Argentina - Government Budget Balance

Argentina: Government Budget Balance

Unit Mil. ARS, NSA
Adjustments Not Seasonally Adjusted
Quarterly 124.4 %
Data 2022 Q4 -999,519
2022 Q3 -445,418

Series Information

Source Ministry of Economy and Production (MECON) - Secretary of Economic Policy - Argentine Republic
Release Public Finance
Frequency Quarterly
Start Date 3/31/1993
End Date 12/31/2022

Argentina: Government

Reference Last Previous Units Frequency
Government Budget Balance 2022 Q4 -999,519 -445,418 Mil. ARS, NSA Quarterly
Government Expenditures 2022 Q4 5,383,650 4,437,189 Mil. ARS, NSA Quarterly
Government Revenues 2022 Q4 4,384,131 3,991,771 Mil. ARS, NSA Quarterly
Outstanding Public Debt 2020 335,582,217 323,064,618 Ths. USD Annual

Release Information

For Argentina, the calculation of Consolidated Public Expenditure (GPC) includes outlays of non-financial public sector for the thre levels of government: National, provinces and the Autonomous City of Buenos Aires, and municipalities. Quarterly.

The primary concepts in the dataset for the general government are:

  • Current revenue
  • Current expenditures
  • Current savings
  • Capital outlays
  • Total income
  • Total expenditures
  • Overall surplus

Revisions are uncommon.

The source presentation is in Argentinian Spanish with numerous abbreviations. We have identified these translations:

  • ingresos tributarios = tax revenue
  • aportes y contrib. [contribuciones] a la seg. [seguridad] social = social security contributions and taxes
  • ingresos no tributarios = non-tax reveno
  • ventas de bs. y serv. [bienes y servicios] de las adm. pub. [administracion publico] = sales of goods and services by public administration
  • ingresos de operacion = operating income
  • rentas de la propiedad netas = net property income
  • transferencias corrientes = current transfers
  • otros ingresos = other revenue
  • superavit operativo empresas pub. [publico] = public companies operating surplus
  • ahorro/desahorro = surplus/deficit
  • gastos de capital = capital expenses
  • inversion real directa = direct real investment
  • transferencias de capital = capital transfers
  • inversion financiera = financial investment
  • ingresos antes de figurativas = income before figuratives
  • CABA = Ciudad Autónoma de Buenos Aires = Autonomous City of Buenos Aires

In the items ingresos primarios despues de figurat and gastos primarios despues de figurat, "figurat" is an abbreviation for "figurative." "Figurative contributions" is a concept that appears in government finance statistics for Argentina and Italy.

A government's "primary" budget excludes debt service.