This table shows the results of the federal budget. Pursuant to Article 16 paragraph 1 of the Federal Budget Act, since 1988 the federal budget accounts are to be divided in a budget account as such (“ordinary budget”) and a financing account (“equalizing budget”). The financing account includes all cash flows resulting from the borrowing and repayment of debt (including short-term borrowings) that the government incurs to cover public expenditure that cannot be financed from tax revenues. In this table, the terms “deficit” and “surplus” refer to the balance on the budget account excluding financing, i.e. to the ordinary budget balance.
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