Fiscal Balance in Brazil
Brazil's fiscal deficit grew from 2013 to 2022, driven by political instability and economic challenges. High spending levels and structural issues, including pension liabilities, contributed to the deficit's growth. Efforts to implement austerity measures faced political resistance. The COVID-19 pandemic further exacerbated the fiscal situation, leading to increased government spending and a wider deficit. By 2022, Brazil faced continued fiscal challenges, with efforts to reform public finances and control the deficit ongoing amidst economic recovery efforts.
The fiscal balance in Brazil averaged -7.1% of GDP in the decade to 2022, below the Latin America average of -4.7% of GDP. The fiscal balance in 2022 was -4.6% of GDP. For more fiscal balance information, visit our dedicated page.
Brazil Fiscal Balance Chart
Brazil Fiscal Balance Data
|Fiscal Balance (% of GDP)||-7.0||-5.8||-13.3||-4.3||-4.6|
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