Argentina Ended 2020 with Primary Deficit of 6.5% of Budgeted GDP

The deficit was the result of a revenue drop of 0.7% of GDP, and expenditure growth of 3.5% of GDP, mainly to help families and when possible jobs, as well as aid for the provinces.

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Argentina's 2020 budget primary deficit reached 6.5% of GDP, according to a release from the Economy ministry, while the overall deficit was equivalent to 8.5% of GDP, given the massive support to the government to address the pandemic a recession.

The deficit was the result of a revenue drop of 0.7% of GDP, and expenditure growth of 3.5% of GDP, mainly to help families and when possible jobs, as well as aid for the different provinces.

However in December the fiscal deficit was below the original estimate in the 2020 budget . . .

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