Bloomberg Anywhere Remote Login Bloomberg Terminal Demo Request


Connecting decision makers to a dynamic network of information, people and ideas, Bloomberg quickly and accurately delivers business and financial information, news and insight around the world.


Financial Products

Enterprise Products


Customer Support

  • Americas

    +1 212 318 2000

  • Europe, Middle East, & Africa

    +44 20 7330 7500

  • Asia Pacific

    +65 6212 1000


Industry Products

Media Services

Follow Us

Lithuania 2012 Budget Gap Falls to 3% of GDP as Debt Ratio Rises

Lithuania’s budget deficit narrowed to 3 percent of gross domestic product last year, meeting European Union limits for the first time since 2007 even as government debt advanced.

The shortfall shrank from 4.8 percent last year on revenue of 32.4 billion litai ($12.7 billion) and spending of 34.1 billion litai, the Finance Ministry, based in the capital, Vilnius, said today on its website. Taxes and social-security payments generated 47 percent and 38 percent of revenue, while social-benefits expenditures such as pensions and unemployment accounted for 51 percent of spending, it said.

Government debt rose to 43.2 billion litai, equivalent to 38.4 percent of GDP, 2 percentage points more than in 2011, the ministry said in a separate statement.

Lithuania’s economy grew 3.6 percent in 2012, faster than the Finance Ministry’s forecast of 3.5 percent, the statistics office said today. The four-party coalition formed after elections in October adopted a budget for 2013 that foresees reducing the deficit to 2.5 percent of GDP. The government plans to seek euro adoption in 2015.

Please upgrade your Browser

Your browser is out-of-date. Please download one of these excellent browsers:

Chrome, Firefox, Safari, Opera or Internet Explorer.