Thursday, 12 December 2019
Department of Finance
The official outturn for 2018 is compiled by the Central Statistics Office (CSO). This is included in Table 1 of the Economic and Fiscal Outlook published as part of Budget 2020. This table also includes the Department of Finance’s projections of the main economic and fiscal variables, including the general government balance.
The following extract sets out the information the Deputy requested.
|General Government Balance, per cent of GDP||0.1||0.2|
Taking into account the November tax receipts, with all else being equal, a surplus of 0.4 per cent of GDP could instead be in prospect for this year.
The CSO will publish the official outturn for 2019 in April of next year.