balance (% of GDP) for Korea from 2013 to 2022.
Source: Korea Ministry of Economy & Finance.

Korea Fiscal Balance Data

2018 2019 2020 2021 2022
Fiscal Balance (% of GDP) 1.6 -0.6 -3.7 -1.5 -3.0
Consensus Forecasts and Projections for the next ten years

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