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Spain Takes a Leap Towards Financial Stability: Reducing Public Deficit While Strengthening Social Programs.

BySamantha Nguyen

Mar 27, 2024
Spain meets deficit target and ends 2023 at 3.64% of GDP, informs Eurostat

Despite the global challenges, Spain managed to reduce its public deficit in 2023. The country’s official closing data shows a deficit of 3.64% of GDP including financial aid, which is slightly lower than the provisional 3.66% announced by Minister of Finance Mara Jess Montero. This reduction has been attributed to economic growth and dynamic employment sector, with a record number of Social Security affiliates reaching 21 million employed individuals.

The Social Security system closed the year with a deficit of 8,627 million euros, equivalent to 0.59% of GDP, despite earning 201,317 million euros in contributions, an increase of 9.2% compared to the previous year. The system’s contributions saw a significant increase due to higher contributions from employed individuals. Despite this, the negative balance for Social Security Funds at the end of 2023 was only 0.56% of GDP, with transfers amounting to 43,908 million euros.

Overall, Spain’s financial performance in 2023 reflects its commitment to fiscal responsibility and economic growth despite global challenges. The country’s ability to reduce the deficit while strengthening social programs highlights its resilience and dedication to financial stability.

By Samantha Nguyen

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